Monday 's Lesson Plan
What we commonly think of as the first Thanksgiving was a harvest celebration the Pilgrims shared with the Indians in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 1620, these Pilgrims, as we call them today, landed at Plymouth. They were seeking religious freedom and a new beginning. The local Native Americans helped them through the first winter in America. The next year the Pilgrims had a plentiful harvest. They invited their friends "the Indians" to come share in a harvest celebration.
Tuesday 's Lesson Plan
The First Thanksgiving was not actually an annual event in the beginning. The Pilgrims had thanksgiving celebrations throughout the year when something happened that they felt warranted a special day of thanks. It wasn't until 1789 that President Washington declared November 26th a national day of thanksgiving and prayer. Hundreds of years later President Roosevelt signed a bill declaring the fourth Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving Day.
Wednesday 's Lesson Plan
Every year, Little City Kids hosts a Thanksgiving feast for the children and the parents and the teachers in our little community. Parents and teachers alike bring in special dishes to share, and Little City Kids provides the turkeys. This is a very special day of giving thanks, one in which we give thanks for the wonderful community that has blossomed here in our little city.
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