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Thanksgiving Writing Prompt: Fasting

Use this Thanksgiving writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills. During the 18th century, some of the colonies celebrated days of Thanksgiving throughout the year. However, instead of having a great meal, they fasted, which means that they did not eat on that particular day. Why do you think that fasting might have been a meaningful way to show thanks? Why do you think having a great meal is a meaningful way to show thanks?


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