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Homeschool: Thanksgiving Unit Study

Thanksgiving Unit Study Resources: Homeschool - There are many ways to learn about Thanksgiving, but at an elementary level we usually keep it pretty friendly with lots of turkey talk. These resources will help you complete your own Thanksgiving Unit Study!
There are many ways to learn about Thanksgiving, but at an elementary level we usually keep it pretty friendly with lots of turkey talk. These resources will help you complete your own Thanksgiving Unit Study!

Science and Math

Resources:

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin (and more!)
Thanksgiving Activities for Upper Elementary
Leaf Patterns
Thanksgiving Math Worksheet
Pumpkin Science Experiments

Art

It’s all about turkeys, Native Americans, and food for this unit study! Older kids can draw a still life portrait of a Thanksgiving spread (either real or imaginary), and younger kids can make turkeys out of play dough.

Resources:

Thanksgiving Coloring Book
Turkey Printable Crafts
Build and Decorate a Tee Pee
Turkey Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving
How to Make Paper Pumpkins

Writing/Literature

Printing blank journal pages on turkey shaped paper, or having kids write definitions that have to do with Thanksgiving, are both great ideas to get started with writing and literature!

Resources:

Cute Turkey Poem
Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem
Thanksgiving Anagrams
Thanksgiving Creative Writing Prompts

Everything Else

Resources:

Free Thanksgiving Unit Study Lesson Plans
Free Thanksgiving Printable Activities
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Unit Study
Thanksgiving Printable Shape Book (pdf download)
Thanksgiving Memory Game (pdf download)
Thanksgiving Unit Study (with Printables)
Thanksgiving Mad Libs (Printables)
LOTS of Thanksgiving Printables

Unit Study Book Recommendations

If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern
The First Thanksgiving by Linda Hayward
Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
Thanksgiving: What Makes It Special? by Harold Myra
Perky Turkey’s Perfect Plan by Judy Goodspeed
Tapenum’s Day : A Wampanoag Indian Boy In Pilgrim Times by Kate Waters

Unit Study Pinterest Boards

Thanksgiving Unit Study
Homeschooling Lapbook Ideas
Thanksgiving Unit Study Adventures

Leave your Thanksgiving Unit Study tips in the comments!

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  1. Lisa Nelson November 13, 2013
    • Tara November 13, 2013

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