This year, I’m thankful for a lot of things! As Thanksgiving day gets closer, I like to provide students with a lot of activities that allow them to reflect on what they are thankful for as well. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas deeper than, “I’m thankful for my mom and dad” or “I’m thankful for my dog”. You can spark your students’ creativity and encourage them to write with these engaging Thanksgiving crafts for kids. There are 3 that can help make writing fun this November.
A Thanksgiving Craft That’s as Easy as Pie
Everyone loves some type of pie! Your students will love this adorable paper pie writing craftivity. The kids can decorate their pie any way they way (apple, pumpkin, raspberry, key lime, grasshopper).. now I want pie!
The writing template inside the craft is blank, so you can have students write many different things. Below you can see the word PIE turned into an acrostic poem. Let students get creative with their words as a literacy center.
This Thanksgiving writing craft can also be used year round to teach Author’s Purpose! Use the word PIE to teach students to PERSUADE, INFORM and ENTERTAIN. You can make an anchor chart describing all three points of author’s purpose. Then, allow students to write the words on their own pie craft. It makes a great bulletin board display and reminder during writer’s workshop.
A Fun Turkey Craft for November
Turkeys are a given in the month of November to celebrate Thanksgiving. You can use this Thanksgiving craft in so many ways.
Students can cut out and assemble the adorable turkey after they color its’ body and feathers. Then, use one of the blank writing prompts and allow students to write about what they are thankful for.
If you teach younger grades, you can have students write one word they are thankful for on each of the colorful feathers. Older students can write full sentences on the primary lines provided as one of the prompts.
The turkey craft makes a cute display during November, and parents will love receiving these sweet activities to hang on to for years to come.
A Fun Corn Craft for Thanksgiving
It might be corny, but your students can use this sweet corn craft to make up their own silly jokes! Here are a few for inspiration:
- What do you call a running turkey? Fast Food!
- What should you wear to thanksgiving this year? A Har-Vest!
- What did the turkey say to the hunter on thanksgiving day? Quack Quack!
They’re sure to have a fun time making up or researching their own fall or Thanksgiving jokes!
One of the templates in this Thanksgiving craft for kids says, “I see corn”. This template is perfect for younger grades learning to write words and sentences.
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