Do you want to make a pilgrim?

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 ThanksgivingPete the Cat: The First ThanksgivingTurkey TroubleTurkey TroubleRun, Turkey, Run!Run, Turkey, Run!Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad)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)I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)10 Fat Turkeys10 Fat TurkeysOne Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims (Picture Puffin Books)One 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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