Who is it for?
- 2nd Graders, (7 to 8-year-olds)
- 3rd Graders (8 to 9-year-olds)
- 4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
- 5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
20 Pilgrim themed creative thinking, writing and math activities for Thanksgiving. This packet is geared towards 3-5th grade, but could be used to challenge more advanced 2nd graders.
These Pilgrim activities may be used individually or stapled together to create a pilgrim packet (black line cover included). Great for centers or Early Finishers!
Fostering creative thinking has been shown to increase learning in all areas.
**This packet is designed to be used around Thanksgiving with a Non-Fiction Pilgrim unit of study. One of my favorites is the Interact Pilgrim Simulation (no affiliation)**
Included in this Thanksgiving Pilgrim Packet you will find:
-The Ungrateful Pilgrim- List 10 things the Pilgrims weren't thankful for
-Living the Pilgrim Life-How would your life be different if you were a Pilgrim?
-Pilgrim Problems- What were 5 disadvantages that the Pilgrims had when sailing on the Mayflower?
-Home Sweet Home- Compare a Wampanoag home and a Pilgrim home. Combine them to make a new home
-Pilgrim Words- List a word for every letter of the alphabet that has to do with the Pilgrims
-Improving the Mayflower- Make it bigger, add something and replace something on the Mayflower to make it better for the Pilgrims
-Finding Food- You are a Pilgrim and winter is coming. You don't have enough food for your Pilgrim family. List 5 other ways you can get food
-Digging up the Past- You are an archaeologist who discovered a funny-looking Pilgrim sign at the site of the Plymouth colony. Explain what it could have meant for the Pilgrims
-Plymouth Construction- Using twine, sticks and a can, make something the Pilgrims could have used
-Pilgrim Math- Using what you know about Pilgrims, create a word problem about the pilgrims for a friend to solve
-The Resourceful Pilgrim- The cast iron pot was one of the Pilgrims most prized possessions. What are 5 other ways a Pilgrim could use a cast iron pot?
-The Lazy Pilgrim- As a pilgrim, everyone must work, but you are a lazy Pilgrim and don't feel like it. Give three excuses to your Pilgrim mom as to why you can't work
-The Pilgrim and the Mayflower- How is a Pilgrim like the Mayflower
-This Land is OUR Land- Who really owns the land? The Wampanoag or the Pilgrims? Give three reasons to support your choice
-Who are "The Pilgrims”- Write questions that have the answer of "The Pilgrims"
-Time Travel- What are 3 things you would bring with you if you went back in time to live with the Pilgrims and why
-Sinking Fast- You are a Pilgrim child and dropped your toy into the ocean. You have to get it back using only bread, a hat and some string. Tell how you would do it.
-Keeping Track- You are a pilgrim child and you want to count the days you have been in the colony, but you don't have a paper or a pencil. How else can you keep track of the days?
-The Mysterious Deer- A deer shows up in the middle of the fenced Pilgrim village. How did this happen?
-Pilgrim Poetry- Write an acrostic poem with the word "Pilgrim"
This Pilgrim Packet contains a Product Descriptor for easy grading!
Sample Answers included in this Thanksgiving Pilgrim packet to get you and your class thinking!
This makes a great Thanksgiving early finishers packet as well! Use them as sponge activities to get your students thinking. Do you have a student who needs enrichment? Make this Pilgrim Pack an independent study unit. Create Pilgrim themed centers by offering a selection of Pilgrim and Thanksgiving books.