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Thanksgiving. A national holiday commemorating the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony in 1621, after a winter of great starvation and privation. In that year, Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving, and a feast was shared by all the colonists and the neighboring Native Americans. After the American Revolution, the first national Thanksgiving Day, proclaimed by George Washington, was November 26, 1789. Abraham Lincoln, urged by Sarah J. Hale, revived the custom in 1863, appointing as the date the last Thursday of November. In 1939, 1940, and 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November. In 1941 Congress passed a joint resolution that Thanksgiving should fall on the fourth Thursday of November.


Thanksgiving/Mayflower Voyage & Arrival

Thanksgiving Day (Poem)/Lydia Maria Child

Thanks/Mayflower Crossing & Landing

Thanksgiving Patterns/Big-Little/What's Next?

Thanksgiving/PreK/Matching Same Pics

Thanksgiving/PreK-1/Matching Pics

Coloring Pages


Connect-the-Dots Matching

Thanksgiving Picture Frame

Thanksgiving Framed Poem

Thanksgiving Poems to Color

Pumpkin Follow-the-Dots

Pumpkin Maze

The Turkey

Turkey Maze

Turkey Connect-the-Dots

Pilgrim Who Am I?

Mayflower Who Am I?

Corn Who Am I?

Poem - The Landing of the

Pilgrim Fathers/Felicia Dorothea Hemans.


Recipes | The Mayflower Crossing | Thanksgiving Facts | Code Writing | Harvest Festival

Apple Prints | Poem | Thanksgiving Picture/Description | Write a Thanksgiving Story