Classroom printables, activities & worksheets
Are you ready to talk turkey ... worksheets? You've found the ultimate home of Thanksgiving activities for the elementary classroom with the Teach Starter Thanksgiving teaching resource collection.
While some turkey activities are focused on those fun days right before the long holiday weekend, much of this resource collection is curriculum-aligned to help students meet Common Core and state-level standards. Each resource has undergone a rigorous review by the highly-qualified teachers on the Teach Starter team to ensure they're student-ready.
So what do we have in store for you?
(Already know all you need to know about celebrating Thanksgiving in the classroom? Feel free to skip ahead to download printables and digital activities for your classroom!)
Teaching your students about Thanksgiving this year and want to make sure you're being socially responsible? Here are a few tips from the teachers on the Teach Starter team to make sure your Thanksgiving lesson planning reflects that!
It moves every year, and we know you've already got enough on the school calendar to keep track of, so we double-checked for you.
The federal holiday is traditionally marked on the fourth Thursday of November. That means Thanksgiving 2022 will be celebrated on November 24, 2022 — one of the earliest days the holiday can fall in the month.
Like most holidays, we recognize that how you celebrate Thanksgiving in the classroom will vary widely based on the grade — or even the subject — you're teaching this school year. Our teacher team has put together a few ideas to get you started planning for the holiday — from creating thankful trees to drafting a classroom cookbook!
Here are a few favorite Thanksgiving activities to try:
Make your Thanksgiving crafts a bit more funky with our Funky Turkey craft template.
Gobble up some gratitude with a printable Thanksgiving "What Am I Thankful For?" activity for kids.
Invite students to practice gratitude with this set of 12 task cards that get students to brainstorm what they are thankful for.
Save Tom the Turkey this Thanksgiving with a Disguise a Turkey project template.
Use this color by vowel sound Thanksgiving worksheet as for a bit of Turkey Day fun in the classroom.
Explore symmetry with these Thanksgiving drawing symmetry worksheets.
Help Urkey the Thanksgiving turkey escape the clutches of the terrible chef who wants to cook him with a fun Thanksgiving Escape Game.
Plan, design, and create a Thanksgiving Parade with a fun Thanksgiving project!
Edit and correct capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and spacing errors with a set of Thanksgiving Fix the Sentence worksheets.
Practice solving single-digit multiplication word problems with a set of Thanksgiving Task Cards.
Have a bit of word-friendly fun with a Thanksgiving Word Scramble worksheet and card set.
Practice solving 3 and 4-digit division word problems with a set of Thanksgiving Task Cards.
Have fun with your Thanksgiving Math practice with a multiplication mystery picture worksheet.
Review three parts of speech by sorting nouns, verbs, and adjectives with a parts of speech sorting activity.
Celebrate Thanksgiving and practice adding 2-digit numbers up to 99 with a set of four Thanksgiving-themed color-by-number worksheets.
Experience hands-on STEM concepts with your students with this Thansgiving Turkey Trap STEM project
Show everyone what you’re thankful for with a printable Thanksgiving bulletin board and an “I Am Thankful” Thanksgiving craft activity.
Celebrate Thanksgiving while you organize, record, and display information about the life cycle of a turkey with these activity templates.
Stretch your upper elementary students’ vocabulary and reading skills with a delicious Thanksgiving word search.
Show everyone what you’re thankful for with a fun “I am Thankful” turkey hat to wear during your Thanksgiving celebrations.
Celebrate thankfulness in the classroom with our latte-themed Thanksgiving bulletin board decorations.
Have a bit of counting and coloring fun with a Thanksgiving worksheet for Kindergarten.
A set of vocabulary word wall cards related to Thanksgiving.
Practice 1-digit multiplication facts with a fun set of Thanksgiving picture puzzles
Practice decoding and spelling CVC words with a fun Thanksgiving-themed matching game for kindergarten students.
Differentiate writing instruction this Thanksgiving with a group of “I Am Thankful” writing prompts for second grade and under.
Treat your little turkeys to a bit of Thanksgiving fun with a Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle.
A fun Thanksgiving writing activity to use with your students.
Multiply single-digit numbers to help solve Thanksgiving problems with Math Mazes!
A fun, hands-on Thanksgiving activity using a die and a chart to create a narrative text.
Use a Thanksgiving Coloring sheet to bring a bit of creative calm into the classroom this holiday season.
Have a bit of Thanksgiving math fun with a set of Multiplication Riddles!