Thanksgiving is only three days away! Children could contribute to the celebration by making a special tablecloth. Give children a paper tablecloth and some festive markers. Place scrap paper under the tablecloth to protect underlying surfaces. Children could draw Thanksgiving foods, symbols, or family likenesses. They could also write messages about giving thanks. Children could read A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting or learn more from the Plimoth Plantation website at: Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Today children could make placemats (construction paper and markers) or nametags or table decorations. They could figure out how many smaller words they can make from the phrase “Happy Thanksgiving” or the phrase “Run Away and Hide, Turkey.” Children could read The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing or visit the Scholastic site at: Thanksgiving.
First Thanksgiving in North America was held in 1619 when 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish (England) reached the New World in Virginia and prayed, thanking God for a safe voyage.