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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
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:
Go to http://www.holidays.net/thanksgiving/
and find out:
On what day is Thanksgiving celebrated?
What is the date of Thanksgiving this year?
Note: Put both answers under #1 in your Word document.
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.
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.
How long is it until Thanksgiving?
Go to http://www.bethanyroberts.com/ThanksgivingCountdown.htm
to find out!
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
Go to http://www.baltimoremd.com/content/turkey1.html
and find the answers to the next four questions.
is a male turkey called?
What is a female turkey called?
How many feathers does a full-grown
(mature) turkey have?
Do all turkeys gobble?
Go to http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/turkey-index.asp
and find the answers to the next five questions.
Where do turkeys sleep?
Who wanted our National Bird to be
How fast can a turkey run?
How fast can a turkey fly?
What could happen if a turkey looks
up when it rains?
The First Thanksgiving:
to answer the next three questions.
- The Pilgrims came to America from what country?
- What was the name of the Pilgrim's ship?
long did the journey take?
Go to http://www.plimoth.org/kids/homeworkHelp/wampanoag.php
to answer the next two questions.
- What was the name of the Native American tribe in New England
when the Pilgrims arrived?
- What does their name mean?
Go to http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/feast/
and view the slideshow to answer the next four questions:
- What year did the first Thanksgiving feast take
- Who was the leader of the Wampanoag people?
- What was served at this feast?
- How long did the feast last?
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
- Ready for some Thanksgiving Games? Take
your pick from the list below and play a game or two or more if
you have time!
- Color some Thanksgiving Pictures, play a game to collect
Thanksgiving foods, read some silly Thanksgiving riddles
- play a game against a turkey. Will you win? There are more fun games at
Thanksgiving Fun too!
Games - Sudoku, Tic, Tac, Toe, Matching, Turkey Hunt,
Turkey to Go, Puzzles and more. These are fun.
Drop - How many turkeys can Hungry Harry eat?
Grand Turkey Hunt - Can you find the turkey? And turkey
Shoot - Go on a Turkey Hunt
Turkey - Help Q the crazy Turkey clear the squares.
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
- 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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