Thanksgiving Fun

Contributor: Elephango Editors. Lesson ID: 11401

Trees are often used for decorations. You've seen Christmas trees, giving trees, totem poles, and other types of trees. Have you ever seen a Thanksgiving tree? Make one to show your gratitude.


Social Studies, United States

learning style
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • Have you ever made a Thanksgiving tree?

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  • Would you like to learn what a Thanksgiving tree is?
  • Does it sound like fun to create one?

It is!

First, read along with a book about Squanto and the first Thanksgiving. Squanto was a Native American known for helping the Pilgrims.

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  • How did Squanto help the Pilgrims?
  • Why did Squanto and the Pilgrims celebrate the first Thanksgiving?

Squanto and the Pilgrims were giving thanks for surviving the winter.

The Pilgrims were very grateful to Squanto for teaching them how to grow food and stay warm.

  • What do you think the word thanksgiving means?

Let's move along to the Got It? section to find out!

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