Three Outdoor "Pilgrim" Games
Early Pilgrim records tell us that on the first Thanksgiving, around 90 Native Americans from the Wampanoag tribe joined around 50 Pilgrims for three days of celebration, which included outdoor games.
Around your house, you may find yourself running around outdoors on Thanksgiving too—maybe because you’re making room for turkey and gravy, or maybe because you ate a big plate of it and you’re stuffed!
Your family may already have special traditions such as football or pick-up basketball, but if you’re interested in adding a historic theme, we’ve got three games that came from colonial times—but we think are still great fun today!
What You Need:
- Small, straight stick between ¼” and ½” in diameter and 12-18” long
- A sturdy piece of dry grass
- A piece of twine -- about 14” long
- Hula hoop
- A straight stick, at least 1” thick and about 20” long.