Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that points us once again to the things that truly matter – God, family, and friends. It’s a fun time of year to explore the Pilgrims, traditions, and food with children. I hope these posts, printables, and books about Thanksgiving will give you lots of ideas as you prepare your Thanksgiving learning plans.
Thanksgiving Inspiration for Families
I believe keeping things simple is often the best choice for families. The ideas I share in these posts focus on keeping things simple, using materials you probably already have in your house, and focusing on the important aspects of the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Simple Thanksgiving Learning Projects
- Simple Thanksgiving Activities for Children
- Simple Thanksgiving Traditions
- Simple Thanksgiving Meal Planning
- The Reality of Holiday Overwhelm for Highly Sensitive Children
Thanksgiving Printables & Worksheets
There are many fun learning materials in my shop with Thanksgiving, Pilgrim, and November themes. Here is a sampling of those products.
Thanksgiving Fun Fact Cards
Use these fun fact cards to learn interesting facts about Thanksgiving both the past and present.
This Thanksgiving copywork features interesting facts about Thanksgiving. It includes both print and cursive in one pack.
Thanksgiving Reading, Writing, & Math Activity Pack
There are many fun Thanksgiving printables in my shop for your Thanksgiving learning time. Here is a pack full of over 30 activities.
Thanksgiving Writing Prompts
This set of writing prompts include popular themes including Football, Turkeys, First Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving.
November & Thanksgiving Writing Pages
These writing pages include a variety of November and Thanksgiving themes in both primary and elementary lines.
Thanksgiving Handwriting & Coloring Pages
Your learners will enjoy these Thanksgiving themed print and cursive handwriting practice and coloring pages.
There are so many wonderful Thanksgiving books to share with your learners. I’ve selected a few here and grouped by topic.
Picture Books About the Pilgrims
Learn about the Pilgrims and the life they built in the New World.
- Pilgrims of Plymouth
- The Pilgrims of Plimoth
- Pilgrim Stories
- The Landing of the Pilgrims (Landmark Books)
- The Story of the Pilgrims
Books About Squanto
Squanto was a special gift from God to the Pilgrims. Learn more about this amazing man with these books.
- Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
- Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
- Squanto, Friend Of The Pilgrims
Books About the First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving was a special event. Learn more about it!
- The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation (The Time-Traveling Twins)
- The Thanksgiving Story
More Thanksgiving Books
There are so many great Thanksgiving books to choose from. Here are a few to consider adding to your family library, including one of my favorites – Cranberry Thanksgiving.
- Cranberry Thanksgiving
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving in the Woods
- Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks!
- Thanksgiving Is . . .
Thanksgiving Unit Study
Do you want a fun unit study to use with your learners this month? Click the image below to jump to the Let’s Learn About Thanksgiving here on my site.
Hi Sallie, I am immersed in your products and so excited to send items to my granddaughter whom I have not seen since February. She and I both loved the butterfly fun fact cards. Today I have copied the Thanksgiving fun fact cards and will send them to her along with a biography of Sarah Hale, the lady whose efforts to have a national Thanksgiving holiday were honored by President Lincoln. Unfortunately, I have found two of your cards’ facts misleading. Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday with a proclamation, and later FDR changed the date for two years and then switched it back to the fourth Thursday in November. I have tried to determine if Lincoln’s proclamation was the fourth or the last Thursday of the month and if they are one in the same. The other fact is that Harry Truman did not pardon a turkey. The Truman Library officially denies that. I think I read either Kennedy or Bush started that tradition. It is surprising how many of our Thanksgiving historic ideas are questioned. Some say first Thanksgiving was in Florida. I can’t even go there. Thanks for all your ideas and hard work.