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The Pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock in December of 1620 found the New World much different than they had expected. Amid the hard New England winter, 46 of the 121 persons who made the voyage perished. But the fall of 1621 brought a bountiful harvest, giving those who remained a change to survive the coming winter. The surviving Pilgrims, along with 91 Native American guests, celebrated the first Thanksgiving with wild game and vegetables. Throughout Colonial history, similar Thanksgiving celebrations occurred whenever settlers felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude toward God. In fact, George Washington even declared a national day of Thanksgiving in 1789. Still, Thanksgiving did not become a regular holiday in the United States until 1863 when Abraham Lincoln signed into law a bill proclaiming the last Thursday of each November to be Thanksgiving Day. In 1941, the U.S. Congress amended the law to make the fourth Thursday of each November Thanksgiving.

Arts and Crafts for Thanksgiving

Arts and Crafts for Thanksgiving



Discussion Topics for Thanksgiving ESL/EFL Discussion Topics for Thanksgiving
Games for Thanksgiving

Games for Thanksgiving

Interactive Puzzles for Thanksgiving

Interactive Puzzles for Thanksgiving

Language Activities for Thanksgiving

Language Activities for Thanksgiving

Notable Quotes Related to Thanksgiving

Notable Quotes Related to Thanksgiving

Reading Comprehension Exercises for Thanksgiving

Reading Comprehension Exercises for Thanksgiving

Poems for Thanksgiving

Poems for Thanksgiving

Printable Worksheets, Coloring Pages, and Puzzles

Printable Worksheets, Coloring Pages, and Puzzles

Songs and Fingerplays for Thanksgiving

Songs and Fingerplays for Thanksgiving

Recommended Books for Thanksgiving

Recommended Books for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Word Wall Card

Thanksgiving Word Wall Cards
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Writing Activities for Thanksgiving Writing Activities for Thanksgiving
 

 

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Find the date and history behind Thanksgiving. Teach kids what it means with a fun social study activity. Here you can find the background and origin of Thanksgiving and the bountiful harvest.

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The Holiday Zone provides free educational resources, printables, and activities for students of all ages. Even preschoolers can enjoy certain craft projects, coloring pages, games, songs, action rhymes, and fingerplays. Discussion topics are suitable for children, teens, and adults and are written with English Language Learners (ELLs) in mind. Reading comprehension exercises range from early elementary to middle school levels and include simple exercises created especially for beginning ESL/EFL students. Language arts activities are geared toward elementary school students, but include adaptations for the ESL/EFL classroom. Songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and learning games are created especially for use in the early childhood educational setting and are ideal for preschool or kindergarten circle times. Printable word searches, crossword puzzles, and worksheets are available for both primary and upper elementary classes. Nor are activities designed just for classroom use. Many of the holiday and seasonal activities on this site are tasks that parents and children can enjoy at home--together. So come on in, look around, and have fun!



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