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Children's Pilgrim Costumes for Thanksgiving
Dress Like a Pilgrim or an Indian for a Holiday or a Play
These pilgrim costumes look great for a Thanksgiving pageant or a school history program. Wouldn't it be fun for the children to dress in pilgrim costumes to read poems at the family's Thanksgiving gathering! If you are putting on a Thanksgiving pageant, then you'll want pilgrim and Indian costumes as well. Even adults can join in the Thanksgiving spirit with pilgrim costumes in their size as well. Here are costumes ready-to-wear or instruction to make your own.
If you want a classic historical look for Halloween you can't beat the American pilgrim costume and Indian costumes.
Just to add to the fun, I've found pilgrim dog costumes, Indian dog costumes and even a turkey costume for a child.
(photo courtesy of Amazon and it is available for purchase below)
If you are handy, I've included some do-it-yourself tutorials. If on the other hand, you want to just keep it simple, there are ones to buy.
Pilgrim Costume for a Girl
This is really authentic looking and would be great for a school event or a holiday pageant. This is the classic style that you see on Thanksgiving cards and decorations.
Ways to Use the Costumes
- You can re-enact the first Thanksgiving. Get a simple storybook from the public library or find the story of the pilgrims online. Read it aloud while the children act out the scenes.
- Challenge the children to write and rehearse a funny Thanksgiving story. This can be a fun activity to keep the kids occupied while the Thanksgiving feast is prepared. After dinner, they can perform their skit.
- If your child has to write and present a report for school about the pilgrims, get a costume to go with the presentation. You can keep it simple with just a pilgrim hat or go for the whole costume.
Pilgrim Boy Costume - Click through to Amazon to see other sizes and styles for this
This costume includes the shirt and pants, the white collar and cuffs and the Pilgrim belt.
Since the hat is not included, check out the links and video further down the page on how to make the Pilgrim hat.
Plan a Thanksgiving Program - for school, home schooling or just for the family
- Thanksgiving Stories - The Ugly Turkey - A Play for Kids - Kaboose.com
The script for the easy play is online and ready to use.
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- Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers
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- Educational Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
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Pilgrim Hat for a Child's Costume - Quality hat available on Amazon
This is a sturdy looking example of pilgrim headwear.
Ways to Make a Pilgrim Hat
- How to Make a Pilgrim Hat
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- Thanksgiving Craft Idea: Make Pilgrim Hats
A great Thanksgiving craft idea for the kids is to make Pilgrim hats for boys and girls. These make ideal costume accessories of which your little ones will be proud of! Here is how to proceed.
Pilgrim Hats, Shoes, Bonnets and Accessories
Think of the Memorable Pictures You'll Have from This Holiday
Girl's Pilgrim Bonnet
Here's a different style of pilgrim bonnet. If you want to try making this yourself, you will need black felt and some ribbon.
Pilgrim Dog Costume - Click on the picture to see different sizes and styles
If your dog loves the attention it gets when wearing a costume, get this for him. Too cute and he will be the hit of Thanksgiving Day.