Thanksgiving Day Fun
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Sharp's Kindergarten Class at Pine Grove Elementary School.
Designed by Rachel Keown, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.

Large Turkey

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1. What did the first Thanksgiving Dinner look like, and why do we still celebrate it today? Go to this website and discover who in our history had a hand in making Thanksgiving a National Holiday.
2. The Mayflower is one of the ships that carried the Pilgrams over into America. Discover the history of the Mayflower, and see a picture of how the Mayflower may have looked.
3.Ever wondered what the Pilgrams wore. Check out this website to see some examples of the clothing that men, women, and children might have worn in the 1600's.
4. What were the 13 original colonies of America? Learn more about them as you exlpore an interactive map. Click on the colony to learn more about it.
child and turkey
5. The Macy's Day Parade is a major part of the Thanksgiving Day festivities. Many people sit down and watch the parade on television. But how did it all get started? What is the history of the Parade?
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6. Look inside the encyclopedia for more information on Thanksgivng.
7. Just for Fun. Go and have fun playing some Thanksgiving Day games!

Mission Activity

    You are a guest at the first Thanksgiving dinner. They ask that you dress appropriately, and that you bring food appropriate to the first Thanksgiving dinner.

    You  will need to dress like a Pilgram child and you will need to share a little bit of information about the food your brought. 

     In addition, you are ask to draw a picture of your own experience at the first Thanksgiving dinner. Draw what the table might look like with all the people around it, and make sure to draw another picture of you in your pretty clothes.

       The TopicQuest Page has some links you might want to look at so you will know what to wear and what to say. Pilgram Clothing might be a good website to look at for clothing ideas, and The First Thanksgiving Dinner to get some food ideas.

Have a good meal!

Mission Steps

1. Explore with your teacher Pilgram Clothing and The First Thanksgiving Dinner for information on how to draw your picture showing what the first Thanksgiving dinner might have been like, and draw a picture of what you might wear.

2. Describe to your teacher 2 of the group of people at the first Thanksgiving dinner and compare what they might have looked like.

3. Add the drawings of your clothing to your picture of dinner, and write a sentance about each.

4. Give your drawings to your teacher to scan and publish on the Internet.

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