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Thanksgiving


In 1620 The Mayflower ship left Europe for America with 100 men, women and children. After two months at sea, they landed in New England.


They lived through a hard winter; snow, ice and cold. Food was hard to find, many pilgrims became sick and died.


Friendly Indians came and taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn and wheat and hunt animals. The next harvest the plants had grown and offered food for all.


To celebrate the great harvest, the Pilgrims and Indians ate together at the Thanksgiving party! Everyone dressed in their finest clothes- the Indians had painted faces and feather hats.


Now we continue the tradition of giving thanks with our families, always in November, just as the Pilgrims and Indians did.


Pilgrim Song Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see? I see the Mayflower ready for sea. Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see? I see a new land to set me free. Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see? I see a hard winter, tough as can be. Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see? I see a green bud on a spring tree. Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see? I see an Indian helping me. Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see? I see corn growing 1, 2, 3! Pilgrim, Pilgrim, what do you see? I see praise, for thankful are we!


Kids celebrating Thanksgiving


What is the history of the cornucopia?


Greek mythology says that Zeus,God of the Sky, was raised by a Mother goat. One day, while playing together, the horn broke off. Zeus returned the horn with supernatural powers, and since then it has represented abundance and food. The cornucopia is filled with harvest fruits and vegetables.


Fall Harvest Fruits & Vegetables • Apples

• Cranberries

•Squash •Pumpkin •Corn

• Nuts

•Grapes

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