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Early American History: Squanto and Thanksgiving ~ Week 3 Lesson Plan For Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series.  For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post. In this lesson you will be teaching your students about Squanto, the help he gave to the Pilgrims, and …

Early American History: The Mayflower ~ Week 2 Lesson Plan for Kindergarten and First Grade

This post is part of the Early American History series.  For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post. In this lesson you will be teaching your students about the Mayflower voyage and the pilgrims’ landing in Plymouth, …

Make a Paper Bag Thanksgiving Book ~ Instructions and Free Printable Pages

Mini-Books From Lunch Sacks! My daughter and I really enjoyed coloring these pages and making our little paper bag books. Although this is a very inexpensive project which requires only a few tools and materials, it is open to a wide range of creative possibilities! We had so much fun …

Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 13 ~ United States (Thanksgiving Lesson)

This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! Introduction to Week 13 This week …

Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts for Preschool and Kindergarten

Image source: Plimoth Plantation, by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism Seasonal crafts and activities are always fun for kids – here is a roundup of several that you can include in your lesson plans during the Thanksgiving season!  Included are a field trip, lots of arts and crafts, …

Autumn Crafts Flickr Gallery

Fall & Thanksgiving Craft Ideas From Flickr

Autumn Crafting Autumn is a wonderful time to do some nature crafts and Thanksgiving-themed activities with kids!  Crafting can be a creative way to learn about the changing seasons and the origins of Thanksgiving in America. Flickr is a great source of ideas for homeschoolers and crafters.  Not only can …