Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving!

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Pages with links to games, printables, etc.
  
  
Thanksgiving Lesson Plans
 
 
 
 Debbie’s Unit Factory
Quality Theme Units for Teachers and Home Schoolers.
http://www.themeuni ts.com/Thanksgiv ing_bk.html Turkey art and crafts for children in preschool, kindergarten and older to make for the dinner table. Stories, recipes, a grace, and games to play at your holiday dinner party. Free Thanksgiving clipart
http://homeschoolin g.gomilpitas. com/articles/ 111098.htm
 
WOW! Thanksgiving Lesson and Activities Index
http://www.easyfuns chool.com/ IndexThanksgivin g.html
 
Bible
“Thankfulness”
I Th 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
 
Psalms 136, Psalms 100, Psalms 105 (Sing unto Him Clint Miller tape)
 

Psalms 95:2 – Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psalms 100:4 – Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name.  Bible Study Unit for Thanksgiving week, Teaching Thankfulness, etc. http://www.teaching home.com/ newsletters/ 

A “Thankful Tree” out of brown paper grocery bag for the trunk and branches and leaves from construction paper and everyone can write on them what they’re thankful for and paste them on. If we go over them everyday by Thanksgiving it will teach us to remain in a state of thankfulness.
 
From a Fellow Homeschooler:
“Also, the poem One Kernel of Corn really sunk into them just how starved the first settlers really were!  We placed one kernel on everyone’s placemats at Thanksgiving dinner to be a reminder! We may not always have such a bounty!!!”
 
Music
 
Words and Music by Mr. and Mrs. Seth Sykes
THANK YOU LORD
Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul,
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole;
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free.
———— ——–
Words by Thomas Ken, 1637-1711
Doxology
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
———— —
Words and Music: Charles Widmeyer, 1907
COME AND DINE
Jesus has a table spread
Where the saints of God are fed,
He invites His chosen people, “Come and dine”;
With His manna He doth feed
And supplies our every need:
O ’tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time!
Refrain
“Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine”;
You may feast at Jesus’ table all the time;
He Who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now, “Come and dine.”
 

Fun Songs

 

http://www.night. net/thanksgiving /songs11. html-ssi
“Grandma stuffed the turkey, Then the turkey sure stuffed us.”
“Turkey Dinner”
Turkey Dinner (Tune: Are you sleeping)
Turkey Dinner, Turkey Dinner
Gather Round, Gather Round
Who will get the drumstick?
Yummy Yummy drumstick
All sit down, all sit down.
Cornbread, muffins,
Chesnuts, stuffing,
Pudding pie ten feet high.
We were all much thinner, before we sat for dinner!
Me, oh, my me, oh, my.
 
http://www.pilgrimh all.org/home9. htm
“The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day” – Lydia Maria Child
 
Poems/Rhymes
Thanksgiving Poems
 
The Turkey
The turkey is a funny bird
Its head goes Wobble-wobble;
And all he knows is just one word…
GOBBLE-GOBBLE GOBBLE!
 
The Turkey
He’s big and fat and he gobble gobble gobbles.
He spreads his tail and he gobble gobble gobbles.
But when Thanksgiving Day is here it’s our turn to gobble gobble gobble
 
Reading/History
  
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
 
Thanksgiving Stories (from our personal library)
  
Saints and Strangers – George F Willison
Squanto and the Pilgrims – A.M. Anderson
The Story of Pocahontas – Brian Doherty
The Pilgrims (Cornerstones of Freedom) – R.Conrad Stein
The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving – Ann McGovern
It’s Thanksgiving – Marylin Hafner
Oh, What a Thanksgiving! – S.D. Schindler
 
Various History books including
3rd grade ABeka history – Chapters on Myles Standish and Squanto.
 
What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know – page 141-144
What Your 1st Grader Needs to Know – 123-124
 
Math/Science
cooking, measuring, shopping, etc.
 
<http://www.lessonpl anspage.com/ MathThanksgiving Dinner-BuyGrocer iesIdea3. htm>
Using a budget of $200 plan Thanksgiving dinner for 12 people.
KidZone
<
http://www.kidzone. ws/math/thanksgi ving/#WORKSHEETS>
Math Worksheets to print out with Thanksgiving pictures, etc., for grades 1-5.

Science
  
Virtual Tour of a Turkey Farm
http://www.norbest. com/a_turkey_ tour.cfm
 
Bread Science
<
http://saturn. exploratorium. edu/cooking/ bread/index. html>
This site provides all of the kitchen chemistry you need to know when making bread. It also has a tour of the breads of the world, and even a microscopic tour of the staff of life!

 
Writing/Language Arts
Thanksgiving Journal writing “I am thankful for”, list nouns, adjectives  etc.
 
 
Map Skills/History
Do a map study and find Scrooby, England and Leyden, Holland, and
of course, Plymouth, Mass and Cape Cod.
 
 
 
Interactive site (Hit the ‘learn’ link.)   Also has a teacher’s guide with activities.
http://www.plimoth. org/ 
 
 
More On The Web:
 
 
 
More Links:
Resources for Christian Teachers – http://www.teacherh elp.org/thanks. htm

Spice Blends of the World
<http://saturn. exploratorium. edu/cooking/ seasoning/ map/spicemap. html>
This site offers a map of different spice regions of the world. Find out where cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and other spices used in pumpkin pie are grown. You’ll find an interesting science lab here on pickling spices too!

ABCTeach
http://www.abcteach .com/Thanksgivin g/math.htm
A couple of Thanksgiving Word Problems for those who can multiply and divide.

Thanksgiving Lesson Plans
 
 
 
 Debbie’s Unit Factory
Quality Theme Units for Teachers and Home Schoolers.
http://www.themeuni ts.com/Thanksgiv ing_bk.html Turkey art and crafts for children in preschool, kindergarten and older to make for the dinner table. Stories, recipes, a grace, and games to play at your holiday dinner party. Free Thanksgiving clipart
http://homeschoolin g.gomilpitas. com/articles/ 111098.htm
 
WOW! Thanksgiving Lesson and Activities Index
http://www.easyfuns chool.com/ IndexThanksgivin g.html
 
Bible
“Thankfulness”
I Th 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
 
Psalms 136, Psalms 100, Psalms 105 (Sing unto Him Clint Miller tape)
 

Psalms 95:2 – Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psalms 100:4 – Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name.  Bible Study Unit for Thanksgiving week, Teaching Thankfulness, etc. http://www.teaching home.com/ newsletters/ 

A “Thankful Tree” out of brown paper grocery bag for the trunk and branches and leaves from construction paper and everyone can write on them what they’re thankful for and paste them on. If we go over them everyday by Thanksgiving it will teach us to remain in a state of thankfulness.
 
From a Fellow Homeschooler:
“Also, the poem One Kernel of Corn really sunk into them just how starved the first settlers really were!  We placed one kernel on everyone’s placemats at Thanksgiving dinner to be a reminder! We may not always have such a bounty!!!”
 
Music
 
Words and Music by Mr. and Mrs. Seth Sykes
THANK YOU LORD
Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul,
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole;
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free.
———— ——–
Words by Thomas Ken, 1637-1711
Doxology
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
———— —
Words and Music: Charles Widmeyer, 1907
COME AND DINE
Jesus has a table spread
Where the saints of God are fed,
He invites His chosen people, “Come and dine”;
With His manna He doth feed
And supplies our every need:
O ’tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time!
Refrain
“Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine”;
You may feast at Jesus’ table all the time;
He Who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now, “Come and dine.”
 

Fun Songs

 

http://www.night. net/thanksgiving /songs11. html-ssi
“Grandma stuffed the turkey, Then the turkey sure stuffed us.”
“Turkey Dinner”
Turkey Dinner (Tune: Are you sleeping)
Turkey Dinner, Turkey Dinner
Gather Round, Gather Round
Who will get the drumstick?
Yummy Yummy drumstick
All sit down, all sit down.
Cornbread, muffins,
Chesnuts, stuffing,
Pudding pie ten feet high.
We were all much thinner, before we sat for dinner!
Me, oh, my me, oh, my.
 
http://www.pilgrimh all.org/home9. htm
“The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day” – Lydia Maria Child
 
Poems/Rhymes
Thanksgiving Poems
 
The Turkey
The turkey is a funny bird
Its head goes Wobble-wobble;
And all he knows is just one word…
GOBBLE-GOBBLE GOBBLE!
 
The Turkey
He’s big and fat and he gobble gobble gobbles.
He spreads his tail and he gobble gobble gobbles.
But when Thanksgiving Day is here it’s our turn to gobble gobble gobble
 
Reading/History
  
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
 
Thanksgiving Stories (from our personal library)
  
Saints and Strangers – George F Willison
Squanto and the Pilgrims – A.M. Anderson
The Story of Pocahontas – Brian Doherty
The Pilgrims (Cornerstones of Freedom) – R.Conrad Stein
The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving – Ann McGovern
It’s Thanksgiving – Marylin Hafner
Oh, What a Thanksgiving! – S.D. Schindler
 
Various History books including
3rd grade ABeka history – Chapters on Myles Standish and Squanto.
 
What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know – page 141-144
What Your 1st Grader Needs to Know – 123-124
 
Math/Science
cooking, measuring, shopping, etc.
 
<http://www.lessonpl anspage.com/ MathThanksgiving Dinner-BuyGrocer iesIdea3. htm>
Using a budget of $200 plan Thanksgiving dinner for 12 people.
KidZone
<
http://www.kidzone. ws/math/thanksgi ving/#WORKSHEETS>
Math Worksheets to print out with Thanksgiving pictures, etc., for grades 1-5.

Science
  
Virtual Tour of a Turkey Farm
http://www.norbest. com/a_turkey_ tour.cfm
 
Bread Science
<
http://saturn. exploratorium. edu/cooking/ bread/index. html>
This site provides all of the kitchen chemistry you need to know when making bread. It also has a tour of the breads of the world, and even a microscopic tour of the staff of life!

 
Writing/Language Arts
Thanksgiving Journal writing “I am thankful for”, list nouns, adjectives  etc.
 
 
Map Skills/History
Do a map study and find Scrooby, England and Leyden, Holland, and
of course, Plymouth, Mass and Cape Cod.
 
 
 
Interactive site (Hit the ‘learn’ link.)   Also has a teacher’s guide with activities.
http://www.plimoth. org/ 
 
 
More On The Web:
 
 
 
More Links:
Resources for Christian Teachers – http://www.teacherh elp.org/thanks. htm

Spice Blends of the World
<http://saturn. exploratorium. edu/cooking/ seasoning/ map/spicemap. html>
This site offers a map of different spice regions of the world. Find out where cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and other spices used in pumpkin pie are grown. You’ll find an interesting science lab here on pickling spices too!

ABCTeach
http://www.abcteach .com/Thanksgivin g/math.htm
A couple of Thanksgiving Word Problems for those who can multiply and divide.

http://kidsdomain. com/holiday/ thanks/

 
 
 

http://www.kiddyhou se.com/Thanksgiv ing/thanksteach. html

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crafts
 
 
Five Great Crafts from Disney
http://tinyurl. com/3oong
 
 
 
Worksheets to print (39 plus answers)
 
www.plimoth. org/Library/ Thanksgiving/ thanksgi. htmhttp://www.historyc hannel.com/ exhibits/ thanksgiving/

http://members. aol.com/calebj/ thanksgiving. html

(foods)

http://wilstar. com/holidays/ thanksgv. htm

(quiz)

http://www.night. net/thanksgiving /fun.html- ssi (fun stuff)

 
 
 
 
Printables for all seasons
 
Thanksgiving Printables
 
 
 
Turkey Treats
We know how much kids love to play hide and seek, this game takes off from there. Before the big meal purchase a bag of candy corn. Put 5-7 pieces of candy in several small ziplock bags and hide them around your house. When guests find a bag of treats they must gobble and strut like a turkey before they can pick up their “Turkey Treat”. Be sure to have someone snap some pictures!
 
Giggles and Guffaws
A fun way to keep guests talking around the table is to write a Thanksgiving themed riddle or joke on the inside of their placecard or napkin. You can search the internet to find jokes or pick up a book such as “101 Thanksgiving Knock-Knocks, Jokes and Riddles“.
 
Fill in the Blanks
For after dinner giggles try some Mad Libs. You can either purchase a book full of these fill-in-the- blank stories or compose your own. For example:
 
The Pilgrims sailed to America on a (adjective)_ _________ __ship named (compound word)_______ _________ _. They landed at Plymouth (noun)______ _________ . The Indians taught the Pilgrims how to (verb)______ _______ (type of food)_______ ____ in the fields. They all gave thanks to God by (verb ending in ing)________ ___ together. This was the First Thanksgiving (noun)______ ______.
 
My kids love these stories and had a ball creating them and reading them back to our guests. It is fun to add guests names into the stories too.
 
Just a few easy, fun activities such as these can make your celebration so memorable and will let your guests know one of the things you are most thankful for is them!
 

http://teacher. scholastic. com/thanksgiving /

  
  
Get organized!
  
History Links!
  
Craft Links!
Many Projects – familyfun.com (check out the village people craft!)
How to color Macaroni Bead Necklaces (note: HEB has a nice selection of pasta perfect for this project!)
 
Each year Seminole women were given strings of beads on their birthdays. One new string was added each year until the women turned 40 years old. The necklaces covered the women’s necks up to their ears and chin. When the women became 40 years old they began to lay one strand of beads aside year by year until only one strand was left. The Seminole women never went into public without the necklaces.
  
Food!
A cute snack for a harvest theme is to take Bugles, Fruity Pebbles and vanilla icing to make cornucopias. Scoop a little icing with a Bugle, then dip it into a small bowl filled with Pebbles.
  

 

 

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