Thanksgiving Homeschool:

Scavenger Hunt

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Celebrate Thanksgiving homeschool!

In the seemingly endless days of anticipation leading to the holiday, use this scavenger hunt to channel the excitement in a creative and educational way.

For this activity, youngsters may use encyclopedias, history books, the Internet and any other sources to answer the questions.

Homeschool holidays offer opportunities to learn and have fun at the same time!

After finishing the hunt,check the answer key.


Thanksgiving Homeschool Scavenger Hunt

1. The first Thanksgiving was held in (year) ___________________ at


2. The two groups of people who celebrated were the

______________________, who came from England on the Mayflower , and

the ________________________, who were the native people.

3. They gave thanks to _____________________ because of their bountiful


4. There were (numbers) ____________________ English and

____________________ Native Americans.

5. The "King" of the Wampanoag Indians came. His name was


6. The Indian who taught the Pilgrims how to live in the new land was

______________________, from the ____________________ tribe.

7. That first Thanksgiving lasted ____________________ days!

8. Name two things they did during the feast: ______________________

and ______________________.

9. Name several menu items: ________________________,

_____________________, ______________________.

10. _____________________ proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of November, 1863.

11. Thought question: How do we celebrate Thanksgiving in America today?






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Only two eyewitness stories of the first Thanksgiving exist. The following is one of them:

*"Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruits of our labor. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which we brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor, and upon the captain and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty." Edward Winslow, December 1621


May God bless those first brave Americans, both native and immigrant. They have given us of today a treasured tradition of honoring God, family and country...and may Our Lord bless each and every one of us as we celebrate Thanksgiving homeschool.

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