Thanksgiving Worksheets

It's almost Thanksgiving time.  Here are some fun puzzles, activities, and worksheets you can use with your class.

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Thanksgiving Games & Activities
Cut out the turkey pattern and the feathers.  Write on the feathers.  Glue them on the turkey's body.
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Play Thanksgiving Bingo with your class!  Students cut and color the Thanksgiving pictures, then glue them onto the bingo board.
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Think you know your Thanksgiving facts? How long did the first Thanksgiving celebration last? When did Thanksgiving become a national holiday? Which type of turkey actually gobbles? Find out the answers to these questions and many more with this fun classroom scavenger hunt activity.
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Build a diorama scene that depicts the first Thanksgiving dinner.  Students cut and glue the Native Americans and Pilgrims onto the scene.
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How many words can you make from the letters in the word THANKSGIVING? This worksheet has primary-ruled lines for students in grades K through 2.
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How many words can you make by rearranging the letters in the word THANKSGIVING? This worksheet has a scoring system and was designed for students in grades 3 through 6.
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Your kids will love coloring the Pilgrim and Native American at the top of this calendar worksheet.
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Use this turkey paper to write Thanksgiving stories or poems.
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Thanksgiving Puzzles
Solve this Thanksgiving cryptogram picture puzzle to decode a secret message.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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Find the hidden words: turkey, Pilgrim, Native American, stuffing, Mayflower, and more.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Students can read the Thanksgiving clues and fill in the words on this criss-cross puzzle.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Early Literacy
(Very Basic)
Students can color, cut, and assemble this Thanksgiving-themed mini-book. Then they count the objects on each page and write the amounts. Then read the book.
Pre-K through 1st Grades
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Cut out the words and arrange them into a complete sentence. Then write the sentence and draw a picture. The sentence reads, "Do you see the turkey?"
Pre-K through 1st Grades
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Cut out the word cards. Arrange them into as many complete sentences as you can. Most words are basic sight words, such as: our, me, the, see, you eat. Some words have a Thanksgiving theme, such as turkey, ate, pie, roll, corn.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension
Ivy's Mommy, Grandma, and Grandpa are busy in the kitchen, preparing for Thanksgiving. Ivy wants to help. What can she do?
(Approx. Grade Levels: 1-2)
1st Grade
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Molly is convinced that her Thanksgiving is ruined when the electricity goes out. No turkey, no stuffing, and no pumpkin pie. But when she finds a neighbor in need, Molly discovers a new meaning to Thanksgiving.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 2-4)
2nd through 4th Grades
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Learn all about wild turkeys, including what they eat, where they live, and how they sleep.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 2-4)
2nd Grade
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Leslie has to write a report on what she's most thankful for this Thanksgiving, but she can't decide on one thing. But after spending the holiday with her family, she knows exactly what she'll write about.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 3-4)
3rd Grade
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This informative article compares and contrasts Thanksgiving in the United States to Thanksgiving in Canada. Approximately 3rd grade reading level.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 3-5)
4th Grade
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Read about the lucky turkeys that have been pardoned by American presidents throughout history.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 4-5)
4th Grade
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Read about the 9,000-year history of pumpkin pie. Approximately 4th grade reading level.
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5th Grade
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Discover why Benjamin Franklin thought the wild turkey would be the ideal bird to symbolize America. Approximately 4th grade reading level.
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3rd through 5th Grades
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Kids will enjoy this fun poem about a child who befriends a turkey on Thanksgiving.
(Approx. Grade Level: 2)
1st through 4th Grades
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Writing
Story Pictures
The turkey is holding up a sign. Write words in the sign, then explain the picture.
2nd through 5th Grades
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A turkey, dressed in a bib, is holding up a knife and a fork. Write a Thanksgiving story to explain why.
2nd through 5th Grades
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A turkey is holding up a sign that says "Vegetarians-R-Us." Write a silly story to explain the illustration.
2nd through 5th Grades
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Spelling Words
Main list with second grade Thanksgiving spelling words; Words include: corn, dinner, roll food, and (of course) turkey.
2nd Grade
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Cut and glue the 2nd grade Thanksgiving spelling words in alphabetical order.
2nd Grade
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Unscramble the 2nd grade Thanksgiving spelling words.
2nd Grade
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Main list with 4th grade Thanksgiving spelling words; Words include: Native American, cranberries, applesauce, and cornucopia.
4th Grade
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Cut & glue activity.  Arrange the Thanksgiving spelling words in alphabetical order.
4th Grade
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Thanksgiving
Addition
Write the answers to the addition math facts and color the Thanksgiving turkey according to the key.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Adding problems with 2-digits; Requires regrouping; Thanksgiving turkey pictures.
1st through 4th Grades
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Subtraction
Write the answers to basic subtraction problems and color the Thanksgiving turkey according to the key.
1st and 2nd Grades
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2-digit with regrouping subtraction problems inside of turkey pictures.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Find the sums and difference. Then, color the cornucopia. Includes two word problems about Pilgrims.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Multiplication
Solve each multiplication problem. Then use your answer and match it to the color key and color the picture to solve the mystery picture.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Multiplication problems; 2-digits times 1-digit; Thanksgiving pictures.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Thanksgiving
Division
Write the quotients, then color the mystery picture to reveal a Thanksgiving turkey.
3rd and 4th Grades
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1 and 2-digit quotients, all problems have remainders; Thanksgiving turkey pictures on the page.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Word Problems
Mixed Math Skills
This worksheet has basic Thanksgiving-themed word problems for 1st and 2nd grade students.
1st and 2nd Grades
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This printable sheet has math word problems for 2nsd and 3rd graders. Skills include adding and subtracting numbers with 2, 3 and 4 digits.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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These word problems were written for 3rd and 4th graders. Skills include multi-step problems, fractions, division, and subtracting money.
3rd and 4th Grades
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This math worksheet features Thanksgiving word problems for 5th and 6th grade students. Skills include 3-digit multiplication, long division, fractions of a group, and multi-step problems.
5th and 6th Grades
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Color-By-Number
Count the dots and color the picture according to the key.
Kindergarten Grade
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Teaching Tools
Keep track of student rewards, reading, or homework assignments with this sticker chart.
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