Wikipedia states that:
Thanksgiving Day, known informally as “Turkey Day,” is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving was a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to God, family and friends for which all have been blessed of material possessions and relationships. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest.
Kids are always willing to learn more about the festivities…What happened during the first thanksgiving? Who were the Pilgrims? When and how did they arrive?
Hippojoy considers this is a wonderful time to learn and embrace the blessings all families have. We created a play to answer some of the children’s questions and put it on with our own children. It was a hit with both adults and children. I have been receiving phone calls from the kids requesting to play a different part this year.
I am thinking of preparing a kit that includes props, play and cute accessories for your family to enjoy next year. I will post the pictures of what we do this year, after the holidays, but here are some of what happened last year…
“They would call themselves Pilgrims because they would travel from place to place searching for a place they would call “Home””…
The play is really easy to do. An adult reads the story while the kids act their parts as they hear them.
As for crafts or activities go, why not ask the kids to help with dessert or fixing lunch or a salad.
Here is a cute craft idea: a turkey cupcake; you should make the eyes and beak on the cookie, they can fix the candy corn tail and put it together. Cute, isn’t it?
Look at this idea, table place sets personalized with each child’s name:
During their travel, the Pilgrims suffered from hunger and thirst and by the end of the Winter, half of the tripulation had died…
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