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79 Page Packet of Printable Fall Activities

A Thanksgiving Unit Study designed to enrich your Thanksgiving holiday. In additional to the numerous printable activities, your child will learn that the gate to God's heart is always open and that God loves them.

Learn all about pilgrims and the holiday of Thanksgiving through crafts, activities and recipes.

Thanksgiving Word Cards Traceable Word Cards
The Letters T & F & Handwriting Activities
Letter T Sound Activity
Pilgrim Facts
Name That Pilgrim
Pilgrim Fill In the Blank Quiz
Thanksgiving Matching Word Game
Thanksgiving Vocabulary Words
Easy Thanksgiving Recipe Fun for Kids
Turkey Math & Numbers 1 & 9
Turkey Printable Number Cards/Matching Game
Numbers 1 & 9 Handwriting Practice
Turkey Number Matching Fun
Create Your Own Thanksgiving Book
Thanksgiving Maze & Word Search
My Handprint Turkey - Craftivity
Thanksgiving Word Scramble
An Autumn Placemat - Craftivity
The Open Gate - A Bible Devotion/Lesson
Bible Memory Cards
Traceable Thanksgiving Words
Thanksgiving Size Activity
Thanksgiving Pattern Fun
The Color Orange & Activities
The Color Orange Handwriting Activity
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Over the river and through the wood
To Grandfather's house we go.
     The horse knows the way
     To carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the wood --
Oh, how the wind does blow!
     It stings the toes
     And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the wood
To have a first-rate play.
     Hear the bells ring,
Hurrah forThanksgiving Day!
Over the river and through the wood,
Trot fast, my dapple gray!
     Spring over the ground
     Like a hunting hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood,
And straight through the barnyard gate.
     We seem to go
     Extremely slow --
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood --
Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
     Hurrah for fun!
     Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!


Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name." Psalms 100:4

What does the word "thanksgiving" mean? Thanksgiving is the expression of gratitude and the giving of thanks. Being thankful is a feeling and a showing of gratitude. To praise means to verbally express your admiration, to honor and to glorify with song. Being grateful is feeling and showing appreciation for the kindness and benefits that God has given YOU!

What are YOU thankful for this year? Take time to count every blessing and to give thanks to the Lord for all He has done for YOU!

Thanksgiving is November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day , legal holiday in the U.S., first celebrated in early colonial times in New England. The actual origin, however, is probably the harvest festivals that are traditional in many parts of the world Festivals and Feasts. After the first harvest was completed by the Plymouth colonists in 1621, Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving and prayer, shared by all the colonists and neighboring Native Americans.

"And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe."
Revelation 14:15

Definition of harvest: the gathering of ripe crops, the crops or the amount so gathered, or the season in which they are gathered.


In 1623 a day of fasting and prayer during a period of drought was changed to one of thanksgiving because the rain came during the prayers. Gradually the custom prevailed in New England of annually celebrating thanksgiving after the harvest.

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During the American Revolution a yearly day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress. In 1817 New York State adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom, and by the middle of the 19th century many other states had done the same. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln appointed a day of thanksgiving, and since then each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, generally designating the fourth Thursday of November as a holiday. Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday in Canada, celebrated, since 1957, on the second Monday in October. Observance of the day began in 1879. "Thanksgiving Day,"Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia. 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Separatists, dissenters who withdrew from the Church of England during the 16th and 17th centuries because of their dissatisfaction with the ritual used in worship and with the state control of religion in England. The English clergyman Robert Browne was influential among them, and his followers came to be known as Brownists. His writings contain perhaps the earliest statement of Congregational principles Congregationalism. In the 17th century the Separatists became known as Independents; their congregational system was brought to America by thePilgrims Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia.1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Puritanism, a movement arising within the Church of England in the latter part of the 16th century, which sought to carry the reformation of that church beyond the point represented by the Elizabethan settlement , an attempt to establish a middle course between Roman Catholicism and the ideas of the Protestant reformers Church of England. It had a continuous life within the church until the Stuart Restoration. "Puritanism,"Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia. 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Puritans wanted to "purify" the Church of England. The Separatists wanted to separate ENTIRELY from the Church of England.

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Mayflower Compact , first colonial agreement that formed a government by the consent of the governed. The Mayflower Compact was signed in 1620 by Pilgrims, English people hoping to establish a settlement in North America. The agreement was completed on the ship Mayflower,which was anchored off the coast of Massachusetts.

The Mayflower that brought the Pilgrims to America was never used again as a passenger ship.
There were 51 men, 22 boys, 20 ladies, and 11 girls on board the Mayflower. The oldest Mayflower passenger to participate in the first Thanksgiving was William Brewster. He was 54 years old.


The compact gave the settlers the power to frame and enact laws for the general good of the planned settlement. Most of the Pilgrims were members of the Separatist congregation that had split from the Church of England. However, some were not, and these people sought independence from the Separatists. To prevent this, Separatist leaders wrote the compact, which was modeled after the covenant that had established their Separatist faith. Each male adult signed the document. The signers agreed to follow all just and equal laws that the settlers enacted and to be ruled by the will of the majority. Plymouth Colony did not receive an English royal charter, and so the compact determined governmental authority in the colony until it became part of the Massachusetts colony in 1691."Mayflower Compact," Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia. 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

What did the Pilgrims wear?


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Did you know that of the 102 original Pilgrims that 47 died the first winter?

How does your family celebrate

Thanksgiving is a time for families to create traditions and memories that last a lifetime. When planning your family's festivities, be sure and include your children in the planning. Children can help prepare the Thanksgiving Day decorations, table settings, and the actual feast itself!

"O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever." 1 Chronicles 16:34

~~~ What are you thankful for this year? ~~~
Take the time this Thanksgiving to write down EVERYTHING that you are thankful for. Seeing your blessings in black and white should create a feeling of gratitude and thankfulness for all that God has done.

Say a prayer of Thanksgiving to God for all of your blessings.



Create A Memory!

Buy a plain tablecloth and have each guest at your Thanksgiving table sign the tablecloth and tell what they are most thankful to God for this year and date it! Each year your guest will enjoy reminiscing about the previous years "Thanks."


"Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me" Matthew 25:45

Show your thankfulness to the Lord by sharing your bounty with someone less fortunate! Volunteer to serve meals to the homeless. Donate canned and non-perishable items to your local shelters.


"I will give thanks unto thee; For I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well." Psalms 139:14

Name That Pilgrim!!!

William Brewster was born, probably in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, ca.1566 and died in Plymouth on April 10, 1644. He served as Elder of the Separatist church both in Leiden and Plymouth Colony. Brewster was one of the leading figures in Pilgrim history and served for many years as the religious leader of Plymouth Colony in the absence of a minster.

John Carver, was born in the year 1576, and died on Apr. 5, 1621. He was one of the Pilgrim Fathers, and was the first governor of Plymouth Colony. A wealthy merchant, he helped arrange the Pilgrims' emigration to America in 1620, chartering the Mayflower. He was governor for less than a year before his death.

William Bradford was one of the leaders of the pilgrims who established Plymouth Colony. He was governor for over 30 years. He wrote an account of the history of Plymouth Plantation from the years 1620 through 1647 and this account is a minor classic that reflects the unusual qualities of the man and the values of the small group of English separatists who became known as the Pilgrims. He was born in March 1590 and was self-taught. When he was a young man, he joined Puritan groups that met illegally in Scrooby and was a member of that congregation when it separated from the Church of England in 1606. William Bradford took control and responsibility for arranging the details of the emigration to America. The term "pilgrim" comes from his description of himself. Bradford became governor in April of 1621 and was reelected 30 times. He died on May 9th or 19th in the year 1657.

Myles Standish was born in 1584. He was hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for their Plymouth colony in America. When he arrived on the Mayflower he focused his efforts on defending the colony and with Indians relations. Standish also served as one of the governor's assitants and as the colony's treasurer. He also was one of the founders of the town of Duxbury, Massachussettes. He is best remembered in the poem by Henry Longfellow: "The Courtship of Miles Standish."

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God's Autumn Artistry - Why Leaves Change Color

Ecclesiastes 3:1 "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens"

A Christian Printable Packet

God's Autumn Artistry" - "Why Leaves Change Color"

Celebrate the beauty of Fall and discover why leaves change colors. Our "God's Autumn Artistry" packet is a week long packet designed to educate your child about God's hand in our seasonal changes.

The packet includes:

Packet Includes:

Science - Why Do Leaves Change Colors
Printable Activity - Why Leaves Change Colors
Changing Leaves - Flash Cards
The Letter L - Formation Printable Sheet
Handwriting Sheets - Featuring Leaf Changing Words
Letter L Handwriting Sheets
Changing Leaf Vocabulary Words
Changing Leaf Matching Activity
A Leaf Craftivity
Changing Leaves Word Search
"God Created the Four Seasons" Bible Study
Bible Memory Verse - Handwriting
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