Thanksgiving Snacks: Mayflower Munch (Story of First Thanksgiving)

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Teach kids all about the first Thanksgiving with these fun and yummy Mayflower Munch Thanksgiving snacks. Each snack represents a part of the pilgrim story!

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THANKSGIVING SNACKS THAT TEACH ABOUT THE FIRST THANKSGIVING

Need a quick, last minute Thanksgiving favor or healthy Thanksgiving snacks to munch on while the turkey is cooking?

If you don’t have time for these Quick Turkey Craft Bag favors or Mini Mayflower Favors Nut Cups, then you’ll love this Mayflower Munch! 

This Thanksgiving Snack Mix is a fun way to teach about the pilgrims since each item represents something from the First Thanksgiving.

WHY YOU’LL BE GRATEFUL FOR THIS SIMPLE THANKSGIVING SNACK MIX:

  • This Thanksgiving Snack Mix is mostly healthy and won’t spoil your appetite for your big feast.
  • It’s quick to put together.
  • All you need are a handful of ingredients listed below and some clear pretzel rod bags found here.

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MAYFLOWER MUNCH INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES

Each item in the Thanksgiving bags represents something from the First Thanksgiving, making it a fun and yummy way to teach kids!

Feel free to adjust the Mayflower candy snacks as you wish, but this is what I used: 

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THANKSGIVING SNACKS FOR KIDS: THE MEANING

The fun thing about these kids Thanksgiving snacks is that each snack represents part of the First Thanksgiving story.  The First Thanksgiving for kids doesn’t need to be long and complicated for them to learn about the pilgrims and Native Americans. 

  • Malt Balls– the New World they wanted to go to for freedom of religion
  • Mini pretzels– praying hands seeking for religious freedom
  • Oyster crackers– the dry bread and crackers they ate on the Mayflower
  • Stick pretzels– logs used to build homes
  • Mini marshmallows– snow the first winter
  • Candy corn and goldfish– How squanto helped the pilgrims learn how to plant corn by putting fish in with the seeds
  • Teddy grahams or Annie’s bunny snacks– the wild animals they had to deal with in the New World
  • Raisins or craisins– Squanto taught them how to find wild berries and dry them for winter
  • Peanuts or sunflower seeds– seeds for harvest for the next year
  • Bugles corn snacks– horn of plenty for the harvest

If you don’t have time to make individual bags, throw all these snacks into a big bowl to make Thanksgiving trail mix! 

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HOW TO USE FIRST THANKSGIVING STORY CARDS: 

  • Attach a card to each Mayflower Munch Snack Bag
  • Place a copy by the snack bowl (if you don’t do individual bags)
  • Place one on each plate at dinner and see if children can match each item in their snack mix to the part of the story.

GRAB 3  PRINTABLE MAYFLOWER MUNCH CARDS RIGHT HERE

The Story of the First Thanksgiving

OTHER THANKSGIVING IDEAS TO CHECK OUT: 

First Thanksgiving Snack Mix- Mayflower Munch

 

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