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so how do you explain thanksgiving to a 3 yr old...lol.

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suzi960

Asked by suzi960 at 1:03 PM on Nov. 2, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • hmmm you could always tell your 3 yr old. That Thanksgiving day is a day we celebrate by creating a large feast to share with our loved ones to show our thankfulness that we have this beautiful country to live in. No need to go into pilgrims and indians well at least the history part of it, you can always tell them that it started way back when , with the pilgrims and indians because that might add some fun to the day for your 3 yr old.
    bubblycute

    Answer by bubblycute at 1:06 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • Turkey Day haha thats what i was allways told and called it :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • THE FIRST POST IS WAY TO MUCH DETAIL THEY WONT UNDERSTAND! HAH I LIKE THE SECOND ONE.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • im sure there is a book out there you can read them but i think at that age you could just say its a day for family to get together
    hedtrippe

    Answer by hedtrippe at 1:09 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • Always keep it simple when explaining complicated things to small children. Tell them it is something we do every year at this time of year, to celebrate that we "have" something to be thankful for. As many people in the world do not have anything to celebrate.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:32 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • there are a lot of children books that make it simple, and fun because most kids like books read to them, check out the library, or go to Barnes and Noble where u can read books all day long and don't have to buy anything, there are seasonal books there too.
    sylvia-ann

    Answer by sylvia-ann at 1:40 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • I like the first answer. My 4 and almost three year old understand that very well. Too often kids aren't given enough credit for what they can understand or learn.

    Explain it on their level, but explain it completely and honestly. Explain in as you want them to grow up with the holiday...
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:45 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

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