Many of the dishes in a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner are made from ingredients native to the Americas, including turkey, potatoes, yams, pumpkin and cranberries. Immigrants such as the Plymouth Pilgrims may have learned about some of these foods from the Native Americans, but other foods were not available to the early settlers. The tradition of eating them at Thanksgiving likely reflects their affordability for later Americans. Early North American settlers did eat turkey, but the lavish feasts that are frequently ascribed to Thanksgiving in the 1600s were a creation of nineteenth-century writers who sought to popularize a unifying holiday in which all Americans could share.

Thanksgiving dinner coloring pages, Soil worksheets, pages for hue, or activity books could be a good option for parents and kindergarten teachers.