Thanksgiving Unit Study – Updated & Expanded

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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!

This Thanksgiving Unit Study was one of the first ones I created over 5 years ago. I have updated and expanded it from 12 pages to 34 pages! It includes Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies/Geography, Visual Arts and much 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
  • Science
  • Math
  • 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 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

 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

2 Teaching Mommies has both a Turkey and a Thanksgiving Preschool Printable Pack

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 Story A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad) There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving The Night Before Thanksgiving Llama Llama Gives Thanks The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper God 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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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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