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Thanksgiving Writing Craftivity

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 5 pages | Grades: K - 3

Celebrate and decorate for Thanksgiving with a turkey-themed Thanksgiving craft and writing activity.

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts in the Classroom!

If you’re on the hunt for some simple Thanksgiving-themed activities and craft projects for the classroom, you’re in the right place. We’ve been working hard to curate a collection of unique Thanksgiving art projects, turkey art and craft activities, and more!

This “I am Thankful” turkey craft activity combines Thanksgiving with your writing content and has students writing about the things they are most thankful for. Accompanying the Thanksgiving writing prompt is a fun turkey craft to display their writing in the hall or at home.

Through this activity, students will demonstrate their ability to write in complete sentences to explain what they are most thankful for on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A dedicated, experienced educator team created this resource to support your Thanksgiving and Writing lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by providing them with sentence stems or sentence frames to guide their writing.

Additionally, provide access to previous assignments and posters, and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage your fast finishers to expand their “I am Thankful” writings into Thanksgiving mini-books with drawings and details.

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

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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