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Thanksgiving Project - Plan a Parade!

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 5

Plan, design, and create a Thanksgiving Parade with a fun Thanksgiving project!

Plan a Parade and Build Your Own Thanksgiving Balloons!

The Thanksgiving Day Parade is the biggest parade in New York City, and we want your students to experience it with this project-based learning activity.

Students will research the history of the parade and its traditions. They will plan their own parade route, lineup, floats, and Thanksgiving Parade Balloons!

This project is a perfect way to engage students during that last week of school before Thanksgiving Break!

Easily Differentiate Your Parade Balloons Project

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading lessons.

Suppose you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students. In that case, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts: 

🆘 Supporting Students

  • Complete only a few portions of the project planning with your students, then jump ahead to the balloon-making activity.
  • Provide a teacher sample to show students examples of project planning and sketching.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

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This project pairs perfectly with a read-aloud! Check out the book Balloons over Broadway by Melissa Sweet!

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