By Owen Martin


I am going to tell you all about when the Pilgrims sailed the ocean blue in 1620. My second paragraph is all about the first Thanksgiving. My third paragraph is about the Pilgrims hobbies and what they did. My fourth paragraph is about the Pilgrims lifestyles and their homes. Read on if you would like to learn more about the Pilgrims.

The First Thanksgiving

First, this paragraph is all about the first Thanksgiving. The first harvest was in the New World in 1621. It was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. Foods included geese, ducks, grapes, carrots, turnips, gooseberries, raspberries, cranberries, blueberries, cabbage and a lot of corn. 5 deer were contributed by the Wanmanogs during the first Thanksgiving. In 1941, congress passed a law that made Thanksgiving Day the fourth Thursday in November. I hope you learned lots about the very first Thanksgiving.


Next, my third paragraph is all about the hobbies and what the Pilgrims did to survive. Hunting was one thing the Pilgrims did to survive. They hunted rabbit, squirrel, turkey, and deer. Farming is another thing the Pilgrims did to survive. Farmers grew just about any vegetable you could think of. They also grew all kids of fruits. Sometimes it would be very hard to get things to harvest of seeds to sprout. Fishing is one thing the Pilgrims enjoyed. Fish included herring, trout, perch, catfish and eels. Pilgrims fished in only fresh water ponds and rivers. This paragraph was all about what the hobbies of the Pilgrims were.


Finally, my fourth paragraph is all about what the Pilgrims did for a living. There were nearly 300 people in each colony or village. Only a couple homes were built before the first winter in 1621. Because of this many people had to live on the Mayflower throughout the first winter. The lot of a home was eight multiplied by how many members in that family. The things Pilgrims did for a living were very basic. Things they did were trade materials to the Indians for food, they farmed and collected their crops, and fought over land. This was my final paragraph. I hope you learned lots about the Pilgrims.


My writing included interesting peices knowledge about the Pilgrims in 1620. My first paragraph includes what the first Thanksgiving was like and what happened. My second paragraph tells about the hobbies of the Pilgrims. My last paragraph is about what the Pilgrims did in their everyday lives. I hope you enjoyed learning all about the Pilgrims.


  • Harvest- The season when crops are gathered from the fields or the activity of gathering crops.
  • Law- The whole system or set of rules made by the government of a town, state country, etc.
  • Multiplied- To increase greatly in number or amount: to become much more numerous.


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  3. Daven Hiskey | "The Pilgrims Didn't Just Wear Black And White | todayifoundout.com Nov. 2 2010