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Thanksgiving Sites for Educators

Thanksgiving Sites for Educators

The Thanksgiving Story The story of the first Thanksgiving in America with Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians. Includes Bible verses.

Thanksgiving Crafts on My Pinterest (LOTS) – Follow me 🙂

Thanksgiving Memory Verses and Copywork Bible memory verses about being thankful. Three verses per page choose from manuscript, cursive, or d’nealian.

The REAL Story of Thanksgiving (MP3)
Rush Limbaugh reads and adds to the story history books leave out.

America’s Judeo-Christian Heritage, Thanksgiving, The Puritans, And Prayer Though it’s a uniquely American tradition, the roots of Thanksgiving go back to ancient Israel.

Was the first Thanksgiving a Feast of Tabernacles Celebration? Read about this Bible holiday and how it points to Christ.

Thanksgiving Lapbook from Joanne Griffin’s third grade web site. You’ll find several printables here.

Thanksgiving Ar6ts and Crafts from Family Fun Magazine. You will find several printable for Lapbooks here.

Squanto’s Science Lesson – This hands-on science activity proves what a great help Squanto was to the early settlers (K-6)

You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving Students earn about the facts and myths that surround the “First Thanksgiving” (the harvest celebration of 1621) at Plimoth Colony.

Cranberry Bog Students explore cranberry farming in Massachusetts and the rest of the nation. They research on challenges facing cranberry farming industry and then write reflection papers on optimum pest control methods from the perspective of a small farm owner.(6-12 grades)

First Thanksgiving Teacher’s Guide – Students research information about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, the Plymouth Colony, the Wampanoags, and the first Thanksgiving. They take an online tour of the Mayflower, interpret timelines, create a postcard, and compare and contrast the life of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags Indian tribe. (K-12 grades)

Colors of Indian Corn =Salvation – Coloring page with plan of salvation.

Top 5 Thanksgiving Crafts

The First Thanksgiving
Chuck Missler examines the roots of our Thanksgiving tradition, and shows how God was working in the lives of Indian and Pilgrim alike to preserve His faithful.

Thanksgiving Resources on the Web for Educators 
Some of these pages have been created by schools for the specific purpose of using them in the classroom. They may contain some modern day information and fun activities revolving around this holiday.

A Walking Tour of Plimoth Plantation Take a walking tour through Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation, the first permanent European settlement in southern New England.

No Bake Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies – From my family blog.


Thanksgiving Web Quest
Answers the questions: Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? How did the holiday begin? Who declared Thanksgiving a national holiday? What was the first Thanksgiving like? Who attended the first Thanksgiving? Why is Thanksgiving always celebrated in the fall?

Thanksgiving Bible Crafts from Christian Preschool Printables

A Thankful Woman – Free Bible study (12 p PDF)

Thanksgiving Lapbook Ideas – Study Thanksgiving history and culture while making a lapbook with file folders.

Thanksgiving Workboxes – ideas to add to your homeschool workboxes

Lets Talk Turkey: The Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner Economic lesson plan.

Thanksgiving; A Celebration in Gratitude Sites purpose is to assist educators and parents in teaching their children gratitude – and how to be thankful for what we have. This is done by teaching lessons centered around the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians

Celebrating Thanksgiving: Fall Wreaths
Fall leaves, ribbon, and a hay wreath are the easy supplies for making a beautiful autumn decoration. You can hang this on your door and let the kids give them as gifts. Makes a great activity when investigating autumn and the life cycle of deciduous trees.

Thanksgiving: A Study in the Scriptures 
Bible study on thanksgiving. Includes history of the holiday.

A Homespun Thanksgiving Great ideas and beautiful graphics from Homeschooled-Kids.com.

Thanksgiving Fun Foods & Recipes for Kids
Make a cornucopia with Bugles corn snacks and Trix, turkeys out of toast, crackers or Oreos.

When Is Your Thanksgiving Day?
A Thanksgiving Day article from the Good News Broadcasting Association.

Thanksgiving Quilt Grade Level: K–2. Make a quilt with felt squares.

Make a Thanksgiving Tree
A craft to help children think about what they are thankful for.

Thanksgiving Crafts for Sunday School
Several crafts focusing on being grateful and the Pilgrims.


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