Thanksgiving ideas for elementary

Presentations, craft activities and lesson ideas for celebrating Thanksgiving in elementary school

Sian Evans

Sweet Turkey-shaped Treats As Part Of Teaching Thanksgiving To Elementary Pupils

Creative and subject-specific themed resources to celebrate the tradition of being thankful

Before you know it, 22 November will be upon us and it will be time for the annual traditions of meeting up with family, eating too much and remembering the history of this holiday. To get your students engaged in the run-up to Thanksgiving, we’ve handpicked a range of lesson ideas and imaginative tasks that are ideal for this time of year.

ELA and math resources

Alternatively, engage children with all aspects of Thanksgiving using these Maths and literacy resources to practise writing and math tasks combining key skills with the festive theme.

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts
mbhammett

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

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21 journal writes or story starters with Thanksgiving prompts and visuals.<br />Aligned to Common Core State Standards: W.5.1, W.5.2, W.6.1, W.6.2 , W.7.1, W.7.2 , W.8.1, W.8.2, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2
Thanksgiving Activity Packet (Math & Literacy)
abcteach

Thanksgiving Activity Packet (Math & Literacy)

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This 10 page activity packet includes Thanksgiving reading, writing and math activities for younger primary students. Writing \- I am thankful for... \- I am thankful for because... -All About My Thanksgiving \- If I could have a turkey for a pet... -Acrostic Poem \- Word Scrambl...
Thanksgiving Math Mystery (GRADE 1)
JJResources

Thanksgiving Math Mystery (GRADE 1)

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Thanksgiving Math Mystery "Case of the Gobbler's Curse" is a fun way to engage your students. In this math detective story people have all started to lose the power of speech and cannot stop making "gobble, gobble" noises! Students must solve the worksheets to reveal clues as to ...

Creative activities

Time to get out the crayons, scissors and glue to create these crafts and music compositions, designed to brighten up the classroom ahead of the holiday and encourage learners to discuss the importance of pilgrims, Native Americans and the Mayflower. 

Thanksgiving Crafts - Thanksgiving Icons!
Artsy-Crafter

Thanksgiving Crafts - Thanksgiving Icons!

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This is a great Thanksgiving Craft. Included is a template that the students will color, cut and then glue together! It's a great Thanksgiving keepsake. Or, you can have the students make the craft ahead of time and use them to decorate the classroom. It has pictures of pilgrims, the Mayflower,...
Thanksgiving Activity ::  Turkey Crafts  ::  Turkey Life Cycle
Ms Lil

Thanksgiving Activity :: Turkey Crafts :: Turkey Life Cycle

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Thanksgiving Activity :: Turkey Crafts :: Turkey life Cycle A creative way to teach about Thanksgiving while creating a super cute turkey. Your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on this unique twist on a traditional Turkey craft. Paper lanterns are grea...
Thankful Turkey Craftivity
aRillClassroom

Thankful Turkey Craftivity

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A cute little craftivity for you little ones to make. They can write one thing they are thankful for on each feather before creating their turkeys. This makes a great little gift for parents for Thanksgiving.
Music Composition Activities for Thanksgiving
Kim Maloney

Music Composition Activities for Thanksgiving

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SIX THANKSGIVING MUSIC COMPOSITION ACTIVITIES Have your students compose and perform their very own songs for THANKSGIVING!! This file contains SIX guided music compositions activities and Teacher Ideas and Suggestions. Each of the SIX music composition/song activitie...