Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness is a wonderful Thanksgiving picture book. Full of fantastic, detailed artwork, it is an excellent cozy book for your homeschooling and will likely become a family favorite to read each year.
Three Young Pilgrims
The story follows the Allerton family from when they are aboard the Mayflower and arrive in Plymouth. The three children experience many hardships in those first years.
From the back of the paperback version I have:
When Bartholemew, Remember, and Mary Allerton and their parents first step down from the Mayflower after sixty days at sea, they never dream that life in the New World will be so hard. Many in their Plymouth colony won’t make it through the winter, and the colony’s first harvest is possible only with the help of two friends, Samoset and Squanto.
Richly detailed paintings show how the pilgrims lived after landing at Plymouth, through the dark winter and into the busy days of spring, summer, and fall. Culminating with the excitement of the original Thanksgiving feast, Three Young Pilgrims makes history come alive.
Three Young Pilgrims is a lovely book with amazing artwork. I highly recommend it as an addition to your family library.
Geography – Use the World Map and mark the important places in the story such as England, the Netherlands, Massachusetts, Plymouth, etc.
Bible – Look up Hebrews 11:13 and 1 Peter 2:11 in the King James Version of the Bible. What do you see? Discuss how these verses might fit with the story of the Pilgrims.
KWL – Complete a Pilgrims KWL to track what you would like to learn.
Creative Writing – Use the First Thanksgiving Writing Prompts to write more about the Pilgrims and their experiences.
Home Economics – Make berry tarts like Mary ate in the story.
Handwriting – Complete handwriting practice with pages from Thanksgiving Handwriting and Coloring Pages.
History Research – Can you find out more about Mary’s life based on what you learn about her in the story? Use the Thanksgiving Writing Pages to record what you learn.