I recently came across a website that is one of the most comprehensive and helpful internet resources that I’ve seen in five years writing online. If you need free printable Thanksgiving lesson plans, crafts, activities, recipes, games and resources, read on…
Teacherhelp.org (click here) and specifically Audrey’s Thanksgiving Page is simply overflowing with free printable materials to help you plan a Thanksgiving unit in your classroom or homeschool. If you are planning a Thanksgiving party or church social, you’ll want to bookmark this site. If you teach preschool or Sunday School or work in day care, Audrey can help you organize all your Thanksgiving activities.
Audrey’s Thanksgiving Page is a faith-based resource with historical information to back up all resources. Although it a religious site, teachers will find the historical references helpful for lesson planning. Audrey’s Thanksgiving Page is a one page resource, so be sure to scroll all the way down the very long list of links and resources to see everything that she has made available. The webpage has a Quick Menu with boxed links to resource categories. Categories include:
-Information and Inspiration
-Teacher Lesson Plans
-Games and Puzzles
-Plays and Skits
-Recipes and Entertaining
-Thanksgiving Bulletin Boards
-Thanksgiving Hymn and Songs
Each of these categories contains from ten to 25 links to different activities. There are book and liteature links, reading selections, comprehension lessons, fill-in-the-blank questions, writing response activities, Bible memory verses, history lessons, pilgrim and turkey crafts, detailed and realistic coloring pages, cut and paste crafts, Thanksgiving mini-books to assemble, color and read, science lessons based on food groups, social studies about Native American Indians and Puritans, calendars and math lessons.
There are Thanksgiving crafts, stickers, bookmarks, banners, table decorations, party games and activities, Native American Indian craft projects, music and song sheets, placemats, Native American Indian paper dolls, Pilgrim paper dolls, canoe crafts, native design templates and so much more. This site is one-stop shopping for Thanksgiving lesson plans.