Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thanksgiving Fun

Looking for some educational resources centered around Thanksgiving?  Check out the following options:

Wizer Worksheets

The First Thanksgiving by Haley Throneburg - Respond to questions as you explore the Mayflower, daily life comparisons between the Pilgrims & Wampanoag, and the first Thanksgiving feast.
(5th grade - 10 questions)

Thanksgiving in a Box: Converting Measurements by Amanda Heflin - 5th graders will need their math skills to answer the Thanksgiving meal conversion questions on this worksheet.
(5th grade - 8 questions)


Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle - answers are on the bottom of the sheet

The Pilgrims - Short reading passage with important facts about the pilgrims.  The passage ends with a couple reflection questions for student writing or group discussion.

The First Thanksgiving - A readers theater script with six parts

Plymouth Colony - This short reading passage focuses the establishing of the first town and the Mayflower Compact.  When students have finished reading the passage, they are challenged to write their own compact.

Native American Advocates - Students will learn about some Native American advocates in this short reading passage.  They conclude with three short thought-provoking questions related to the article contents.

15 Printables for Turkey Day - Printables include math sheets, word search, rebus story and more.  You do need to create a free account to download any of these files.


Bet You Didn't Know:  Thanksgiving - Learn about Thanksgiving traditions they were not part of the first Thanksgiving  (Recommended for 5th-12th grade; length - 3 mins)

History of Thanksgiving - Learn more about the history of Thanksgiving including the start of the Thanksgiving Day parade.  (Recommended for 6th-12th grade; length - 4 mins)

The First Thanksgiving by Little Fox - Learn about the first settlers. (Recommended for K-3rd grade; length - 5 mins)

Charlie Brown Mayflower Voyagers - Learn about the pilgrims and the Mayflower with Charlie Brown and the gang.  (Recommended for 1st-3rd grade; length - 24 mins)

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving -  The classic Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special. (Recommended for all ages; length - 25 mins)

The Great Turkey Race - Listen to this great picture book Steve Metzger and discover what being a Thanksgiving turkey means to the turkeys.  (Length - 7 mins)


The First Thanksgiving by Scholastic - Includes videos, virtual tours, slideshows and teacher's guides for grades PK-2, 3-5 & 6-8.

8 Quick Ideas for the Week Before Thanksgiving - Provides craft and project ideas that you can do with students of all ages.

Thanksgiving Ideas for the Classroom - A collection of classroom lessons, quizzes, activities, games and more for grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Thanksgiving Word Search & Give Thanks Word Search- Word searches great for any age

Your Teacher Is Thankful For You - Free printable certificates you can give your students expressing why you are thankful for them.

Free Thanksgiving Printables - This collection includes count & color, thankful list, color by number, coloring page, and write the letter.

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