Sunday, November 11, 2012

Gobble Gobble Gobble- Thanksgiving Fun

Here are some fun sites
 to use with your students this Thanksgiving! 

Scholastic has some fabulous Thanksgiving resources on their
One of my favorite things about their site is that you can go on a virtual field trip to Plimoth Plantation. 
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 Thanksgiving Dinner game is a fun way to 
practice logic and problem solving! 

In this game there is a table full of food and a bunch of family members. Your task is to arrange the family members to sit at the table. Each family member has their own preference of whether to sit close to a certain dish, or not to sit close to a certain dish, they may also like to sit close to a certain person, or not to sit close to a certain person. 


Just drag the family members to their seats, and then press the finish button when finished. The better the family members' preferences are met, the higher your score!

The object of Turkey Swap is to swap the locations of the turkeys 
and the pigs with as few moves as possible.  
You can move each tile by clicking on it. A tile can be moved to the empty space if the space is immediately beside it, or if there is one tile between it and the space. 

Too Many Turkeys is a fun game for younger kids. 
The goal is to find Pete, the Perky Turkey {who wears a bow tie} 
in a sea of turkeys as quickly as you can! 

Turkey Anagrams are fun Thanksgiving word puzzles. 

Primary Games has lots of Thanksgiving games here 
{I love their site but they do have ads} but my favorite is 

The directions are: 

Be warned- it is difficult- but fun! 

Bring history alive by exploring History.com'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. 

Learn how to talk like a pilgrim here




4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great links! I totally played the games for like 30 mins!

    EmilyK

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  2. Great resources posted here, thank you~!

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  3. You're the best! My kids always enjoy the sites you spotlight. Thank you!

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  4. I am a bilingual education major at Texas A&M and I LOVE your blog. I've been in so many classrooms that just seem to get lazy with technology. They have all the resources to use it, but never do. I think technology is very beneficial to student's cognitive learning and I love that so many of your lessons include technology in some form or another. Thank you!

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