10 Fun and FREE – Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. All friends and family around plus all the food – lots of food, makes this holiday so special. Below, you will find a list of the best 10 FREEBIES I found around and I’m planning to use next week in my classroom. These highly engaging Thanksgiving themed activities are sure to be a hit with your young learners. See the list of my suggestions below. Hope you enjoy!




#1. Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Craft 

Have your students make these adorable turkey hats to wear on their little turkey heads! 🙂 The pieces included could even be used for standard turkey crafts or to supplement a writing activity.

source: Breanna Newell


#2. Thanksgiving Writing Craft: Thankful Pie Activity

This fun Thanksgiving writing craft will not only have student practicing their writing skills, but it will enrich them by having them list three things they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

source: The Candy Class


#3. Littlest Pilgrim Response and Craft

Your kiddos will have fun telling what they’re too little do and what they’re just big enough to do with this reading response FREEBIE. This is a great follow up to a reading of The Littlest Pilgrim!

source: Just Reed


#4. Turkey Craft – Turkey Dough

This is a fun tactile Thanksgiving experience kids of all ages will LOVE!

source: Tools to Grow


#5. Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension

This is a fun easy to use packet for literacy fun!

source: Golden Rule Design


#6. Maria’s Thanksgiving – Story and Comprehension (FREE)

A free short story about a little girl named Maria and her Thanksgiving. The story includes comprehension questions with visual answer choices for pointing.

source: Super Power Speech


#7. The Story of Thanksgiving from Two Perspectives

Thanksgiving Book and Game includes a turnaround upside down book as well as a comprehension game. With the turn around upside down book, students read about the Pilgrims from the beginning of the book to the center. They will then close the book, turn it upside down, and read the story of Squanto from the “new” beginning to the center.

source: Gay Miller


#8. Native American Comprehension Passage Main Idea Vocabulary

Native American Comprehension Passage Main Idea Vocabulary download is perfect for your Thanksgiving lessons.

source: Teach123-Michelle


#9. Thanksgiving Math – Find, Tally and Graph

This is a math center that incorporates counting, tallies, graphing and basic addition and subtraction skills.

source: Renee Dooly


#10. Thanksgiving Math: PPT for making 10

Students figure out how much more is needed to complete the ten-frame. Click on each slide to reveal the hidden foods!

source: Brenda Tejeda

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    Shannon Olsen
    December 16, 2017 at 6:04 am

    What a great compilation of ideas for Thanksgiving activities! And I love that they’re all free! Thanks so much for sharing.

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