Fall Into the Holiday
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Holt's Kindergarten Class at Echols County Schools
    Designed by Katie Dodgen, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

Pilgrims Giving Thanks

Children praying

What is the origin of Thanksgiving?  Learn all about the
origin, symbols, customs, and many other interesting
facts about Thanksgiving from this online encyclopedia.

Moving Ship

Ever wander what the trip on the Mayflower was like?
Experience the trip for yourself on the Mayflower using this website.
Pilgrim and Indian What did the Pilgrims and Indians really wear? What did they really eat at the First Thanksgiving feast?  This video clip will help you understand what they ate, what they wore and how the First Thanksgiving came about.
Pilgrim Couple

Did Pilgrims wear the same type of clothes that we wear today? Click
here to find out what the Pilgrim men and women wore in 1621.


Read Marcy and Matthew's Thanksgiving Story about their
Thanksgiving experiences. This story uses pictures to help
tell the story of their Thanksgiving holiday.
Indian and Pilgrim

What did the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians do in their daily lives? What kind of clothes did they wear? What type of food did they eat? Did they have to do chores?
Click here to find out.


Write your own Thanksgiving story using this website.
Just fill in the blanks with words to finish your Thanksgiving story.

Why do turkeys always go, "gobble, gobble?"
To find the answer to this question,
click here.  You can also find many other Thanksgiving riddles and jokes on this website.
Turkey on a plate
Ever wandered what the Pilgrims and Indians ate for
the first Thanksgiving dinner? Find out with this ABC Thanksgiving Dinner food.

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Mission Activity

Dinner table

Now use your imagination to pretend that you are either
a Pilgrim or an Indian. Using this website you are going to find out
 what kind of food the Pilgrims and Indians ate for the First Thanksgiving dinner.  Your family, friends, and others are going to be invited to this First Thanksgiving dinner.  I want you to draw a picture of the food you will be serving or eating at your First Thanksgiving.
Mission Activity Steps

1.  Explore the website and look for information about
the food that was served at the First Thanksgiving.
2.  As you are looking through the website look at the images and decide what kind of food you would like to be served at your
First Thanksgiving.
3.  Begin to draw your First Thanksgiving dinner on your white paper provided.
Be sure to make your drawings nice and colorful as you will be sharing them with your classmates and others.  

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