Thanksgiving is almost here! It’s my favorite holiday of the year and we actually started celebrating at the beginning of the month. Some years we have done quite a bit of schoolwork tied in with Thanksgiving and other years—like this one—we have just added in some fun things here and there. Here are a few of my favorites!
- Cute (free) printables abound for the younger set! My three year old loved There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! so much that we have been using I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie along with some of the wonderful printables available from Lil’ Country Kindergarten.
- I found these great Thanksgiving-themed ideas from Joyfully Weary on Pinterest recently and I’ve got my daughter’s clothespin turkey ready for next week!
- Also for the younger crowd, Jolanthe has some great Thanksgiving printables that cover a wide variety of skills.
- For older kids, the book Cranberry Thanksgiving is always fun—and now it’s back in print! If you use Five In A Row, you might want to check out the free lapbook available at Homeschool Share, or if you’re just looking for a fun learning activity, check out these cranberry science activities from Almost Homeschoolers. If you like the characters from the story, keep your eye on the TV schedule in December because ABC Family usually airs Cranberry Christmas each year!
- Scholastic has some great resources on The First Thanksgiving for older students. I haven’t used them with my son yet, but I used them for several years in the classroom with my fifth graders and they were always well received. There are links to lesson plans and printables, too!
- For kids of all ages, Thanksgiving Story Bracelets are fun! Whether it’s your child’s first time to learn the story or it’s just a good reminder, they will enjoy these.
I am so thankful that we live in such a homeschool-friendly state and that my husband is a great help in educating our kids!
I hope you and your family have a very, very happy Thanksgiving!