November 25 - Thanksgiving

2021 Catholic Thanksgiving Fun & Learning
Best way to celebrate Thanksgiving? Go to Mass!

Feast Days around Thanksgiving Week 

Nov 22  St. Cecilia (?-230)
Nov 23  Bl. Miguel Pro (1891-1927)
Nov 25  St. Catherine of Alexandria (287-305)
Nov 27 Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (1830)
Nov 28 St. Catherine Laboure (1806-1876)
Nov 30 St. Andrew (? -61)

1 Chronicles 16:34-35 (and Psalm 136:1) Give thanks to the Lord..."

Collosians 3:15-17 "..and be thankful...gratitude in your hearts..."

St. Ambrose "No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."


Thankfulness Chain w/ construction paper - Easy (The Joys of Boys)
"Thankful For" Story window - Easy (Buggy and Buddy)
3-D Turkey Cutout  (Real Life At Home)

Free Thanksgiving Movies/Videos 

Mouse on the Mayflower (1968 by Rankin/Bass, Animated 45 min)
The Turkey Caper (1985, animated, 23 min)
Garfield’s Thanksgiving (animated, 24 min)
Matthew 11 Jesus Gives Thanks Thanksgiving Video (ShareFaithKIDS, 5 min)
Fr. Mike Schmitz and Squanto (8 min) “A special instrument sent to us from God.”

Other  Thanksgiving Movies (not free)

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994, 1 hr 22 min), was free last year but no longer-can rent/buy on Youtube or Amazon.
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (animated, 20 min)
   Charlie Brown coloring page 1 Charlie Brown Coloring Page 2 More
This is America Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers (animated, 24 min, not always available) 
    Mayflower coloring page

Book for Purchase

Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims - Rush Revere, Liberty the horse, and the middle-school crew visit the Pilgrims and celebrabrate the first Thanksgiving. (Hardcover UNDER $10!)
  Mayflower Activity
  Who Am I?
  Myles Standish Word Scramble
"A Lesson in Thanksgiving" based on the book: Thanks for Thanksgiving.

Free Thanksgiving Audio

Audio: The True Story of Thanksgiving (Rush Limbaugh)

Lists from others

Catholic Toolbox: Christian Thanksgiving Ideas and Activities

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, we thank you
for the goodness of our people
and for the spirit of justice
that fills this nation.
We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the
land and the challenge of the cities.

We thank you for our work and our rest,
for one another, and for our homes.
We thank you, Lord:
accept our thanksgiving on this day.
We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.
R: Amen.


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