Learn American Traditions

Elementary school

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

  1. Thanksgiving Day is a special day in the USA.
  2. It is an important holiday in America.
  3. Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday in November.
  4. They give thanks for many good things in their lives.
  5. This is a family holiday.
  6. Families get together and have a big dinner.
  7. Turkey with stuffing is the main dish.
  8. They also have sweet potatoes, squash, corn, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
  9. Apple cider is the drink of the day.
  10. Football is the most popular game on this day.
  11. Stores, classrooms, and homes are decorated with turkeys, pilgrims, Indians, wreaths of dried flowers and vegetables.
  12. Horns of plenty are also very popular.
  13. Charitable organizations serve dinners and send baskets of food to needy people.
  14. People say “Happy Thanksgiving Day!”

Word List

  • Thanksgiving Day – День Подяки
  • special day – особливий день
  • important – важливий
  • celebrate – святкувати
  • things – речі
  • get together – збираються разом                                              
  • turkey with stuffing –  індик з начинкою             
  • main dish головна страва                                                 
  • squash кабачок                                           
  • cranberry sauce – журавлинний соус                                           
  • pumpkin pie – пиріг з гарбуза
  • apple cider  – яблучний сидр
  • store  – магазин
  • pilgrim – пілігрим, паломник
  • wreath – вінок
  • dried flowers – сушені квіти
  • horn of plenty  – ріг достатку
  • popular – популярний
  • charitable organizations – благодійний     
  • serve dinners – подавати на стіл
  • needy  – ті, хто мають нужду
  • basket of food – кошик з їжею

Learn Thanksgiving Poems

I’m Thankful

I’m thankful for all my hands can hold.

I’m thankful for all my eyes can see.

I’m thankful for all my ears can hear.

I’m thankful for all my mouth can taste.

But most of all I’m thankful for my family

That loves me and cares for me!

Thanksgiving Colors

Orange is the pumpkin.

Yellow is the corn.

Brown is the turkey

With stuffing to adorn.

Red are the cranberries.

Green are the beans.

Five delicious colors

In a feast of my dreams.

Let’s Be Thankful

Let’s be thankful for this day

For our friends and for our play.

Let’s be thankful, let’s be glad

For our food and the things we have.

Let’s give thanks for you and me

And our home and family.