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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
9 Creative Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey
Thanksgiving Printables Slideshow (3-8)
Thanksgiving Printables Slideshow (K-2)
Favorite Thanksgiving Art Activities, Grades K-6
Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House
Favorite Thanksgiving Activities Slideshow, Grades K-2
Favorite Thanksgiving Activities Slideshow, Grades 3-6
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)

Printables for Grades K-12

"I'm Thankful for . . ."
Thanks Around the World
Native American Indian Crafts
Indian Sign Language Chart
The First Thanksgiving Book
Thanksgiving Printable Book (Grades K-2)
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
More Popular Thanksgiving Printables

Thankgiving Lesson Plans

Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Paper Weavings
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 3 of 7)
More Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

Social Studies & Thanksgiving Connected

Pilgrim Fact Cards
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Eve Bunting: A Teacher's Guide to Her Books
History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities
Organize a Food Drive for Thanksgiving
Standing Girl Pilgrim
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Studying Colonial Times

Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
Popular Colonial Times Printables
Paper Weaving Instructions
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
Brief History of Thanksgiving
More Colonial Times Resources

Thanksgiving Math Activities

Turkey Missing Factor Coloring Problems
A Pet for Thanksgiving
Pilgrim Hat Math
Thanksgiving Problem Solving
Shopping for Thanksgiving Math
Thanksgiving Dinner
A Thanksgiving Feast
More Thanksgiving Math Activities

Art Activities for Thanksgiving

Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Thanksgiving Multipurpose Graphic Organizer
Thanksgiving Placemats
Make a Dried Bouquet
Headband Pattern
Make a Corn Necklace
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of the Macy's Day Parade Activity Kit
More Thanksgiving Art Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving

Turkey Feathers
Thankful List
A Pilgrim Conversation
A Pilgrim Conversation Rubric
Of Plymouth Plantation
Old Sturbridge Village Vocabulary
Old Sturbridge Village Worksheet
More Reading & Language Arts Activities

Thanksgiving Foods & Recipes

Cranberry Facts
Juice Nutrition 101
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
Indian Pudding
Cranberry-Nut Bread
Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
Cranberry Lemon Oat Scones
More Food Resources for Thanksgiving

Teaching Native American Heritage

Popular Native American Printables
Native American Music Resources
Popular Native American Language Arts Activities
Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
More Native American Resources

Learning About the Pilgrims

Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim
Pilgrims Meet the New World
Standing Boy Pilgrim
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
Squanto & the Great Debate
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Walnut People
More Pilgrim Resources


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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