The First Thanksgiving Feast

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© THE FIRST THANKSGIVING FEAST

 

CHARACTERS:

MARY – PILGRIM GIRL

GEORGE – PILGRIM BOY

MOTHER

FATHER

SQUANTO – INDIAN

PILGRIMS –WOMEN, MEN, CHILDREN

INDIANS – WOMEN, MEN, CHILDREN

 

SCRIPT:

 

(Mary and George are in the forest picking up fruits.  They place the fruits in a basket)

 

GEORGE: Let’s go Mary, we have enough fruit.

 

MARY: I’m cold!.  And this basket is really heavy.

 

GEORGE: Give it to me.

 

(Mary gives the basket to her brother George)

 

MARY: Mom and Dad are going to be happy because of all the things we could get.

 

GEORGE: Look, there’s mom and dad!.

 

(Mary runs to meet her parents.  Her father is carrying a package)

 

MARY: Mom and dad, look at all the things we have!.

 

MOTHER:  (looks at the basket)  Oh, your basket is full!.

 

GEORGE: (to his father) What do you have in that package?.

 

FATHER: It’s the bread.

 

MOTHER: Let’s hurry up they are waiting for us.

 

FATHER: We can’t be late for the feast.

 

MARY AND GEORGE: Yes, father.

 

(They start to walk.  They arrive to the village of Plymouth.  There is a long table with food on it.  Some pilgrims are placing plates and glasses on the table)

 

MARY: Oh, there’s a lot of food on the table!.

 

GEORGE: Everything looks delicious!.

 

MARY: What are we celebrating, mother?.

 

MOTHER: Today is a special day.

 

MARY: Why?.

 

MOTHER: Because today we give thanks to God for being so good to us.

 

FATHER: Today is Thanksgiving Day.

 

GEORGE: And at what time is the feast?.

 

FATHER: As soon as everyone is here.

 

MOTHER: Now, both of you go and put the basket on the table.

 

FATHER: I’ll put the bread.

 

(They place the basket and the bread on the table)

 

MARY: Everything looks so nice!.

 

MOTHER: Mary, go and pick up some flowers to put on the table.

 

(The Indians and Squanto enter)

 

MARY: Mom… dad… who are those people?.

 

FATHER: They are our friends.

 

MARY: But they are Indians!.

 

MOTHER: Yes, sweety, they have been living in this land for many years before we came. They taught us to grow corn and different plants for food.

 

FATHER: They also taught us how to hunt and fish, and how to survive in this New World.

 

GEORGE: What are they wearing?.

 

FATHER: They make their clothing out of animal skins.

 

MARY: I like their colorful beads!.

 

GEORGE: Look, more Indians are coming!.

 

(Squanto approaches them.  He is carrying a big turkey)

 

SQUANTO: Friends, we brought the food for the feast.

 

GEORGE: That bird smells delicious!.

 

MOTHER: Come and join us, it’s time to eat.

 

(Squanto places the turkey on the table.  All the Pilgrims and Indians sit around the table)

 

FATHER: Heavenly Father, bless this food You have provided and bless each and every person here.

 

MOTHER: We are thankful for our family and for our health.

 

FATHER: And most of all, that this day has brought all of us together to celebrate Thanksgiving.

 

EVERYBODY: Amen!.

 

THE END

 

Author:  K I D S I N C O

 

 

 

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