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November: Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

It's time to test our Thanksgiving knowledge and have some Thanksgiving Fun! You can do the Scavenger Hunt with a friend or by yourself. Here's what you need to do: 

  • First, leave this page open and go to Word and open a new document. If you don't know how to do this raise your hand and ask!

  • Type the title Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt and your name (or names if you are doing the hunt with a friend) at the top of the document.

  • Save your document with a name you'll remember.

  • Now, visit the sites below and answer each set of questions in your word document. You don't need to type the question and you don't need to use full sentences in your answers. Do you remember how to automatically number in a Word document? Use that feature to number your answers! If you don't know how to do this raise your hand and ask!

The sites you visit will open up in a new window (or tab is you have a newer browser). Just close the window (or tab) to return to this page and continue your hunt.

A Time For Giving Thanks:

  1. Go to http://www.holidays.net/thanksgiving/ and find out:
    1. On what day is Thanksgiving celebrated?
    2. What is the date of Thanksgiving this year?
      Note: Put both answers under #1 in your Word document.
  2. When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada? Go to http://www.kidzworld.com/article/2614-canadian-thanksgiving to find out and to read more about the history of Thanksgiving in Canada. This site sometimes has really big ads. If you can't read the site content close the window and try to go to the site again.
  3. When did Thanksgiving become a National Holiday and who made the proclamation that made it a national holiday? Go to http://www.holidays.net/thanksgiving/pilgrims.htm (and scroll down to the bottom of the page) to find the answer.
  4. How long is it until Thanksgiving? Go to http://www.bethanyroberts.com/ThanksgivingCountdown.htm to find out!
  5. Thanksgiving is all about being thankful. Go to http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769407.html and learn how to say "thank you" in another language. Be sure to put what language you picked and how you say "thank you" in that language in your Word document! Practice this and say "thank you" to whoever is making your Thanksgiving dinner in another language! If you're working with a friend tell one another "thank you" in different languages.

Turkey Talk:

Go to http://www.baltimoremd.com/content/turkey1.html and find the answers to the next four questions.

  1. What is a male turkey called?
  2. What is a female turkey called?
  3. How many feathers does a full-grown (mature) turkey have?
  4. Do all turkeys gobble?

Go to http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/turkey-index.asp and find the answers to the next five questions.

  1. Where do turkeys sleep?
  2. Who wanted our National Bird to be a turkey?
  3. How fast can a turkey run? 
  4. How fast can a turkey fly?
  5. What could happen if a turkey looks up when it rains?

The First Thanksgiving:

Visit http://www.plimoth.org/kids/homeworkHelp/mayflower.php to answer the next three questions.

  1. The Pilgrims came to America from what country?
  2. What was the name of the Pilgrim's ship?
  3. How long did the journey take?

Go to http://www.plimoth.org/kids/homeworkHelp/wampanoag.php to answer the next two questions.

  1. What was the name of the Native American tribe in New England when the Pilgrims arrived?
  2. What does their name mean?

Go to http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/feast/ and view the slideshow to answer the next four questions:

  1. What year did the first Thanksgiving feast take place?
  2. Who was the leader of the Wampanoag people?
  3. What was served at this feast?
  4. How long did the feast last?

Thanksgiving Fun: 

These are for fun and you don't need to answer them in your Word document. So, now is a good time to save your Word document and close Word!

  • Do you want to talk like a Pilgrim? Visit http://www.plimoth.org/kids/talk.php and then stand up and tell me "hello, how are you?" like a Pilgrim would to be entered into a drawing for a $1 credit at the Snack Stand!
  • Do you want a Turkey Treat? What's a Turkey Treat you ask? Okay it's candy but a Turkey Treat just sounds more like Thanksgiving. Anyway, do you want some candy? If you played our Halloween Scavenger Hunt I bet you know what's coming! Head over to Thanksgiving Tunes and sing me a song to get your Turkey Treat!
  • Ready for some Thanksgiving Games? Take your pick from the list below and play a game or two or more if you have time!
  • Kaboose.com - Color some Thanksgiving Pictures, play a game to collect Thanksgiving foods, read some silly Thanksgiving riddles
  • Turk-Tac-Toe - play a game against a turkey. Will you win? There are more fun games at Blackdog's Thanksgiving Fun too!
  • Primary Games - Sudoku, Tic, Tac, Toe, Matching, Turkey Hunt, Turkey to Go, Puzzles and more. These are fun.
  • Turkey Drop - How many turkeys can Hungry Harry eat?
  • The Grand Turkey Hunt - Can you find the turkey? And turkey jokes too!
  • Turkey Shoot - Go on a Turkey Hunt
  • Q Turkey - Help Q the crazy Turkey clear the squares.
  • Thanksgiving Hangman - This one's for grades 5 & up. Remember our Halloween Skeleton Hangman? Well he's back but this time as a Pilgrim and with Thanksgiving related words. Can you beat your Halloween score?
  • On your way out be sure to say "gobble gobble" for another chance to win a Snack Stand $1. Snack Stand $1 will be handed out after Thanksgiving.

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