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Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Story Retelling Beacelet

Here is a quick project we did today to help the boys remember the history of why we celebrate Thanksgiving. After reading The First Thanksgiving, we made a bracelet using colored pony beads to retell the story:

1 brown bead for the Pilgrims leaving England in search of religious freedom.
1 white bead for the sails on the Mayflower.
3 blue beads for the long trip over the Atlantic Ocean.
1 green bead for when they spy land
1 white bead for the snow during the harsh winter
1 green bead foe the arrival of spring
1 tan bead for the Native Americans who helped the Pilgrims
5 beads for the foods served at the first Thanksgiving:
    1 red bead for cranberries
    1 brown bead for turkey
    1 yellow bead for corn
    1 orange bead for pumpkins
    1 green bead for green beans

I was surprised at how quickly our oldest son remembered what each color represented and look forward to watching them tell family about the first Thanksgiving while we are all gathered together on Thursday.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving.


  1. I'm going to do this with my kindergartners tomorrow! Thanks for sharing this great project!

  2. Jen, that's great! I updated the post by adding one brown bead with the food beads to represent the turkey.

  3. What a cute idea! We are reading N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims right now -- we read it every year! :)


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