Five years ago I released the second of my Unit Studies on the History of Thanksgiving. As with the Pumpkin Unit Study, it has remained a popular item but it was in desperate need of updating. I also expanded it to include a few extra printables like a simple emergent reader, Montessori-inspired counting cards and more!
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I don’t know if its because of all the childhood memories of family and cousins gathered together eating, playing games and laughing or that the smell of the food every year takes me back.
In our family, Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together and reflecting on all the Lord has blessed us with over the past year. We love to focus on gratitude and thankfulness with our kids throughout the month of November and Thanksgiving is a great time to share with each other.
We typically take off the week of Thanksgiving, due to travel and/or preparations for the holiday. However, this year we will be working through this newly updated and expanded Thanksgiving Unit Study with our three middle children. I cannot wait! This unit study is packed with so much learning and fun, it will keep us busy for several days!
Included in this pack:
- 34 pages of printables
- Language Arts
- Social Studies/Geography
- Visual Arts
- Emergent Readers (color & B/W)
- Montessori-Inspired Counting Cards
- Notebooking Pages
This pack is designed for PreK-5th grades, but can easily be adjusted for older or younger kids. For my older child, I simply ask him to do more with the notebooking pages and research the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians or Squanto, while my younger ones get to do some fun sensory bins as well as sit with us as we read through the Emergent Readers.
Here are some other supplements to use with this unit.
You can sign your student(s) up on mygreatmaps.com and make the maps completely interactive!! They can color them, label them and more!! I think it’s my favorite new resource!!!
For more advanced students, I found this Southern Colonies crossword puzzle on docstoc.com.
I also found this cute little 13 colonies rhyme/song to help with memorizing the 13 colonies. Some of the reviews said they couldn’t find the song it goes to, but even without that I think it’s a fun way to memorize them.
Homeschool Creations has a Thanksgiving Printable Pack
Mama Bee From the Hive has this super adorable and fun Counting Activity
Confessions of a Homeschooler has a cute Preschool Thanksgiving Printable Pack
Carisa, at 1+1+1=1, has done it again with this amazing Thanksgiving Preschool Pack
Oopsy Daisy has done it again with her T is for Thanksgiving printable pack
Mama’s Monkeys has a Thanksgiving Tot Pack with some fun games and writing exercises
Don’t forget to follow our Thanksgiving Board on Pinterest for more great ideas.
These are just some of our favorite books about Thanksgiving! We love reading them as we work through unit studies.
T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving StoryA Charlie Brown ThanksgivingThanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad)There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!Pete the Cat: The First ThanksgivingLittle Critter: Just a Special ThanksgivingThe Night Before ThanksgivingLlama Llama Gives ThanksThe Berenstain Bears Give ThanksPinkalicious: Thanksgiving HelperGod Gave Us Thankful Hearts
Free for a limited time only!
Because I believe in this unit study and love my readers so much and I want as many of you to have this unit study as possible…I am offering them FREE for a limited time! These worksheets FREE thru Friday October 27, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. After that, they will be in the store for just $5.99.
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