20 creative thinking, writing and math Thanksgiving activities for Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving Activity Pack is geared towards 3-5 grade, but could be used to challenge more advanced 2nd graders.
These language rich Thanksgiving activities may be used individually or stapled together to create a packet (black line cover included). Fostering creative thinking has been shown to increase learning in all areas.
Included in this Thanksgiving Activities packet you will find:
Thanksgiving Activity #1 I am NOT Thankful- List 10 things you are not thankful for this Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Activity #2 You are Such a Turkey! - What if you were a turkey? How would your life be different?
Thanksgiving Activity #3 Thanksgiving Problems- What are the disadvantages of Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Activity #4 Thanksgiving Garment- List the attributes of Thanksgiving and the attributes of jeans. Create something new!
Thanksgiving Activity #5 Thanksgiving Words- Write a word for every letter of the alphabet that has to do with Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Activity #6 Improving Thanksgiving- Make Thanksgiving bigger, add something and replace something
Thanksgiving Activity #7 Baking Bind- Oh NO! Your oven broke! What are some other ways that you can cook Thanksgiving dinner?
Thanksgiving Activity #8 Thanksgiving Games- Students are given a picture and have to tell how it has to do with Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Activity #9 Thanksgiving Invention- Using a straw, a quarter, toothpicks and tape, students must invent something to use on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Activity #10
Thanksgiving Math- Students will write a Thanksgiving word problem
Thanksgiving Activity #11 New Uses for a Cornucopia- What is that thing filled with always shown filled with food around Thanksgiving? In this Thanksgiving Activity, find 6 new uses for a cornucopia
Thanksgiving Activity #12 No Leftovers- Your parents say you must finish ALL of the Thanksgiving food before you can leave the table. Give 3 reasons why
Thanksgiving Activity #13 A Turkey and an Ice Cube- How are a turkey and an ice cube alike?
Thanksgiving Activity #14 Thanksgiving of the Future- What will Thanksgiving be like in the future?
Thanksgiving Activity #15 What is “Thanksgiving”? - The answer is Thanksgiving. You write the questions
Thanksgiving Activity #16 My Dog Ate My Thanksgiving- Company is on their way over and your dog ate your turkey. What are some ways you can still have a good Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Activity #17 The Ultimate Centerpiece?- You need to make a centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table using rubber bands, tape, scissors, a fake flower and a Justin Bieber poster
Thanksgiving Activity #18 Aren't You the Cutest?- You are keeping track of how many times your cheeks get pinched this Thanksgiving. You can't use a paper or a pencil. How can you keep track?
Thanksgiving Activity #19 The Mysterious Dessert- an ice cream cake with a burning candle shows up on your Thanksgiving table. No one knows how it got there. Give three possible explanations.
Thanksgiving Activity #20 Thanksgiving Poetry- Write a Thanksgiving acrostic poem
Sample Answers included with these Thanksgiving activities to get you and your class thinking!
A Product Descriptor is included for easy grading!
These Thanksgiving activities makes a great Thanksgiving early finishers packet! Use these Thanksgiving activities as sponge activities to get your students thinking. Set up some Thanksgiving centers around or on Thanksgiving using these Thanksgiving Activities.
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