FREE Thanksgiving Activities

Are you needing some fun Thanksgiving activities for Thanksgiving? These are some of my very favorite Thanksgiving-themed ELA resources and because I'm so thankful for you, I'm going to give you a 23-page FREE download for being a 2nd Grade Stuff VIP. Scroll down to the bottom and complete the form to get instant access to your FREE Thanksgiving Activities!

For each activity I provide:
  • teaching suggestions
  • standards covered for grades 1-3
  • links to suggested books
  • links to other resources that you might find useful

Activity 1: 
Amazon Link to Book {affiliate}:
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Mayflower by Peter Cook

Activity 2:
Amazon Link to Book {affiliate}:
How Many Days to America by Eve Bunting

Activity 3 (my fave!):
Amazon Link to Book {affiliate}:
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

Not included in the free download, but is a great follow-up activity that can be found {HERE}.

Activity 4:
Amazon Link to Book {affiliate}:
Thanksgiving is Here! by Diane Goode

Spoiler Alert: My favorite activity is #3. I love reading the two books Turkey Trouble and 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving (both about eating turkeys for Thanksgiving) and then comparing and contrasting the two books about the same topic. The kids eat it up, no pun intended. I like to follow that activity up with an opinion writing piece found in my November Writing Activities where the students pretend they are the turkey and write a persuasive letter about why families should NOT eat turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. They always turn out SO CUTE!

I hope you love your free Thanksgiving activities. Simply fill out the form below and your free download will be sent straight to your inbox. Happy Thanksgiving!

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