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Thanksgiving – Teacher Resources

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

History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities

Thanksgiving Slideshows

Seasons Printables Slideshow
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)
Favorite Thanksgiving Activities Slideshow, Grades 3-6
9 Creative Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey
Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House

Printables for Grades K-12

Thanks Around the World
Paper Weaving Instructions
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
The First Thanksgiving Book
Thanksgiving Dinner
Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of the Macy's Day Parade Educator's Guide
More Popular Thanksgiving Printables

Thankgiving Lesson Plans

Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Paper Weavings
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
Make a Dried Bouquet
More Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

Social Studies & Thanksgiving Connected

Paper Weavings
History of Thanksgiving
Pilgrim Fact Cards
The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Studying Colonial Times

Popular Colonial Times Printables
Paper Weavings
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
Make a Dried Bouquet
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
More Colonial Times Resources

Thanksgiving Math Activities

A Thanksgiving Feast
Shopping for Thanksgiving Math
Thanksgiving Problem Solving
Graphing Turkey Consumption
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
More Thanksgiving Math Activities

Art Activities for Thanksgiving

Paper Weavings
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Make a Dried Bouquet
Thanksgiving Placemats
Turkey Coloring Page
Thanksgiving Day Draw
Headband Pattern
More Thanksgiving Art Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving

Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
A Pilgrim Conversation
"I'm Thankful for..." List
A Pilgrim Conversation Rubric
Giving Thanks Writing Activity
Daily Journal Topics: Thanksgiving
More Reading & Language Arts Activities

Thanksgiving Foods & Recipes

Cranberry Facts
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Make a Dried Bouquet
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
Fruity Maple Glazed Ham
Juice Nutrition 101
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
More Food Resources for Thanksgiving

Teaching Native American Heritage

Popular Native American Printables
Native American Music Resources
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
Popular Native American Language Arts Activities
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
More Native American Resources

Learning About the Pilgrims

Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim
Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
More Pilgrim Resources

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