Thanksgiving Fun & Activities

Thanksgiving fun facts, kids crafts, games, activities and more ways to have fun on Thanksgiving.

What is Hanukkah?

What is Hanukkah and why is it Celebrated?

 Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday lasting eight days and honoring the rededication of the holy Temple of Jerusalem after the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. Hanukkah (occasionally spelled Chanukkah) is Hebrew for “dedication.” Why do people celebrate Hanukkah? Antiochus, a…

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Turkey Day - Thanksgiving in numbers | Thanksgiving.com

Thanksgiving in Numbers

How many pumpkins are grown each year? When do people fly home for the holiday? Here are just a few fun facts about Thanksgiving in numbers.

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6 New Traditions to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Kids

Did you have any Thanksgiving traditions you celebrated as a child? While my family was all about Christmas traditions, Thanksgiving ones tended to get overlooked. However, now that I have a family of my own, I want to start Thanksgiving traditions with my kids and hopefully…

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27 Fun Turkey Trivia Facts on Thanksgiving.com

Turkey Trivia: 27 Fun Facts

How many of these tricky turkey tidbits did you know? When Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin sat down to eat their first meal on the moon, their foil food packets contained roasted turkey and all of the trimmings. While it’s possible the Pilgrims ate wild…

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Abe Lincoln

Which U.S. president made Thanksgiving a national holiday?

Thanksgiving is an American holiday that can be traced back to the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians who celebrated what is now known as the “first Thanksgiving” back in 1621. And while the holiday had been celebrated throughout the country sporadically since 1789, President George Washington proclaimed Thursday the 26th…

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ear of corn eaten on first Thanksgiving

What did they eat on the first Thanksgiving?

We all have our favorite traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Maybe it’s the golden-roasted turkey, herbed stuffing, or chunky mashed potatoes. Maybe it’s your mom’s famous green bean casserole or grandma’s pumpkin pie. Whatever it is, it may have stemmed from the first Thanksgiving festival in 1621, though…

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Embarkation of the Pilgrim Father

What is the origin of the first Thanksgiving?

In the fall of 1620, a group of 102 men, women and children—now referred to as the Pilgrims—left Plymouth, England aboard the Mayflower and set sail for the New World to find religious freedom. After 66 days at sea, they finally landed at what is…

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Thanksgiving in November

Why is Thanksgiving in November?

Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November every year. That gives many lucky American workers a 5-day holiday weekend (except for those in retail who have to work on Black Friday, of course). Tips for surviving Black Friday shopping>> We don’t actually know what days…

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Wampanoag and Pilgrims started first thanksgiving

Who Started Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a beloved American holiday that can be attributed to the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. The Pilgrims were a group of men and women who sailed from England to America on the Mayflower to avoid religious suppression (find out more about who the Pilgrims were here)….

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The origins of our Christmas traditions.

The History Behind Our Christmas Traditions

Do you ever wonder why we celebrate certain Christmas traditions? For example, why do we stuff stockings with fruit and treats and why do we enjoy a boozy beverage made of eggs? All of these fun and festive holiday traditions had to start somewhere! Below,…

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