Thanksgiving Turkey
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Clemons Pre-K class at Hahira Elementary School
By Tawanna Merritt, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher


Do you know how the Thanksgiving holiday started?  Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated on November 25th of every year. It is a time to be thankful for what you have and a great time to eat many different kinds of food. Do you have a favorite food that you like to eat during Thanksgiving? Can you name an animal associated with this holiday? Well,  if you explore the websites below you can find out everything about Thanksgiving and how it started.

This is the Mayflower, the ship used by the Pilgrims. You can take a voyage on the Mayflower if you go to this site.
turkeytime Guess what boys and girls, you can visit the holiday spot to read, play, and create some things associated with Thanksgiving.
Do you know that turkeys are America's favorite food to eat during Thanksgiving. You can go to this site and find out where they originated from.
On November 25, 2004, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. This is the day that we give thanks for what we have. You can tell your family and friends how thankful you are for them when you visit this site.
Would you like to know about the Pilgrims who started Thanksgiving. Well, if you do you can go to KidsTurnCentral and find tons of information.
happythanksgiving Come to this very interesting online encyclopedia to learn alot about this great holiday.

Mission Activity

Imagine that you are a worker boarding the Mayflower. It is your responsibility to help secure the ship and make sure that the Pilgrims reach the land of America safely. The mission is for you to draw the Mayflower. Then imagine that you are sailing to a faraway place.

Mission Steps
1. You will visit the Mayflower and take a tour aboard the ship.
2. You will jot down five things that you saw on the Mayflower.
3. Get paper and crayons to draw the Mayflower.
4. When you finish show your work to the teacher and tell her what you learned about the Mayflower.

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