Monday, November 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Fun

Scholastic has some fabulous Thanksgiving resources on their The First Thanksgiving site. 

One of my favorite things about their site is that you can give your class a glimpse of history by signing up to participate in the live video Webcast from Plimoth Plantation and to receive classroom letters from a Pilgrim girl on the Mayflower and a Native American boy. What a great way to bring history alive! 

The site also includes a Thanksgiving Readers Theater, taking a tour on the Mayflower, a place to learn about daily life of the pilgrims (including comparing and contrasting housing, clothes, food, chores, school, and games), a webquest about The Thanksgiving Feast

 The Perky Turkey Game is a super fun game where students must find the perky turkey (who is wearing a bow-tie) as quickly as they can.  This would be fun on a Smart Board! 

Bring history alive by exploring's History of Thanksgiving.

Here is a cute printable Thanksgiving alphabet. 

AbcTeach has lots of printable Thanksgiving activities here. 

Here is  an interactive booklet you can download where students can place the turkey in the correct position - over, under, on, beside, etc.  

National Geographic Kids has a fun Thanksgiving Mad Lib here
and a Thanksgiving quiz here. 

Here is a wacky web tales on My Amazing Thanksgiving. 

What Happened at the First Thanksgiving is an interactive from Plimoth Village where players become investigative “historians".  It also includes a teachers' guide. 

This is a nice listening exercise where students have to pick the words from a drop-down menu while listening to the text (about Thanksgiving) being read. 

There are several online Thanksgiving crossword puzzles here and here. 

Pilgrim Village from Scholastic News. 

Here are some fun, games, and information about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010. 

Learn how to talk like a pilgrim here

The Story of Squanto from Weekly Reader

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