Wild turkeys can run up to 20 mph.
Sarah Hale is considered the “Mother of Thanksgiving”. She petitioned several presidents to make it a National Holiday. Lincoln did. She also wrote the popular song “Mary Had A Little Lamb.”
Cranberries were once used for more than just sauce. Native Americans used them to treat wounds and dye arrows. The best way to tell if a cranberry is ripe it to see if it bounces
Only male turkeys gobble 🦃
There were no forks at the first Thanksgiving. People ate using knives, spoons, and their fingers
We did circle time in the 3 seasons room with warm tea while the snow fell -wonderfully thankful #psalms100 #thanksgiving #paleotreats #pilgrims #wampanoag
The Mayflower took a detour to Kindergarten today to give the kiddos a little taste of what it felt like to be on board in 1620. (Can ya guess how many SECONDS it took before they were ready to get off?? Lol) Truly have so much to be thankful for this season! .
#mayflower #thanksgiving #kindergarten #iteachk #turkey #pilgrims
One of my projects for the week: weaving in ends!! (Boo.) A few years ago I was visiting family in Massachusetts and decided to take a solo trip to Plimoth Plantation - my first visit as an adult. As I walked through the wooded path linking the Wampanoag homesite to the English settlement, the untamed, wild brush and branches caught my attention. I started thinking of the natural materials from which the new English colonists would have extracted earthy dyes for their clothing (one of the many myths about the "Pilgrims" is that they wore mostly black and white clothes). This inspired me to gather all the saturated butternut, brown, orange, gold, and salmon yarns I could find (with just a hint of berry) and knit them into a rough, unpolished scarf capturing my vision of color and homespun fabric. I adapted a stitch from the 2010 Vogue Knitting Stitch-a-Day calendar (which I lost :-/ ...otherwise I would provide the stitch name). Years later it's time to finish this thing so I can finally wear it.
#alovelyblunderknits #plimothplantation #pilgrims #historyknitting #vogueknittingstitch #knittedscarf
De Santiago a fisterra en bici
Hunters PreK class celebrated the first Thanksgiving with Pilgrims and “Nate of Americans” by dressing up and enjoying a Thanksgiving Feast today. They had fun making costumes and playing the part. #thanksgiving #pilgrims #nativeamericans
Who's getting ready for Thanksgiving? We've been sharing biographical details of the New Plymoth settlers (aka Pilgrims) on our blog! Link in our bio...
Of the 18 adult women who boarded the Mayflower, only 5 would survive to the following year. Sickness, lack of food and even, in one instance, suicide, cut the female population 78%. If someone told me I was going to go on a voyage and of the women on the trip, 3 out 4 would die within the first year, I’d maybe think about staying home. But travel to the new world they did. They would tend to their families and the sick and do their best with what they had. I would like to think that the women of the new world had compassion on some of these early women and would teach them how to survive in these foreign, harsh conditions. I would like to think that the early settlers were humble enough to take their advice. Almost 400 years have passed since that first voyage and it seems we still have a lot to learn about accepting those that are different than us and putting aside our pride to make way for a better life. I believe we can continue to make this world new and the people in it can live together in peace.
Currently for sale on etsy (link in profile). Hand cut from paper with a craft knife.
#pilgrims #wampanoag #wampanoagwomen #mayflower #mayflowerwomen #pilgrimwomen #thanksgiving
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At my daycare, the first wave of Puritans coupled with the non religious paid passengers make their way from Plymouth, England on the Mayflower in 1620 to the New World. The adults had to sign the Mayflower Compact, the first rudimentary form of democracy in a document where each member was to contribute to the society. The journey took over 66 days in bad weather after the 102 passengers and an estimated crew of 30 were stuck on the boat for 50 days. Sadly, only 57 made it through the winter before the Wampanoag People helped the rest survive with their wise advice. Stay tuned for our Thanksgiving Daycare movie! #thanksgiving #wampanoag #pilgrims #puritan #mayflower #daycareowner #daycareprovider #daycarefun #daycarelife #acting
Why do Pilgrims’ pants always fall down?
Because they wear their belt buckles on their hats!
Visit our hat room at Central Ave!!!
#pilgrims #hats #thanksgiving
A few years ago, I got all clicky on Ancestry.com and mistakenly linked myself back to a man on the Mayflower named Stephen Hopkins. I got super obsessed with the Mayflower and finding out about the pilgrims. Then I found out I had added a relative who was only like 9 when they became a father to the other relative and realized that my lineage wasn’t as pilgrim/stranger as I would have liked. But I still enjoy learning about those early pioneers and know that if they had been allowed to sing songs, they would have enjoyed the Beach Boy’s Sloop John B and especially would have liked the part where it says, “this is the worst trip I’ve ever been on.” The verse in the ship is from Hebrews 11:16, but it comes from a larger segment that the pilgrims felt embodied their mission. I think the words are beautiful: “13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” I love this country of ours. I believe it is an heavenly country filled with pilgrims and strangers, people struggling to make their mark on this earth. I hope you all are gearing up to get stuffed (in the good way). Currently for sale on etsy (link in profile). Hand cut from paper with a craft knife.
#mayflower #pilgrims #pilgrimsandstrangers #ancestry
#papercut #paperart #papercutting #papercutartist #handmade #cutpaper #scherenschnitt #scherenschnitte #xacto #olfa #paperartistcollective #makersmovement #切り絵 #cindybean #guildofamericanpapercutters
A bookseller's Thanksgiving - cataloging away before the break! From a 1911 limited edition of the Compleat Angler, illustration by James Thorpe - Thanks @raretome
for the inspiration. I'm also inspired for Christmas, couldn't this gent easily be one Ebenezer Scrooge?
2 great nonfiction books all about the pilgrims! Young readers will get to see how life was for the pilgrim children, and the difficulties they endured on their journey to America and settling here. The first is for a little bit of an older audience with a longer attention span. The second one is perfect for introducing younger kids to the topic for the first time, and is a relatively quick read. Both are a good way to remind all of us how blessed we are, and how much plenty we have to enjoy. You can use the link in my bio to find the second one on Amazon for $3.99!!
They call it a feast for a reason. Overeating and Thanksgiving go hand in hand. And while it sometimes feels great during, that feeling of overstuffing yourself is almost never worth it. This week, we are going to do our best to avoid the pains of overindulgence.
Tip # 1
You’ve probably heard this one before, but it’s a staple for a reason: Use a smaller plate.
It works. Studies consistently show that if you eat less food without noticing, even if you go back for seconds! Grab a salad or dessert plate this year and remember, the best diet is the one that even you don’t know you are on!
Children's Hospital Thanksgiving Dinner for the kid's Harvest Pumpkin Village with sugar woodland creature pilgrims and indians