Students write what they
are thankful for! We glue
their writing to a piece of paper and make Pilgrims
their special writing!
Our "Thankful" hallway
Pilgrim and Native American decorations!
students LOVE making Native American Indians at our
Students make their
Native American vests for our feast! I have lots of
on the wall for students to paint on their vests!
We make placemats for
our Thanksgiving feast!
I am thankful for.......
I want my students to
be thankful for the many things and people they have
been blessed with! During shared writing, students
get to add what they are thankful for on our writing chart!
We estimate turkey
feathers at our
clothespins to add the correct
number of feathers to each turkey!
Students use a number
cube to "Roll A Turkey!"
Students match turkey
feathers to turkeys! I put these
turkeys in our ABC Center! My students love these
We make Native
American necklaces using beads and noodles!
We shake up our own
Use Heavy Whipping Cream and salt! Shake for about
10 minutes in a glass jar! The
students can see a liquid turn into a solid! We made
butter to take to our feast!
make turkey stick puppets out of our handprints!
write about the Mayflower at the Writing Center!
I see the Mayflower
Caleb had GREAT fun
making his own
Pilgrim hat to wear during Choice time!
make Corn counting books! Students glue corn kernels on
We label a paper turkey. Students use a pretend
turkey feather to tickle the turkey on its beak,
leg, belly, feathers, eyes, etc! Click
here for Tom Turkey Diagram.
here for Turkey Facts
We make take home books! I purchase pretend colored feathers at
Wal-Mart so students can literally act out this
If You Meet a Turkey
you meet a turkey,
Tickle his feathers.
Tickle his nose.
Tickle his wattle.
Tickle his toes.
Tickle his tummy.
Tickle his chin.
click here for copy of book.
We make turkeys to eat!
1 York Peppermint Patty
1 Rolo (head)
Rainbow licorice (feathers)
1 red M&M (wattle)
2 candy corns for the feet
We make Pumpkin Pie! Simply make instant
vanilla pudding, add some canned pumpkin, stir, lay
graham crackers crumbs in bottom of cup/plate....add
pumpkin dessert, and of course you HAVE to top it
off with Whipped Cream! Student graph if they like
our Pumpkin dessert!
We make a Thanksgiving cookbook for our parents!
Students create this cookbook. It is DARLING-- the
kinds of recipes you get!
We play Turkey, Turkey, Gobble. It is a fun twist to
Duck, Duck, Goose.
We make turkeys using shapes! The feather are
students hands that have been traced.