Thanksgiving is a special kind of holiday which is celebrated in a handful of countries around the world. It is mainly celebrated in the United States on the 4th Thursday in the month of November and on the 2nd Monday of October in Canada. The significance of celebrating Thanksgiving Day is to commemorate the sign of a good harvest being reaped by offering thanks to the gods. This is a traditional holiday that traces its roots back to the year 1621 when the pilgrims from Plymouth offered a great Thanksgiving to the gods for a good harvest in that year. Thanksgiving is observed as a religious and cultural tradition now days.
In today's world Thanksgiving Day is celebrated with the cutting of an over roasted Turkey which is the main dish during the dinner. Here families sit around the table and offer prayer and thanksgiving before feasting off on the turkey. All the family members come together for this one special occasion and since this holiday comes before Christmas it is celebrate with much pomp and fair as Christmas. There is also a tradition of family members and friends saying thanks to one another for all their help and support. It is usually offered as a toast to the person whom you referring to while thanking.
Thanksgiving Day has a special place for little children. Because people send many thanksgiving letters to their family members, friends and loved ones, there are also special cards available only for small children and kids for allowing them to write thanks to their loved ones in their own way. These are called as the Thanksgiving coloring pages. People send in thanksgiving coloring pictures too. These cards are available in all the books and gift shops. These cards consist of very simple drawings of a Father, Mother, Sister and Brother or a Family as a whole. What makes these cards more interesting is the fact that they are mere drawings and the kids are given coloring materials to color these drawings and write their own Thanksgiving message for their family members and friends. This a fun activity for the kids as they are busy engrossed with their coloring books while the parents can cook the thanksgiving dinner peacefully. There are specific but simple instructions on these pages and cards that allows the children to properly color the required drawings given on the pages. Also there are blank pages provided for the children where they can draw their own drawing and color them accordingly.
Due to the rush on Thanksgiving Day many parents do not get the time to buy these coloring books for their children. Hence another alternative is the Thanksgiving coloring pages. These pages are available online and one can download an entire sheet and print them for the kids. It is very easy because one has to just select the page of the specific image, download it and print it so that the kids can do their color accordingly. It's a time saving process.