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:
Bring Thanksgiving dinner into the classroom with a group of leveled informational writing prompts about turkey!
Practice solving 3 and 4-digit division word problems with a set of Thanksgiving Task Cards.
Toss in a heap of Thanksgiving Math practice with our multi-digit division mystery picture worksheet.
Create beautiful, colorful printable Thanksgiving bookmarks with this fun and easy-to-prepare coloring activity.
Have a bit of Thanksgiving math fun with a division color by number worksheet.
Celebrate Thanksgiving in the classroom with a printable Thanksgiving activity book.
Use various strategies to solve division word problems with a set of Thanksgiving Task Cards.
Celebrate and decorate for Thanksgiving with a turkey-themed Thanksgiving craft and writing activity.
Build and write sentences about Thanksgiving with a cut-and-paste Thanksgiving worksheet for kindergarten and first grade.
Practice reading, writing, and identifying the high-frequency word “thank” from the First Grade Dolch sight words list. Perfect Thanksgiving resource!
Practice one-to-one correspondence up to 20 with this set of 20 fall-themed task cards.
Practice addition up to 10 with this set of 20 fall-themed task cards.
A worksheet to practice gratitude.
A set of card templates to let someone know that you are thankful.
An editable slide deck presentation to use when teaching your students about gratitude.
A worksheet to practice being grateful.
A dice game to practice being grateful.
A fun dice game for students to learn about their classmates' Thanksgiving traditions.
A Thanksgiving activity for students to practice counting, skip counting, and the letters of the alphabet.
Get your students in the mood for Thanksgiving with this fun search and find activity.
A comprehension worksheet paired with an informational text about Thanksgiving.
A set of leaves that can be used to create a ‘Thankful Tree’ display at Thanksgiving time.
A set of star student badges with a Fall leaves theme.
A set of Fall leaves themed cut out decorations.
A set of leaves that can be used to create a 'Gratitude Tree' display.
A fall leaves-themed banner.
A classroom display banner to use on your 'Fall' display board.
A set of 'Happy Thanksgiving' bunting to display in the classroom.
A greeting card template to use for Thanksgiving.
Fall related vocabulary cards for a word wall.
A collection of classroom decorations and activities for Thanksgiving.