Education Place Monthly
Begin by comparing and contrasting a Thanksgiving celebration from 1621 with one of today.
Then click the ACTIVITIES button to find many games, writing ideas, art activities, and
more organized by grade level.
Learning Crafts, Decorations, and Printouts
What an awesome site! You will find plenty to keep your
kids busy learning about this holiday. Be sure to check out
the Related Activities. There are many books and activities
you can print out.
Education World - The First
Thanksgiving - A Feast of Activities
This is a WOW site filled with many integrated activities for all subject areas!
Scholastic's The First
This SUPERB site is definitely worth visiting! Follow the Time Line and learn about
life for the Pilgrims, take an interactive tour of the Mayflower, experience life as a
Pilgrim, play the Thanksgiving Cyber-Challenge, meet a Pilgrim, and more. Click on
the Teacher's Guide and get a wonderful unit to organize your adventure here. Be
sure to view the cross curricular activities and resources (many good books to read) at
Teacher Vision -
Immerse your students in the holiday spirit with a wealth of ideas listed by subject
Yahooligans Teacher's Guide
Thanksgiving - Find a plan for learning about this celebration with historical and fun
sites to visit.
Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Page
Find out almost everything you could want to know about the Mayflower, its passengers, and
what life at Plimoth Plantation was like for the Pilgrims at this great site.
on the Web
Visit the library here to discover lots of historical information about the Pilgrims.
You can also take the Virtual Tour of Plimoth Plantation that is listed below.
Virtual Tour of Plimoth
Get on board and let's head off to the Plimoth Plantation! Find out what life was
like for the early Pilgrims.
The Pilgrim Hall Museum
There is a wealth of information here. Check out the online exhibits in the museum
and for lots of historic information click on The Pilgrim Story and Beyond the Pilgrim
Family Education Happy
Get family fun ideas, activities (there are 2 mad libs to practice parts of speech),
recipes and more.
Thanksgiving on the Net
Learn about how people in other cultures celebrate Thanksgiving, get crafts, and more
Festive Fixin's for Thanksgiving Day
Put some new life into your PE time. Check out the Games for the Gang and find a
variety of indoor and outdoor activities to do with your class. There are even some
with traditional roots. While your here, brush up on your artistic abilities with
Kid Pleasing Crafts.
There's No Page
Like Home for the Holidays Thanksgiving in the Classroom
This awesome site has a wealth of activities, information, and links. For those of
you who love music, be sure to check out the Thanksgiving Songs. Listen to the music
and have your students sing along (words are included). The Thanksgiving Unit of
Study has many great ideas for projects for 3rd-5th.
There's No Page Like
Home for the Holidays Thanksgiving Quick Index
This is the index page FILLED with MANY ideas, activities, recipes, and more for the site
above and below. It is definitely worth checking out! Adopt a Thanksgiving
CyberPet, get decorating ideas,
Head off on a scavenger hunt through the web pages of "There's No Page Like Home for
the Holidays - Thanksgiving" site above. There are 12 items to search for.
Have fun and happy hunting!
The Pilgrim Life Adventure
Ready for a webquest? This one is written for first grade but could be adapted for
others. Students learn about the Mayflower and create a vehicle for their own life
adventure. Be sure to read the Teacher Page as it explains everything.
Rainbow Magic Happy
There are many exciting activities and games here in the Activities link. If you
need more sites to visit, there is an extensive list in the Links link.
Here's a fun site for kindergarten and first grade filled with a turkey story, coloring
book pages and games.
Kids' Domain Thanksgiving
Have lots of fun this holiday with games, activities, crafts, recipes, turkey tales,
ecards, and more!
Find games, crafts, puzzles, e-postcards, Thanksgiving stationary to print, and wallpaper
to customize your computer desktop.
K-2nd Thanksgiving Lessons
from Teacher Link - an
online Teacher Resource Center at Utah State University's College of Education.
- A Celebration of Gratitude - 1st and 2nd grade lesson centered around the Pilgrims
and Wampanoag Indians teaching gratitude and to be thankful for what they have
History - Designed for 1st grade, students learn about first Thanksgiving and
differences between our Thanksgiving today and those of Thanksgivings past
Unit for 2nd Grade - In this integrated unit students will begin to identify why the
Pilgrims came to
America, how they adjusted to life here, what impact the Native Americans had on the
survival of the Pilgrims, and what events brought about the First Thanksgiving.
First Thanksgiving - 2nd graders study the relationships which led to, and the facts
surrounding the development of the first Thanksgiving.
Me at the First Thanksgiving - Kindergarteners imagine what they think the First
Thanksgiving was like and then draw a picture of themselves at the First Thanksgiving for
a class book.
Corn - Designed for 1st grade students tie in nutrition with demonstrating that a
combination of foods are more healthy and that the foods we eat today are similar to the
foods the Pilgrims ate by categorizing the foods on poster board paper.
Kidspiration Page of Activities
3rd-5th Grade Lessons from
Thanksgiving - A Time to
Give Thanks - upper grades - learn the origin and significance of Thanksgiving through
this research and activity oriented unit.
Teaching About Thanksgiving
- definitely upper grades, very informative
Gander Academy's Thanksgiving
- 5th grade teachers, get many links to learn about how Thanksgiving is celebrated in
Inspiration Page of Activities
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