What is Thanksgiving?

It’s a day where you celebrate what you are thankful for.

Why do we celebrate it?

To thank the Native Americans for helping the pilgrims know how to live.

Do you remember the story of the first Thanksgiving?

The pilgrims were from England. The pilgrims left England hoping for a better life and freedom and built their houses at Plymouth. A Native American named Squanto taught the pilgrims where to find the best nuts and berries, how to catch eels, how to plant corn, and lots of other things. A Native American named Samoset came in peace. Today we celebrate Thanksgiving because then we can think of what we are thankful for. The pilgrims invited the Native Americans to a feast to thank them for all they did to help them.

What is your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?

Coming together with my family, seeing lots of people, eating lots of different foods [mother’s note: this is a bold-faced lie. The only Thanksgiving food this child will eat is canned cranberry sauce], playing with friends.

What are five things you’re thankful for?

  1. My mom and dad for helping us and taking care of us.
  2. Grandmas and granddads for watching us when mom and dad are gone.
  3. My aunt for letting me have sleepovers with my cousin.
  4. My sister for the fact that she loves me.
  5. School that helps me learn.

what Sam is thankful for this Thanksgiving

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.