For those who may not know, the famous Mayflower was a Pilgrim ship which made a very historic voyage from England to the New World. The Pilgrims (Otherwise known as the English Colonists) are very important part of Thanksgiving history. The Pilgrims celebrated days of Thanksgiving as part of their religion. In Canada, the Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the second Monday in October while the Americans celebrate it on the fourth Thursday in November.
Since the Mayflower Ship is an important part of the Thanksgiving Day history, you can understand why Mayflower Ship crafts are quite popular with the kids. Here are some ways that children can make a Mayflower Ship.
Make a Moving Mayflower Ship - This is an adorable craft ... pull the string and the Mayflower moves both directions towards or away from Plymouth Rock.
How to Make Walnut Mayflowers - Don't throw out those walnut shells...keep 'em. Use them to make a really cool Walnut Mayflower for Thanksgiving.
Collection of Mayflower Crafts - Enjoy our favorite Mayflower crafts from around the net.
A Mayflower Ship for Children - - The pilgrims came to America on a ship called the Mayflower. This easy thanksgiving kids craft is great for younger children.
Cucumber Mayflower - This craft project makes for a great Thanksgiving snack and decoration. Serve with crackers.
Fischertechnik Mayflower - How to create a model of the Mayflower using fischertechnik elements! What better way to honor the people who celebrated the first Thanksgiving?
Gift for the Indians Model of the Mayflower in the Ocean - Students will construct a miniature Mayflower that will float in a clear plastic cup filled half way with water and 3 drops of blue food coloring. Students will understand "appreciation" and why there will be an appreciation ceremony during the Feast Day.
Kids Pilgrim Crafts: Mayflower ships - - This is a fun and very easy project for both the young ones and the young at heart.
Kids' Tables Centerpiece - Everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving, but sitting through a long meal can be a challenge for kids. A special decorated kids' table will ensure a pleasant gathering for everyone. And with supervision, kids can help make all of these projects.
May Flower Craft - This craft project is so easy to make with only a few materials required. Even little tykes can do this by themselves!
Mayflower Banana-Squash Boat Table Decoration - - This is a table decoration that will please children of all ages!
Mayflower Centerpiece - This milk carton vessel holds important cargo - your family's list of thanks.
Mayflower Coloring Page - Grab your crayons, print this coloring page and color the Mayflower just in time for Thanksgiving! Enjoy Crafting!
Mayflower Craft and Table Centerpiece - A unique and fun to make Thanksgiving craft, this Mayflower craft is easy to make and will serves a dual purpose as a craft and Thanksgiving activity for your family and guests to enjoy.
Mayflower Craft - This is a craft to create a pocket Mayflower ship in which the children can store their "thank you" cards (above) or a copy of the Mayflower Compact. For younger children help them make their own version of the compact, roll it up and stick in the pocket.
Mayflower Hats for Thanksgiving - If you are tired of making turkey decorations for Thanksgiving, here's a fun activity that you can do with your child: make Mayflower hats. All you need is some poster board and some paper.
Mayflower Mania - - Looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft project for your kid? Have her make a milk carton Mayflower. She'll learn a little about the discovery of the New World and you'll discover that you don't have to spend a boatload of cash on store-bought Thanksgiving decorations!
Mayflower Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria - - I thought this was a good craft to bring up the Mayflower. Since the materials are already available, all that is needed for this craft project is your ingenuity and imagination.
Mayflower Placecards Making Directions - - A great Thanksgiving party idea has to include all the wonderful tastes and smells of the harvest. Kids like you can help too by making cute Pilgrim or Mayflower placecards.
Mayflower Ship Craft to Make Instructions - - Here are some easy instructions on how to make your own version of the Mayflower Ship.
Mayflower Ships to Make for Thanksgiving - - This craft is as easy as helping Mom bake a pie. Try it yourself and let your imagination loose.
Mayflower Toppers - - Not only are these holiday hats a boatload of fun for your kids to wear, they're also a reminder of the historic voyage the Pilgrims had to take before they sat down to their Thanksgiving feast in 1621.
Milk Carton Mayflower - - Make these three free Thanksgiving crafts for kids, in preparation of the November holiday. These Thanksgiving crafts use a combination of recycled materials and cheap arts crafts materials.
Milk Carton Pilgrim People - Make some Mayflower Mamas and Papas!
Miniature Centerpiece - - A miniature Mayflower sets sail on a map tablecloth, while Paper-Boat Place Cards guide young guests to their seats. Paper boats mark each place at a special table just for kids. With some assistance, kids can assemble the boats and write the names on the name-tag sails.
Sailing Mayflower - - Set sail with the pilgrims with this craft.
The Mayflower - - This is the Mayflower ship with which begins the Thanksgiving story.
The Pilgrims on the Mayflower - - This Mayflower is pretty basic. Because of time restraints I have many pieces pre-cut. I pre-cut a square 6 x 6, a sun and some water. You can adapt these with many different items. You can paint water and a sun, or use blue tissue paper for the water, I'm sure that imagination can spice this project up.
The Pilgrims' Voyage: A Map and The Mayflower - - This project teaches geography and history. The student makes a map of the Pilgrims' voyage and a tiny replica of the Mayflower.