For the Thanksgiving holiday I wanted to create a maze in honor of the Pilgrims that inspired the holiday. This maze is based on the ship that these brave souls sailed across the ocean, The Mayflower.
The story of this voyage is incredible and it’s amazing any pilgrims were able to survive the journey. Originally they planned to take two boats but they couldn’t stop the other ship from leaking. This issue meant that they shoved off much later than they planned with an overloaded boat. The delay caused them to run into storms on the second half of the two month trip. When they finally disembarked in Cape Cod over half the Pilgrims and crew were dead.
When the Pilgrims came ashore they were shocked to be greeted by Native Americans who could speak English. One of these Native Americans, Squanto, helped setup an alliance with the local Wampanoag tribe. Pilgrims learn how to farm and survive in New England from the Wampanoag. When their harvest was ready they celebrated with a three day feast. This feast with the Wampanoag tribe is what we think of as the “original” Thanksgiving dinner.
Above is the Mayflower maze before adding the color. The picture shows what the mazes look like with only the marker outlines. This maze is similar to my Big Ben and Ireland maze. It’s also a nice counterpart to my previous North American Turkey maze.
If you have an idea for a maze I’d love to hear about it. Additionally, if you just have some feedback you’d like to share please let me know via email ( ) or social media (, ).
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32 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Mayflower Maze – Free Printable PDF”
Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed my maze
I like it!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 6. Shared.
Wow – fun! #KCACOLS
Having never come across your mazes before I think they are fantastic. My son will love them as he loves puzzles! I never knew the story behind Thanksgiving – how interesting! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time!
Thanks so much for the kind words. I’m thrilled you liked them and I hope you son enjoys them.
What a cool and fun way to mark Thanksgiving. #KCACOLS
Thanks. I’m so glad you enjoyed my work
Oh how great! I am loving the Mayflower maze for the Thanksgiving holiday! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing and linking up.
Thanks. I’m so glad you enjoyed this maze.
Love these. Soon as I get a few minutes I shall be back to see all about these. Thanks.
Awesome. Thanks. I appreciate the nice feedback
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That is amazing. Loved the history lesson too. Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanks so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed my maze.
This is great! Thank you so much for sharing at NanaHood so I could find you! I love your maze and so will my grands!
Thanks. I’m so glad you enjoyed them and I hope you grandkids love the mazes also.
Amazing, as always! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link party this week. Pinned.
Was drawn to this post at #GrammysGrid because 13 of my ancestors were aboard the Mayflower. Your rendering of the ship is lovely!
That’s incredible. My next door neighbor had distant relatives on the mayflower as well
Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend! I will feature you tomorrow. I also plan to print some of these out– my son loves mazes!
Liberty @ B4andAfters.com
Thanks so much. I’m really glad you enjoyed my mazes and I hope your Son likes them.
Wonderful inspirational project, Many thanks for joining in with Polkadoodles Challenges this week.
Thanks so much
So I was thinking that I could print out a maze for my son to color, as well as do the maze– but the printable button has the colored Mayflower? Do you have one that is not colored, as well? or maybe with just the marker outline?
Liberty @ B4andAfters.com
Sorry I didn’t scan the uncolored version. I’ll make sure to start doing that.
That’s okay! Maybe I can figure out how to do it digitally…. But, yes, for the future that might be a great idea!
Depending how much trouble it is, you could make available 3 options: pencil only, with marker, and colored.
I have been thinking of making a separate page with different options available for each maze. It’s on the to-do list.