It can be challenging to keep your children occupied with their schooling during the week of Thanksgiving.
Whether you are busy cleaning and cooking for a Thanksgiving feast or organizing and packing for a trip to visit family and friends, you still want your kids to be learning.
Here’s a variety of Thanksgiving Week Homeschool Activities to help keep your students occupied.
Use this free printable Thanksgiving Lapbook to teach your students all about the history of the Thanksgiving holiday. Study the struggles and triumphs of the Pilgrims and the help given to them by the Native Americans.
Nature Studies – Turkeys:
Learn all about wild turkeys and the anatomy of turkeys in this turkey unit study.
Use cranberries and baking soda to create top secret ink that will write invisible messages. Learn a little chemistry by using acids and bases to change the colors!
Pumpkin Pie Math:
Let your students make their own pumpkin pies out of play dough and practice their fractions with this free printable activity.
Thanksgiving Creative Writing:
Thanksgiving Word Scramble Game:
Cut out the letters in the Thanksgiving related words and scramble them to create new words. You can make this into a competitive game or collaborative effort.
Free Printable Thanksgiving Worksheets:
Use the picture clues and the word bank to fill in this easy Thanksgiving crossword puzzle. You can also color the Thanksgiving related pictures.
Print this easy Thanksgiving word search for your kids.
Drawing the Mayflower:
Follow the step-by-step picture instructions to draw your own Mayflower ship just like the one the pilgrims traveled in across the Atlantic Ocean.
Turkey Finger Painting:
If you don’t mind a little mess, these turkey finger paintings are adorable!
Scavenger Hunt – Bible Based:
This printable scavenger hunt is a great activity for families with young children. After the kids find each clue, there is a reflective question for the family members to answer together.