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THANKSGIVING
SCAVENGER HUNT FOR
FOURTH GRADE
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Line of Pilgrims
Click here to open and print the Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt worksheet in PDF format.

See how quickly you can find the answers to these questions using Internet links.
If one of the links doesn't work, just skip the question.

1. Click on the picture to get to a website about the Mayflower. In the picture of the Mayflower that you see, click on the" 03" to find out what it is happening here. Use the information to write a brief caption describing the picture. (Put on your headphones if you want click on the speaker symbol Speaker symbolto have the caption read to you.)

 Pilgrims on the Mayflower



2. Go to http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/History/plymoth4.php Write three farm animals that the Pilgrims had at Plymouth.

 Massoit

 3. This statue of the Native American, Massasoit, is found in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Click here to find the answer to the following question.

Was Massasoit a friend or enemy to the Pilgrims?
Write one detail from the article that supports your answer.

4. Click here to answer the questions below.
(Password for access to World Book may be required.)

Who is the Native American in this picture?

Was he a friend or enemy of the Pilgrims?
Write one detail from the article that supports your answer.

Squanto


5. Thanksgiving is a time when we think about all the things that we are grateful to have.
Go to http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0769407.html to learn how to say thank you in another language.
What language did you choose?
How do you say thank you in that language?
Practice the word and then say it to the person who is cooking your Thanksgiving dinner this year.
(If he or she doesn't understand you, be sure to explain it.)


Turkey6. Put on your headphones. Describe what happens when you click on the turkey.


7. Go to http://socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/holidays/thethanksgivingfeast.htm to find out why
turkey became the official meat of Thanksgiving.


If you still have time, continue on to do the Challenge Questions below.

 Squanto

 8. PUT ON YOUR HEAD PHONES FOR THIS ONE.
Find out about Squanto at http://www.funpagesforkids.com/turkey/
List 3 things he did to help the Pilgrims survive.

 9. There is a legend that says the Pilgrims placed five grains of corn beside each plate on Thanksgiving Day. Each piece of corn had a special meaning for them. Click on the picture to read the legend. Then use your own words to explain why the Pilgrims placed the corn beside each plate.

CORN


Sandhill Crane

10. Many people will have a fruit on their Thanksgiving tables that was named after this bird. Click on the bird to answer these questions.

What kind of bird do you see in the picture?

What is the fruit that was named after the bird?

Why was the fruit named after this bird?


 AIndian Corn

B

CORNUCOPIA

C

CORN ANGEL

 11. Go to http://www.wordcentral.com/index.html to answer these questions.
Which of the pictures above shows a cornucopia?____ Type this word into the search box to find out if it is it A, B, or C? (Put on your headphones if you want to hear the word spoken outloud when you click on the red speaker symbol Speaker symbol.)
Fill in the blank. The cornucopia is a symbol of ___________.

12. Good job! Now you can reward yourself. Go to http://www.youthonline.ca/games/tictactoe/thanksgiving.shtml
to play some Thanksgiving Tic-Tac-Toe.
How many times did you win?____ How many times did the computer win?___ How many ties?____


Created by Mrs. Disque, November 2004.
Updated November 2009.

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