Thanksgiving Teacher Resources

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Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of November. Explore the rich historical and cultural aspects of this American holiday with Thanksgiving activities, lessons, and printables. You can incorporate Thanksgiving into many of your classes, such as Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. There are arts & crafts projects with which your students can demonstrate their creativity, math worksheets so they can show their critical thinking skills, references to teach the history of Thanksgiving, and activities perfect for your students to show their vocabulary and reading capabilities.

Videos about Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Slideshows
Printables for Grades K-12
Thankgiving Lesson Plans
Social Studies & Thanksgiving Connected
Studying Colonial Times
Thanksgiving Math Activities
Art Activities for Thanksgiving
Reading & Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Foods & Recipes
Teaching Native American Heritage
Learning About the Pilgrims

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    Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim

    Looking for a fun Thanksgiving game to play with your students? Hang the picture of the pilgrim (pag... read more


    Pin the Feathers on the Turkey

    Print this fun Thanksgiving game to play with your students! Hang the picture of the turkey (page 1)... read more


    History of Thanksgiving

    Learn how Thanksgiving became a national holiday. Each educational video on the history of Thanksgiv... read more

    Graphic Organizer

    Thanksgiving Multipurpose Graphic Organizer

    Bring some holiday fun into your classroom with this multipurpose graphic organizer and coloring pag... read more

    Slideshow Gallery

    9 Creative Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

    Eating turkey is a custom shared by 95% of the population, according to the National Turkey Federati... read more


    Seasons Printables Slideshow

    Celebrate the seasons with lesson plans and activities for autumn, winter, summer, and spring. All o... read more


    Thanksgiving History Reading Warm-Up

    This printable warm-up helps students master important reading skills with nonfiction text. The read... read more


    Eve Bunting: A Teacher's Guide to Her Books

    Introduce your elementary-school students to the wonderful writing of Eve Bunting and connect litera... read more


    Favorite Thanksgiving Art Activities, Grades K-6

    Use these Thanksgiving activities & crafts to allow students to demonstrate their artistic talents w... read more

    Graph/Chart - Teacher Resources

    Graphing Turkey Consumption

    Students use the Internet to research turkey consumption worldwide. They graph their data with a spr... read more

    Graph/Chart - Teacher Resources

    Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving

    In this printable classroom activity, students brainstorm a list of their favorite foods at Thanksgi... read more


    Holiday Match

    Distribute a printable social studies activity that focuses on matching common holidays with their a... read more


    Make a Corn Necklace

    Students can make a necklace out of corn! This arts and crafts activity is perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving or for American Indian Heritage Month. read more


    Shopping for Thanksgiving Math

    With this printable math activity, students create a shopping list for Thanksgiving. Then they use ... read more


    Thanksgiving Word Cards

    Use these word cards to play games, create stories, and review vocabulary that relates to Thanksgivi... read more


    Headband Pattern

    Make Thanksgiving headbands to celebrate the holiday. Print this fun arts & crafts activity to enjo... read more


    Thanksgiving Problem Solving

    In this printable activity, students solve math facts related to Thanksgiving. Students will improv... read more


    The First Thanksgiving Book

    Facts about the first Thanksgiving are featured in this printable mini-book. Students will enjoy th... read more

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