Before we get started with our fun Thanksgiving art ideas and projects, let’s learn a little bit more about this beloved holiday of gratitude.
Things to Know About Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a national holiday in Canada and the USA to celebrate the harvest and blessings of the past year. In the United States, it is always celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November.
This year Thanksgiving is celebrated on Thursday, 24 November 2022.
The History of Thanksgiving
The first American Thanksgiving dates back to 1621 when English colonists (the pilgrims of Plymouth) celebrated with the Wampanoag people.
Colonists in Canada and New England regularly observed “thanksgivings,” days of prayer for such blessings as safe journeys, military victories, or abundant harvests.
Originally Thanksgiving was meant as a day of prayers for blessings such as safe journeys, military victory, or a good harvest. It took till 1841 to become a national holiday in the US.
Canadians on the other side trace their earliest Thanksgiving to 1578 when a Martin Frobisher-led expedition celebrated safe passage. The first national Thanksgiving day was established in 1879 by the Canadian parliament.
How is Thanksgiving Celebrated?
On Thanksgiving day in Canada and United States, family and friends gather for a Thanksgiving feast. Traditionally the feast includes turkey with gravy, cranberries, and pumpkin pie.
Parades and football games also have long associations with the beloved holiday.
These and more facts about Thanksgiving can be found here.
Thanksgiving Books for Kids
After we learned some fascinating facts about Thanksgiving you might like to read a matching book to your children.
Here are some great book recommendations on children’s Thanksgiving books for you:
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30 Creative Thanksgiving Painting Ideas for Kids
Thanksgiving is around the corner. For this special holiday, here are some simple Thanksgiving paintings for kids to enjoy.
Our list includes everything from free Thanksgiving coloring pages, Thanksgiving handprint paintings, paper plate craft ideas, Thanksgiving rock painting ideas, and other fun Thanksgiving painting ideas for toddlers, preschoolers, and Kindergartners.
Let’s get started.
Easy Thanksgiving Painting Ideas for Toddlers
Let’s start off with our easy toddler Thanksgiving painting ideas.
These simple toddler painting ideas for Thanksgiving are easy enough for them to manage by themselves and will bring a lot of fun to your home or classroom.
You loved our Thanksgiving painting art ideas for preschoolers and older children but they like to learn now how to draw a turkey themselves? Then go check out this fun how to draw a cartoon turkey video tutorial with your kids next.
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