Yesterday I asked if you wanted to make a turkey. Well, today we are going to make a Pilgrim (and some Native Americans). Thanksgiving is not complete without the people from the first Thanksgiving! This free Make a Pilgrim Activity pack has everything you need to make two Pilgrims. Additionally, I have included a few Native Americans as well. We all know the first Thanksgiving would not have happened without both the Pilgrims and the Native Americans! Before we begin, though, I like to give a few great book recommendations and other crafty ideas to help make celebrating Thanksgiving a fun and meaningful time for the kids. The book Turkey trouble is really adorable… what is a turkey to do when he knows he will be Thanksgiving dinner? At our house, we have a kids table just for kids… it is great to have place mats and a table cloth just for them to color. It keeps the kids occupied, and the adults can have a little bit longer conversation too! And…if you know me, you know I LOVE the Make a Sticker packs…I may or may not sneak a few from the kids stash to create myself. BUT, as we know, Thanksgiving is not about the Turkey -it is about being Thankful and it all started with the Pilgrims. The book It’s Not about You, Mrs. Turkey reminds us of that. It gives a full historical and religious background of how the holiday began.
Pete the Cat: The First ThanksgivingTurkey TroubleRun, Turkey, Run!Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad)I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)10 Fat TurkeysOne Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims (Picture Puffin Books)
Make a Pilgrim Activity
Today we have a fun cut and paste activity for the kids… It is good to help them practice their scissor cutting skills – and watch their creativity as they color and paste! I like to find a picture of a pilgrim to show the children before we begin. Pilgrims did not usually wear bright colors (but the Native Americans did!)… I want them to learn how things really looked in history. After making the activity, you may want to do a Thanksgiving Writing Prompt. Follow these links if you need help teaching a child on how to hold scissors or teaching a child to hold a pencil correctly.
To get your free Make a Pilgrim activity, enter in your information into the form below. You will be emailed the activity pack. If you have any trouble, please email me at [email protected] I am happy to help. This make a Pilgrim Activity is included in a larger Thanksgiving literacy fun bundle on TpT!
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