Kid Story: The Story Behind Thanksgiving

The Story Behind Thanksgiving

This year when your family is gathered around the Thanksgiving table take some time to explain the real story behind why we celebrate Thanksgiving!

A great website to help you tell the story is provided by National Geographic Kids.  It provides a great summary of how the Native Americans and the pilgrims lived together helping each other, and how they had a large celebration feast together which we call Thanksgiving.  It also includes the history of how Thanksgiving became a national holiday.

Check out the site for the article!

The only thing this article is missing is that it really does not explain well why the pilgrims left England.  To supplement this, explain to your kids how the pilgrims did not like what the church in England was doing so they decided that they needed to go somewhere new so that they could worship God in  the way they wanted to.

If you like what you read about  this Bible Miracle, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.



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