The Thanksgiving Story: Traditions from Our Family to Yours

This is a great way to teach the Thanksgiving story to the littlest members of the family. Make bracelets, necklaces, key chains, or friendship pins as you dramatize the well-loved story of Thanksgiving.

First black bead – for the Pilgrims leaving England for religious freedom
Next white bead – for the sails on the Mayflower
3 blue beads – for the long trip over the ocean
1 green bead – for when they spy land
3 white beads for the snow during the long winter
1 green bead – for the arrival of Spring
1 tan bead for the Native Americans who helped the Pilgrims
4 beads for the food at the first Thanksgiving: red for cranberries, yellow for corn, black for turkey, orange for pumpkins

 

Enjoy your home,

About Laura

We are one little family and we're on a mission: we want to discover our hometown and share the treasures with you! Just think of all the tractor-pulls, restaurants, farm stands, mom-and-pop shops, and local attractions that we'll enjoy together. We hope that our discoveries and ideas strengthen your family and our hometown Penns Valley, Pennsylvania.
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2 Responses to The Thanksgiving Story: Traditions from Our Family to Yours

  1. Shana says:

    We need to do that. The boys love beading. I just hope we have the right colors!

    • Laura says:

      It’s great to see you here, Shana! 🙂 Enjoy the craft. (You can always substitute a Cheerio or a craisin if the bead supply doesn’t deliver.) Happy Thanksgiving!

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