Happy Thanksgiving from Beeloo

December 17, 2022

During this time of thanks, we at Beeloo are grateful for the opportunity to provide screen-free activities for kids of all ages. The health and well-being of our kids (and yours!) is important to us, as is helping parents find balance and manage the crazy lives we lead. 

We are also grateful for our team members who make Beeloo possible and for our early adopters who are supporting us in our vision to give parents another daily alternative to screen time. 

Did you know that Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863? The tradition, however, dates back to 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag tribe shared an autumn harvest feast that we now acknowledge as Thanksgiving.  The menu consisted of turkey, lobster, seal, and even swans, in addition to fruits and vegetables.  Historians hypothesize that the meal was cooked using traditional Native American spices and methods, and since there was no oven on the Mayflower and sugar supplies had dwindled during this time, there were no pies, cakes, or other desserts that we typically enjoy. Over time, this period of giving thanks and expressing gratitude has evolved into the holiday we now celebrate, often surrounded by family and friends. With that in mind, what do turkeys, mazes, and pumpkin pie all have in common? They’re all part of our Thanksgiving activity packets! 

Before you preheat the oven this Thanksgiving, print out a few color by number, Sudoku, word searches, and coloring pages to keep the kiddos entertained while you put the finishing touches on dinner. 

From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

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