Thanksgiving Ideas and Resources


Time to gear up and get ready for MY favorite holiday, Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving to me is the ultimate holiday because it’s not commercialized (except for grocery store sales), so it’s easy to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday; being thankful for our many blessings.

Here are some resources around the internets to help you and your family celebrate this wonderful season. Enjoy!

(Be sure to check back often, as I will be updating this page during Nov. as I find cool new links and resources.)

Pumpkin Patch: 30 Days Of Thanks & Giving. The Pumpkin Patch as an free download for 30 days worth of crafts, games, & learning.

Thanksgiving Thankful Countdown. SugarDoodle has a cute countdown to thanksgiving printable activity.

Thanks and Giving Trees.  Chocolate on my Brain has printable trees to record your blessings and things you do to bless others.

Thanksgiving Trees can be made many different ways – on doors, walls, bulletin boards, etc. Some families add one leaf (blessing) per day per family member. Other families brainstorm and fill up their tree with leaves all at once. Either way you do it, it’s a great visual reminder of our many blessings.

Thanksgiving Lapbooks:

Jimmie has a fabulous page of resources to make your own Thanksgiving lapbook and unit study. I love Jimmie’s stuff, she rawks!

Thanksgiving Interactive Notebook by Lilliput Station.

Christian Preschool Printables has three pages of Thanksgiving ideas and crafts. I say they can be used by kids PreK – 3rd with some tweaking.

Free Thanksgiving activities and ideas from Homeschool Helper.

Thanksgiving ABC Lapbook for beginning readers

Activity and Theme Pages:

Enchanted Learning has a whole page of K – 3 Thanksgiving printables and activities

ABC Teach also has a big page of printable worksheets, coloring pages, writing prompts and more.

Family Fun magazine has lots of fun ideas, crafts, recipes, printables and more.

Audry’s Thanksgiving Page of links to lots of ideas and printables.

The First Thanksgiving activities and ideas from Hubbard’s Cupboard.

Thanksgiving Activities at Kaboose – activities, printables, games and more!

To Purchase:

Amanda Bennett has a Thanksgiving Unit Study available at CurrClick. I’ve not used it, but her studies are very popular.

She also has her Thanksgiving Adventure Pack bundle available too.

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One thought on “Thanksgiving Ideas and Resources

  1. Thanks for sharing this! This saves me a lot of time. We’re going to do a lapbook for Thanksgiving. Live & Learn Press has a free Thanksgiving lapbook if you join their Yahoo group, too.

    I’ve read your organization ideas before and was able to find a cool organizer for our lapbooking, similar to yours. ;0)

    I don’t know how to follow on WordPress (if there is something like that). I use Blogger.

    Keep up the good work!
    Sara (from SHS)

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