Did you know that there were 102 pilgrims on the Mayflower?
Did you know that a baby boy was born on the Mayflower as it was sailing across the sea?
His mom appropriately named him Oceanus Hopkins.
Did you know that the pilgrims had to use a bucket as a potty while on the Mayflower?
AND, I’ll bet you didn’t know that kids were not allowed to run on the Mayflower.
Holy cow, can you image having to manage your Happy Buddies cooped up on that boat for 66 days???
Since we honored the turkey last week, I thought I would do a post of crafts honoring the people and the vessel that brought the people who began our tradition of the Thanksgiving celebration.
All Kids Network does it again with this adorable Paper Plate Pilgrim!
I LOVE these FREE Printable Pilgrim Finger Puppets from Easy Child Crafts!
How about a whole Thanksgiving table-ful of Personalized Pilgrim Napkin Rings from Family Fun?
Family Fun also has these easy peasy Pilgrim and Native American TP People.
Learn Create Love has the CUTEST crafts and ideas!
These Pilgrims were done with the help of a FREE Printable, some paint and a pair of googly eyes!
Using just a few ingredients, you and your Happy Buddies can whip up these amazing Pilgrim Hat Cookies from Craftily Ever After.
Go ahead, take a plate of them to your neighbor!
And then there’s this Pilgrim Cupcake from Create Celebrate Explore.
I thought maybe the recipe would be too difficult – but it’s surprisingly simple!
I think I may have found inspiration for this year’s Thanksgiving Cupcake at our Happy Home’s Thanksgiving Feast!
This Mayflower Handprint Art from Fryman Four is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen.
Last year at Happy Home Fairy you may remember the post featuring our Happy Home’s top 5 things we would take with us on the Mayflower.
First Grade Parade did the same thing with her students, but she had them cut out little brown construction paper suitcases and draw what they would bring on the inside.
Your Happy Buddies will love imagining how to fill their suitcases!
I Can Teach My Child shows how to make a simplified Mayflower using just 3 craft supplies!
That is my kind of craft!
Little Nummies makes me happy with this super easy Mayflower Snack that your Happy Buddies are sure to set sail about!
And, finally, Classified: Mom made these fabulous Paper Plate Mayflowers – adding some very cute passengers as a special touch.
I hope you feel inspired to teach your Happy Home about our Thanksgiving history!
Happy Pilgrim and Mayflower Craft-ing!