Thanksgiving is so much fun to celebrate in the classroom! I love using Thanksgiving activities that encourage students to reflect and appreciate all the things they are thankful for in their lives.
Thanksgiving activities require students to really pause, block out all the other noise in their busy brains, and take time to focus on just being grateful.
Below are a bunch of digital and printable activities that I include in my Thanksgiving Activities & Glyphs pack!
“ I AM THANKFUL FOR…” TURKEY CRAFT
This thankful turkey craft always comes out so adorable! The turkey feathers come either blank or with a category (i.e. at home, an object, etc.) for students to write and illustrate what they are thankful for on.
The digital version uses a Thankful Tree instead of a turkey.
THANKSGIVING WRITING GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
These organizers are great for getting students thinking about what they are thankful for, as well as reasons why they are thankful for what they have in their lives.
They can be used alone or as a pre-writing support for a piece of Thanksgiving writing.
Students love glyphs! They are a no prep, fun way for students to get creative while learning about each other. They also make a great Thanksgiving bulletin board or wall display.
This Thanksgiving Activities Pack includes a “Dress a Turkey” Glyph (printable) along with a Build a Turkey Glyph (digital). A Thanksgiving Table Glyph is also included.
Students can compare responses to the rest of their class to fill out a bar graph.
WRITING ABOUT SOMEONE THEY ARE THANKFUL FOR
This Thanksgiving writing activity always comes out so sweet! Students choose a person in their life that they are thankful for. Then, they reflect on 3 reasons why they are thankful for this person. You can also give students more than one copy if they want to write about more than one person.
This activity comes in both a printable, black and white version, as well as a digital version for Google Slides.
All of these activities and more can be found in my $5 Thanksgiving Pack in my TpT Shop!
Looking ahead for winter? Check out this blog post on low-prep Winter Activities for Elementary Students!