Friday, October 17, 2008

Thanksgiving Unit Study


All about Plymouth, Massachusetts

Colonial Kids--Celebration of life in the 1700s about life as a colonial kid, see how the pilgrims dressed

Celebrating Thanksgiving teaching ideas and activities for teaching about the first Thanksgiving; an interactive on the first Thanksgiving, voyage on the Mayflower, look into their daily life, learn about the Thanksgiving feast.

Thanksgiving books in the sidebar there is more links to other Thanksgiving themed items like history, clipart, games, activities, and more!

Thanksgiving Teaching Theme writing sheets, songs, recipes, crafts, vocabulary builders, games, lesson plans, and much more

Mayflower History

All about Squanto

Thanksgiving unit study

Thanksgiving Unit Study

Thanksgiving/Pilgrim Unit Study

Thanksgiving Lesson Plans using books

Thanksgiving Lapbook

Billy Bear's Thanksgiving activities Loads of fun Thanksgiving activities for the younger set: games, puzzles and crafts.

Thanksgiving at the Holiday Zone Find Thanksgiving craft projects, discussion ideas, language arts activities, songs and more.

123Child Thanksgiving Art, games, math & science, songs & finger play, make a recipe book with kids favorite recipes, and dramatic play

KinderArt's Paper Turkey Craft Craft project for little kids to make table decorations that resemble turkeys.

Enchanted Learning Thanksgiving These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.

ABCTeach unit study Print out these pages from ABCTeach to have a complete unit study for a young child.

Turkey Booklet Create this easy and colorful booklet in your home and write down what you are most thankful for this year.

Thanksgiving on the Net stories of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, turkeys to take home, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, tasty holiday recipes and e-greeting cards to send your friends and family

Thanksgiving Family Fun crafts, family fun, clipart and much more

Thanksgiving Traditions & History history, traditions, and customs

The Pilgrims 1621 Thanksgiving

Pilgrim clothing

Mayflower History Mayflower history including a passenger list.

Thanksgiving lesson ideas articles, lesson ideas, site reviews, books, crafts, clipart and much more

DLTK's Thanksgiving Crafts crafts, activities, recipes and much more

Bountiful Thanksgiving history, crafts, activities, parades, and much more

Thanksgiving activities for the younger grades

Teacher Planet's Thanksgiving Page links to lessons, units, worksheets, clip art and other resources

Thanksgiving mini unit Kindergarten level--Thanksgiving mini unit

Thanksgiving Lesson Plans & Activities activities for all grades

Thanksgiving Theme books, music, and tons of links

Mr. Donn's Thanksgiving Page lesson plans and activities on Pilgrims and Native Americans

Crayola's Thanksgiving Activities crafts, activities and lesson plans

Thanksgiving story on pdfs

History of Thanksgiving –first Thanksgiving table manners and the type of meal.

Day in the life of kids at the Plimouth Plantation1st grade lesson plan

Myths & Realities of Thanksgiving facts on the first Thanksgiving

1st Thanksgiving kdg./1st grade level unit of crafts, activities and lessons.

Wampanoag history (Native American group—New England)

Books: (this is just a small selection of the books that are available)

~~A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
~~Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’
~~A Turkey for Thanksgiving
~~The First Thanksgiving
~~Don’t Know Much about Pilgrims
~~If You Were At the First Thanksgiving
~~Its Thanksgiving (I Can Read Book 3)
~~P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet
~~Thanksgiving on Thursday(Magic Tree House Book)
~~The Story of Thanksgiving
~~The Mayflower Secret: William Bradford (Trailblazer Books #26) (older kids book or read aloud)
~~If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
~~Sarah Morton’s Day: day in the life of a Pilgrim Girl
~~Samuel Eaton’s Day: day in the life of a Pilgrim Boy


**We Gather Together
**For the Beauty of the Earth
**Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
**Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
**Give Thanks


  • Acrostic Poem using “Thanksgiving”
  • Imagine yourself on the Mayflower write a story about what life is like on the Mayflower
  • Create your own first Thanksgiving feast, cook up some of the dishes that the Pilgrims ate on that day.
  • Make a turkey craft
  • Make a book of blessings---shape book from abc teach.
  • Do a Thanksgiving themed Lapbook

Facts/People/Terms to know:

Governor William Bradford
Wampanoag Indians
Life on the Plantation
Foods that were served at 1st Thanksgiving
Hardships of the Pilgrims
How did the Indians help the Pilgrims?


Kate said...

Awesome! I was just thinking that I should start putting a plan together to study Thanksgiving. This is going to be the perfect place to start. Thank you so much for always taking the time to do these unit study posts for us! I so appreciate them.

Donna said...

Woo-hoo! I put up coloring pages on my blog but UNIT STUDIES are SUPER COOL! Thanks 4 all the links!

I'm going to put a link up to this post on my coloring pages!

Anonymous said...

YOU are great with posting this!!! What fun ideas. I might include a few of these in my newsletter next month. :)


amyswandering said...

These are wonderful - thanks for sharing!

Mommy Reg said...

This is just very awesome! I need to finish up my Thanksgiving plans and I do believe this will round everything out nicely. Thanks so much for sharing. °Ü°