Halloween is over and now it is time to start planning Thanksgiving activities for the classroom!
Sometimes making these plans can seem redundant or less than lively, because it’s the same thing year after year. We talk about the Thanksgiving story, the Mayflower, and the feast. We have students write about what they are thankful for and make turkeys by painting their hands. It’s the same year after year.
Well if you are tired of doing the same Thanksgiving lessons over and over each year, imagine how many times your students have done them by the time they get to you. It’s getting old for them too!
What if instead you planned unique Thanksgiving activities for the classroom? Activities that tie in your standards, but also totally engage them in what they are learning?
In this podcast episode, I am chatting with one of my teacher besties, Stacey. She is sharing three super simple and unique Thanksgiving activities that she has done with her third graders. Plus, I throw in a fun science activity that my students always enjoyed.
Unique Thanksgiving Activities
- Stone Soup
- Pumpkin Pie Science
- Making Butter
- Cranberry STEM