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Check out the Budget Home$chool Holiday Section! Here we have provided links to holiday trivia, themes, educational projects just for kids and so much more... You will find information on the history of Valentine's Day, arts and craft ideas for Christmas, helpful ideas on starting your own family traditions the children will not only remember but pass along to their own children.

This page is packed full of links that will entertain and education children and adults alike.

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    • My Amazing Thanksgivingby Houghton Mifflin Company Ages: 8+Fill in the blanks and create your own wacky Thanksgiving tale.Subjects: stories, create-your-own, adjective, verb, parts of speech

    • Printable Thanksgiving Worksheets for Kids Ages: 3 - 11Younger children will enjoy the Thanksgiving counting practice and word to picture matching worksheets, while slightly older kids will love the missing letter and Thanksgiving word scramble worksheets as well as our secret Thanksgiving message decoding puzzle.Subjects: resource, puzzles, worksheets, spelling, vocabulary, fun, printable, matching, alphabet, vowels

    • Thanksgiving and Pilgrimsby Jerrie S. Cheek Ages: 5+There's so much here, you don't want to miss this page....Pilgrims, Thanksgiving, Mayflower, pumpkins, Native Americans, recipes, and you name it!!!!Subjects: family, teaching ideas, themes, food, recipes, matching games

    • A Thanksgiving Theme Learning Ideas and Resourcesby Local Homeschool Ages: 3+Thanksgiving is a time to share family stores and traditions. Create lasting memories the children will remember fondly and share with their young ones to come. Traditions are part of every families heritage and create special bonds that last a lifetime.Subjects: Thanksgiving, history, unit study, events, family, traditions, reading, recipes, field trips

    • Thanksgiving Activities for Kidsby Kaboose Ages: 10+Fun Thanksgiving activities, crafts, easy games, and other ideas kids will love. Make sure to check out our delicious Thanksgiving turkey dinner recipes that will help make this Thanksgiving the best one yet!Subjects: clip art, color pictures, puzzles, crafts, printables, planning

    • November Calendar of Activities for Kidsby AOKTeacherStuff Ages: 5+November is full of historical events. Use the calendar to find out what happened on each day of the month. Color pictures to celebrate the holiday, read stories by students, and much more.Subjects: resources, coloring pages, history, facts, crafts, activities

    • Thanksgiving Hangmanby The Dimension's Edge, Inc. Ages: 7+Thankgiving is a time to give thanks and to be grateful...for fun games like Thanksgiving Hangman. Please enjoy playing it and try other games from The Dimension's Edge, Inc.Subjects: game, spelling, vocabulary, hangman, fun, interactive

    • Thanksgiving Theme Unitby Ages: 5 - 14edHelper provides a list of links that include word searches, crosswords, vocabulary, printable worksheets, and much more. Everything you could ever want to do for Thanksgiving is right here.Subjects: short readings, coloring pages, visual puzzles, crossword, math worksheets

    • Thanksgiving Kids' Table Funby FamilyFun Ages: 5+Get great ideas for fun and cute crafts to make with your kids, including delicious party food, clever house decorations, table games, and other holiday games.Subjects: tabletop decorations, activity sheets, little pilgrims, Indian corn, napkin rings

    • Thanksgiving Themeby A to Z Teacher Stuff, L.L.C.  Ages: 5 - 11View lesson plans, thematic units, printables, worksheets, and more that are all geared for the Thanksgiving holiday.Subjects: lessons, celebrate, Pilgrims, Wampanoag, Mayflower, culture, thankful

    • Thanksgiving History and Traditions Ages: 10+In the United States, there is debate as to when and where the first Thanksgiving was held. Wikipedia, quoting a book by Ann Morrill, states that there were Thanksgiving observances in the colony that was to become Virginia as early as 1607. There were likely harvest season celebrations in the colonies even prior to this date. One Thanksgiving, however, stands out over the rest in the minds of the people of the United States.Subjects: resource, history, culture, harvest, fall, pilgrims, Native Americans, survival, colonies, Thanksgiving, Revolutionary War

    • Animated Thanksgivingby Kidoons Inc. Ages: 5+Enter the Animated Thanksgiving world and see a seasonal twist on a classic tale.Subjects: stories, games, wallpapers, coloring books, holiday fun

    • Thanksgiving Just for Kidsby Annie Ages: 4 - 12This year let the children say grace for Thanksgiving Dinner! Encourage them to speak from their heart and thank God for what He has done for them this year. They can even sing it.Subjects: Thanksgiving, games, word search, activities, links

    • All About Thanksgiving for Kids and Teachersby Ages: 8+Thanksgiving Day is a day set aside each year where people in the United States and Canada give thanks to God for all the blessings they received during the year by feasting and prayer.Subjects: dinner, symbols, history, traditional, celebration, autumn

    • A celebration of America's First Thanksgivingby Thanksgiving on the Net  Ages: 10+Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie and a time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons.Subjects: facts, turkey day, dates, pilgrims, celebration

    • Thanksgiving Gamesby Kaboose Ages: 10+Put the turkey aside and train your brain with these fun online Thanksgiving games! Get the youngest members of the family into the spirit of Thanksgiving with these Thanksgiving games, and Thanksgiving activities for kids.Subjects: games, activities, coloring, jokes, riddles, food, quiz

    • Plimoth Plantationby Plimoth Plantation Ages: 8+This is the official site of Plimoth Plantation and the first Thanksgiving. Here you can read the story of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people.Subjects: Plymouth, MA, Wampanoag, pilgrim, colonist, exhibit, travel

    • Thanksgiving Activitiesby DLTK’s Crafts for Kids Ages: 3+Printable templates for Thanksgiving crafts for preschool, kindergarten and grade school kids. You will also find games, songs, recipes, worksheets, and much more.Subjects: crafts, printable templates, preschool, music, recipes, games

    • Thanksgiving Day Kids Word Search 10 Wordby SunnieBunnieZZ Ages: 6+Find these favorite Thanksgiving words in the puzzle and circle them. Subjects: word search, puzzle, blessings, dinner, Mayflower

    • The First Thanksgivingby Scholastic Inc. Ages: 7+They spent two months at sea to reach a strange new world, and barely survived once they got there. Learn how the Pilgrims reached America and lived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving.Subjects: voyage, Mayflower, printables, lesson plans, activities

    • Thanksgiving Day Linksby Office of Citizen Services and Communications Ages: 10+The United States celebrates many holidays, some that we share with other countries, and others that are uniquely American. View government sites to help you enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.Subjects: federal, turkey day, poultry safety, food safety, air travel, U.S. Military, Indian heritage, TSA, cooking, recipes

    • Why do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day?by Catherine Millard Ages: 8+Many Americans think of Thanksgiving as a wonderful time to celebrate getting out of school for a long weekend, and eating a great dinner. Or, maybe they think it is the start of the Christmas holiday season. What is the real meaning behind Thanksgiving?Subjects: giving thanks, American, turkey day, pilgrims, biblical

    • An Internet Activity on Thanksgivingby Laura Hunter Ages: 8 - 15These activities are designed for a range of grade levels. Adapt as needed for your students. Preparing a meal is very different now than it was in 1621. The Pilgrims did not have supermarkets to get their food, running water, or electric ovens. Subjects: Thanksgiving, activities, fall, holiday, curriculum, clothing, pilgrims, Wampanoag

    • Let's Talk Turkey Trivia Quizby Pearson Education, Inc. Ages: 7+When it comes to holiday food, nothing's more all-American than a turkey dinner with all the fixings. But how much do you really know about this sizzling centerpiece? Here's your chance to strut your stuff!Subjects: nutrition, turkeys, seasonal events, safety, quiz

    • Thanksgiving Dinner, a Mad Libby Rowan West Ages: 8+Fill in the form with the things asked for, the sillier the better. It's fun to do this in a group and ask other people to give you words. Then hit the "Create Story" button and see the completed mad lib. Read the story out loud and try not to laugh!Subjects: fun page, adjective, dinner, silly, create-your-own, noun, verb

    • Thanksgiving Jokesby WebRing Ages: 7+A collection of Thanksgiving jokes and humor that the whole family is sure to love.Subjects: jokes, humor, turkey, riddle, pilgrims, Mayflower

    • Happy Thanksgivingby Just 4 Kids Magazine Ages: 5 - 15M-M-M-M-M! Smell the turkey cooking in Grandma's kitchen. Fresh baked pumpkin pies, corn on the cob, sweet potatoes, green beans and fruit salad all sitting on the table. It is the day to Feast on the best cooking of the year. It is Thanksgiving Day!Subjects: safety tips, prayer, recipes, popcorn facts, cornucopia

    • Thanksgiving Crafts for Kidsby AmazingMoms Ages: 5+These easy to make Thanksgiving crafts are sure to please your children. Make turkey crafts before the Thanksgiving holiday as decorations. Or, prepare some craft activities to entertain your younger guests during your Thanksgiving family celebration.Subjects: crafts, turkey, feathers, Indian corn, autumn, leaves

    • Thanksgiving Historyby Pearson Education, Inc. Ages: 8+Travel back in time and find out what the Pilgrims were really up to at their first Thanksgiving.Subjects: colonization, seasonal, events, history, quiz

    • Thanksgiving Recipesby World Famous Recipes Ages: 12+World famous Thanksgiving recipes that will have your family begging for more this holiday. Subjects: turkey, dressing, cheesecake, food, cooking, traditions

    • The History of Thanksgivingby A & E Television Networks Ages: 8+Discover some of the humble origins of Thanksgiving traditions we celebrate today and what the original celebration was actually like.Subjects: history, food, traditions, beginnings, Mayflower, pilgrims

    • Happy Thanksgiving!by AmazingMoms Ages: 8+Do you believe Thanksgiving means more than football and a full belly? If so, we're here to help you build family traditions! Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving games and entertaining ideas kids and their families can use to make the holiday special!Subjects: crafts, family fun, games, tradition, celebrate, give thanks

    • Thanksgiving Fun for Kidsby Bethany Roberts Ages: 5+Fun Thanksgiving activities for kids, including crafts, games, recipes, jokes and riddles.Subjects: fun page, recipes, crafts, jokes, placemats, table decorations

    • Thanksgiving Day Crossword Puzzleby Sunnie BunnieZZ Ages: 7+Printable crossword puzzle based on Thanksgiving customs.Subjects: crossword, puzzle, activity, printable, Pilgrims, November

    • Thanksgiving Preschool Activities and Craftsby First-School Ages: 2 - 6Thanksgiving preschool activities, crafts, lesson plans and coloring pages suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten. Most of the activities below are suitable to celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada or in the U.S.A.Subjects: preschool, activities, crafts, printable, coloring pages

    • Turkey Seasonby Eric Harshbarger Ages: 12+This Thanksgiving Puzzle takes a simple list of words and hides them within a field of random letters. Words may be hidden horizontally, vertically, diagonally, forward, or backward. Have fun... and Happy Thanksgiving!Subjects: word find, puzzle, dinner, giving thanks, blessings, gobblers

    • BlackDog’s Thanksgiving Celebrationby BlackDog Ages: 6+turkey day, mazes, stories, activities, postcards, screen saversSubjects: Download this fun game to play Tic Tac Turkey Toe, write some thank you ... see some terrific clipart, and learn all about the Thanksgiving holiday.

    • Happy Thanksgiving USAby Wendy Hogan Ages: 7+The custom of celebrating Thanksgiving, an annual celebration held after the harvest began around 1621 when the Pilgrims fulfilled a successful and bountiful harvest in the New World. Here are ways kids can celebrate this special holiday.Subjects: November, crafts, traditions, pilgrims, Mayflower

    • History of Plimoth Plantationby William Bradford Ages: 12+Read the History Of Plimoth Plantation that includes the original manuscript and a report of the proceedings incident to the return of the manuscript to Massachusetts.Subjects: pilgrims, colony, Massachusetts, library, history, New Plymouth

    • MayflowerHistory.comby Caleb Johnson Ages: 10+The Internet's most complete resource on the Mayflower and the Pilgrims, with genealogy, history, primary source documents, a complete passenger list, bookstore and gift shop, and links to Pilgrim-related family societies and museums.Subjects: Mayflower, 1620, Plymouth, passenger list, genealogy, paintings

    • Thanksgiving Ideasby Better Homes and Gardens Ages: 8+Create a memorable Thanksgiving with our ideas for table settings, menus, centerpieces, and decorations.Subjects: crafts, menus, decorations, recipes, planning, indoor and outdoor

    • Happy Thanksgiving Canadaby Wendy Hogan Ages: 7+European farmers in Europe held celebrations at harvest time to give thanks for their good fortune of a good harvest. They would often fill a curved goat's horn with fruits and grains. This was known as a cornucopia or horn of good plenty. When Europeans...Subjects: celebrate, Canadian, October, history, origin, traditions

    • Puzzle Me Silly!by Rachel Rehm Ages: 7+Printable crossword puzzle based on Thanksgiving traditions and customs.Subjects: mashed vegetable, turkey day, celebration, crossword, printable

    • Thanksgivingby Allrecipes Ages: 12+Looking for Thanksgiving recipes? Allrecipes has more than 1,690 trusted Thanksgiving recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.Subjects: traditions, recipes, craving, turkey, stuffing, fudge, healthy eating

    • Thanksgiving Recipesby Holidays on the Net Ages: 10+Here are some Thanksgiving recipes to help make your holiday a fun and tasty one!Subjects: turkey, side dishes, gravies, leftovers, desserts, videos

    • Thanksgiving Riddles and Jokesby Kaboose Ages: 5+Have a laugh checking out these great jokes and riddles, then check out great fun and turkey-themed crafts at our main Thanksgiving crafts page.Subjects: printables, jokes, coloring pages, recipes, riddles, activities

    • Oh, how that Thanksgiving spread has changed since 1621by Ed Garsten Ages: 12+The first Thanksgiving may have been the most important pot-luck dinner in history. The pilgrims and Native Americans each contributed the foods they knew and grew, and in 375 years, the basic menu hasn't changed all that much.Subjects: pilgrims, Native Americans, food, gourds, menu

    • Thanksgiving Mealby Aviva Furman Ages: 7+Do you know what was served for the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621? The Indians taught the Pilgrims about many foods which they could grow and hunt in the new land. These are some of them.Subjects: English, quiz, meal, pilgrims, 1621, word scramble

    • The First Thanksgiving Proclamationby The University of Oklahoma College of Law Ages: 15+The Holy God having by a long and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present Warr with the Heathen Natives of this land, written and brought to pass bitter things against his own Covenant people in this wilderness...Subjects: historical, documents, proclamation, 1676, first holiday

    • Vegetarian Thanksgiving, 2006by Boutell.Com, Inc. Ages: 12+Simplify your life and read our ideas and musings on holding a Frugal Thanksgiving! Also, tips on hosting a vegetarian guest at your more traditional celebration. Then check out our recipes on this page.Subjects: relish plate, dessert, vegan, pumpkin, main dishes

    • Thanksgiving Recipes, Menus, and Videosby Espicurious Ages: 12+Turkey and stuffing recipes, how to bake a foolproof pie, dozens of holiday menus, technique videos, and everything else you need for the ultimate Thanksgiving.Subjects: recipes, pies, menu, turkey & gravy, planner, videos