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thanksgiving lesson plans for kindergarten

thanksgiving lesson plans for kindergarten
Learning About Thanksgiving
Students will learn about Thanksgiving and identify three things they are thankful for.
  • Show students a copy of Play With Your Thanksgiving Food! and ask students if they have ever eaten this food before.
  • Ask the class what holiday they normally eat this food during.
  • Tell the class that today they will be learning about Thanksgiving.
 (10 minutes)
  • Read This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story aloud to your class.
  • Ask students questions throughout the story to assess prior knowledge of Thanksgiving.
  • Explain to students that the first Thanksgiving served as a time to be thankful for everything the pilgrims had. Tell the students that today they will discuss things that they are thankful for.
 (5 minutes)
  • Show students the pre-made collage containing items you are thankful for. Explain why those items are there.
  • Tell the students that they will get to create their own collage of items that they are thankful for.
 (15 minutes)
  • Give each student a copy of Write and Draw paper and write the phrase "I am thankful for _____."
  • Have students collect 10 pictures of items that represent things they are thankful for. They should glue them in the draw section of the paper.
  • Have students identify one item in particular that they are thankful for and have them write it down to complete the sentence.
  • For students needing help writing this word, write it in yellow crayon and have them trace it.
  • Enrichment: Have students complete the Thanksgiving Math worksheet.
  • Support: Prior to this lesson, write a note home to the parents of students who may have trouble thinking of things they are thankful for. Ask their guardians to write down a few things. This way, you can help prompt them through the lesson!
 (10 minutes)
  • Have each student share their collage and share one thing they are thankful for.
 (5 minutes)
  • Read students the book Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks and discuss what the children in the book are thankful for.
  • Sit in a circle and pass a bean bag around singing the alphabet song. Whoever has the beanbag when the music stops should share their favorite part about Thanksgiving Day.
thanksgiving lesson plans for kindergarten
Guided Lesson: Short U 1
Guided Lessons are a sequence of interactive digital games, worksheets, and other activities that guide learners through different concepts and skills. They keep track of your progress and help you study smarter, step by step.
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
View our short videos about Thanksgiving and extend your students' knowledge with the extension activities prepared for each video.
  • History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities
Thanksgiving Slideshows
Browse our collection of slideshows to find resources to enhance your curriculum for the Thanksgiving holiday. Includes a printable book about the seasons, internet research that integrates math, and the turkey traditions at the White House.
  • Seasons Printables Slideshow
  • Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)
  • Favorite Thanksgiving Activities Slideshow, Grades 3-6
  • 9 Creative Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House
Printables for Grades K-12
Teach your students about Thanksgiving with these printables and worksheets. Includes paper weaving, a mini-book with art projects, and improving math skills by creating a spreadsheet of favorite Thanksgiving foods.
  • Thanks Around the World
  • Paper Weaving Instructions
  • Colonial New England Food & Cooking
  • The First Thanksgiving Book
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
  • Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of the Macy's Day Parade Educator's Guide
  • More Popular Thanksgiving Printables
Thankgiving Lesson Plans
Our Lesson Plans will help students understand Thanksgiving with activities such as creating a landmark commemorating different points of view, and much more.
  • Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
  • Paper Weavings
  • Colonial New England Food & Cooking
  • The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
  • Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
  • Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
  • Make a Dried Bouquet
  • More Thanksgiving Lesson Plans
Social Studies & Thanksgiving Connected
Explore Thanksgiving connections using these social studies resources. Includes videos on how Thanksgiving became a national holiday, learning using Pilgrim Fact Cards, and background information.
  • Paper Weavings
  • History of Thanksgiving
  • Pilgrim Fact Cards
  • The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
  • Sarah Morton's DaySamuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
  • Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
  • Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
  • More Popular Social Studies Activities
Studying Colonial Times
Integrating information about Colonial times into your lessons will extend your students' understanding of Thanksgiving with a lesson which compares the first Thanksgiving dinner to dinner now, as well as a reading passage from Colonial times.
  • Popular Colonial Times Printables
  • Paper Weavings
  • Colonial New England Food & Cooking
  • Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
  • Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
  • Make a Dried Bouquet
  • Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
  • More Colonial Times Resources
Thanksgiving Math Activities
Interconnect math skills with these Thanksgiving activities. Includes creating a spreadsheet after researching turkey consumption, and practicing other math skills such as solving word problems and using logic.
  • A Thanksgiving Feast
  • Thanksgiving Problem Solving
  • Shopping for Thanksgiving Math
  • Graphing Turkey Consumption
  • Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
  • More Thanksgiving Math Activities
Art Activities for Thanksgiving
Incorporate Thanksgiving activities into art class by creating placemats to take home, making a dried bouquet of flowers or paper weaving.
  • Paper Weavings
  • Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
  • Make a Dried Bouquet
  • Thanksgiving Placemats
  • Turkey Coloring Page
  • Thanksgiving Day Draw
  • Headband Pattern
  • More Thanksgiving Art Activities
Reading & Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving
Choose from these activities to help students expand their knowledge. Includes a reading passage using compare and contrast, enrichment activities, web resources, and practicing writing skills by creating a dialogue and journal entries.
  • Sarah Morton's DaySamuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
  • Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
  • A Pilgrim Conversation
  • "I'm Thankful for..." List
  • A Pilgrim Conversation Rubric
  • Giving Thanks Writing Activity
  • Daily Journal Topics: Thanksgiving
  • More Reading & Language Arts Activities
Thanksgiving Foods & Recipes
Use these resources to expand your teaching strategies and lessons on Thanksgiving with background information on Colonial recipes, as well as information on the first Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Cranberry Facts
  • Colonial New England Food & Cooking
  • Make a Dried Bouquet
  • Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
  • Fruity Maple Glazed Ham
  • Juice Nutrition 101
  • Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
  • More Food Resources for Thanksgiving
Teaching Native American Heritage
These resources will increase students' knowledge about Native Americans and enhance your teaching strategies through background information and activities.
  • Popular Native American Printables
  • Native American Music Resources
  • Sarah Morton's DaySamuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
  • Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
  • Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
  • Popular Native American Language Arts Activities
  • The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
  • More Native American Resources
Learning About the Pilgrims
Students will enjoy Learning About the Pilgrims with these resources containing background information, writing activities comparing Pilgrim children to today's children, and games.
  • Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
  • Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim
  • Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
  • The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
  • Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
  • Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
  • Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)

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