Saturday, 14 November 2015


Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November. It is a federal holiday in the US, so schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are closed. Thanksgiving was the first holiday celebrated in America. It was first celebrated in the autumn of 1621 when the Wampanoag Indians and the pilgrims got together for a three-day feast and festival of fun. Today, families celebrate Thanksgiving by eating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, yams, corn, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and an NFL football game are special Thanksgiving Day events.


What is Thanksgiving?
  • It is a federal holiday that is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
  • The first Thanksgiving was in 1621 when the pilgrims invited the Indians to a three-day feast to celebrate the autumn harvest.
Who were the pilgrims?
  • The pilgrims were a small group of people who sailed to North America in order to start a new life.
  • They sailed on the Mayflower ship and landed on Plymouth Rock.
  • They wanted religious freedom.

The following activities are intended to cover at least a complete lesson:

- The journey on the Mayflower: Watch and listen HERE

- The first Thanksgiving: Watch and listen HERE 

If you don't have much time to talk about Thanksgiving you can do the following one:

- Listen and read about Thanksgiving. Fill in the gaps. HERE
                                                              Comprehension check HERE


Thanksgiving Recipes for KidsKids can help mom, dad, brother, or sister make sweet potato pie, marshmallow pilgrim hats, and turkey cookies.

Pass the Dessert: America's Thanksgiving Recipes Find seven recipes for old fashioned Thanksgiving desserts and listen to an audio clip as the some of the finished recipes are tasted and rated.

Online Quizzes

Turkey Trivia Quiz
Answer 20 questions on the turkey and have your quiz graded.

Thanksgiving QuizTake and grade these 10 question quizzes.

Thanksgiving TriviaTest your Thanksgiving savvy with this 80 question trivia test.

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