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Teaching Preschoolers the Story of Thanksgiving

Posted on 10-23-2017

Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie... Oh my! Your preschooler may understand what we eat on Thanksgiving, but do they know the true reason we celebrate? Here are some helpful tips for making the most of this holiday with your little one.

History of Thanksgiving

In 1621, the Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to celebrate their harvest. They ate fish, local berries, and venison and enjoyed their bounty over a period of three days. Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1863 and is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November each year!

Festive Activities

Make this Thanksgiving the best ever by trying one of these activities with your family:

Host a neighborhood potluck

Get the families in your area involved by hosting a friends-giving. You don’t have to feast on the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, but instead could come up with a theme for everyone’s dishes to revolve around. End the event by having guests share what they’re most thankful for.

Create a homemade tablecloth

Instead of putting out your best placemats for your Thanksgiving meal this year, grab some brown butcher paper and let your preschooler help you make personalized place settings for all your guests. Help your preschooler write reasons they’re thankful for each guest in attendance on the paper.

Bake a few extra pies to take to your local retirement community

Help your preschooler understand the meaning of giving back by blessing others with some sweet treats.

Give back and give thanks with your preschooler this year.

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