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Thanksgiving Sites

Posted November, 2000, Updated September, 2017

General Thanksgiving Web Sites

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Thanksgiving Interactive: You Are the Historian
In this fun, award-winning activity, you take on the role of a “history detective” to investigate what really happened at the famous 1621 celebration. (Hint: It was a lot more than just a feast!) Along the way, you will read a letter written by an eyewitness to the event, learn about Wampanoag traditions of giving thanks, and visit Pilgrim Mary Allerton’s home. As a final activity, you can design and print your own Thanksgiving exhibit panel.

Thanksgiving on the Net
Here are some fun Holiday things for you and your family. There are stories of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, turkeys to take home, holiday pictures for kids to print and color, holiday recipes and e-greeting cards to send your friends and family.

Thanksgiving Traditions & History
This page is dedicated to the holiday that encourages us to step back and give thanks for all the blessings we have. On this holiday site, you will discover some unusual things about the history of Thanksgiving, and you can take a fun little quiz to find out how much you know.

Clip Art for Thanksgiving

Clip art of two pumpkins and a happy thanksgiving sign

(For PC users right click on the graphic item you wish to save or copy.
Macintosh users hold your mouse button down for a few moments to get the menu to copy or save)

Thanksgiving Clip Art
Browse free Thanksgiving clip art of acorns, apples, cats and pumpkins, Thanksgiving titles, pumpkins and vines, Harvest clip art, computer characters, and other free clip art for Thanksgiving.

Google Images Clip Art
By using Google Images to search for "Thanksgiving clip art," you can then refine your search using "Search Tools" and then choose "Usage Rights" to locate only clip art that you can use freely without copyright violation.

Thanksgiving Fun

Holiday Stuffed Turkey Simulation - (Scroll down the page.)
Good practice using the mouse or doing things in a step-by- step process.

Thanksgiving Word Search
BigActivities offers printable word search puzzles of varying levels of difficulty. Print a few to add to the fun surrounding the holiday.

Thanksgiving Anagrams (PDF) - A Vocabulary Brain Teaser
More holiday fun with anagrams of Thanksgiving Day vocabulary words. This may take a while. Printable.


Photo of a roasted turkey

All Recipes
Many recipes for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Low-Fat Thanksgiving Dinner
If the thought of all that Thanksgiving feasting leaves you worried about eating too much fat-laden food, or simply overeating, here are some tips to help you enjoy Thanksgiving without expanding your waistline.

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