Thanksgiving is that often forgotten Holiday. But, it is one of the most important to us as Americans! As parents, we need to remind our children of its importance.
It is up to us to teach our children about the Pilgrims, Indians, and history of our Country. These free Thanksgiving worksheets will help you teach and reinforce the history of Thanksgiving in the USA.
In addition to all the fun printables that I have included for you below, you should really find time to discuss the why of this Holiday. Take some time to talk about being Thankful for the little things with your children.
Printable Thanksgiving Worksheets:
These Find the Letter G is for Gourds worksheets are a great way to reinforce the letter g to your preschooler.
Can your child find the W is for Wishbone among other similar letters of the alphabet?
These Thanksgiving Do-A-Dot printables from Crystal and Company are not just adorable to look at! They also teach one-to-one math concepts.
Teaching our children to read can be exhausting. These Thanksgiving Themed Reading Flashcards will help make teaching reading a little less painful. You could also teach abc order with these flashcards by having your child put them into alphabetical order.
When planning your Thanksgiving lesson plans, you simply have to include this fun activity. It is like a pumpkin pie, but in alphabet form! Plus, this abc pie activity from Growing Book by Book is customization.
I love these blank Handwriting Practice Sheets for kids in an adorable Thanksgiving Day theme. Crystal and Company also includes a couple Thanksgiving writing prompts and other ways you can use the writing paper. She also has a fun list of Thanksgiving words.
This set of Early Reader Printables includes a sheet of beginning sounds and a sheet of ending sounds in an adorable Thanksgiving theme to help your child with Phonics!
When you read the story of the Mayflower, make sure to keep your kiddos hands busy with these M is for Mayflower letter finds.
Think outside the box when using these P is for Pilgrim Letter Find Worksheets. Your preschooler can work on shapes and colors while practicing the alphabet.
Same or Different is a very important concept for children to learn. Stick with the Thanksgiving theme and print out a few of these Thanksgiving Same or Different worksheets for your children.
As if the Pilgrim letter finds here at 3 Boys and a Dog weren’t enough, Crystal and Company has some coordinating do-at-dot Pilgrim worksheets.
Math, a hated concept. We parents panic when we have to teach it. However, these greater than and less than thanksgiving sheets will help your children master this concept.
You can’t celebrate Thanksgiving without a Thanksgiving Turkey! These T is for Turkey printables definitely need to be included in your lesson plans.
This Name Practice Printable from Crystal and Company is in a fun Thanksgiving Dinner theme that you and your early elementary aged children will get a kick out of.
We may call them Native Americans now, but that isn’t the history. As you explain the History of Thanksgiving, be sure your printed worksheet includes these I is for Indians printable worksheets.
Do you know why corn is an important staple of our Thanksgiving Dinner? You and your older children can look that up, but don’t leave out the little ones. Keep their little hands busy with these C is for Corn find a letter worksheets while you educate them.
There are two versions of these Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzles. You can print them with or without a word bank. That makes them great for kids of all ages.
I love this fun Thanksgiving Word Search from Superheroes and Tea Cups and so will your upper elementary and middle school aged children.
Thanksgiving Coloring Pages:
I have always loved coloring. There is just something so therapeutic about watching a black and white picture come to life by my hand. I have boys. They all struggle to really absorb lessons unless their bodies are engaged. So, I always love to have coloring pages for them that match the topic about which we are learning.
Your boys especially will love these Mayflower Coloring Pages from Surviving a Teacher’s Salary. What young boy doesn’t love an awesome “pirate” ship?
This Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet from Crafts on Sea is sure to delight your children. I would think girls, especially, will love coloring this and will want to frame it or at least hang it on the fridge.
Simple Fun for Kids has some free Thanksgiving coloring pages that are more geared towards toddlers and preschoolers. They are bigger images with larger coloring areas.
I am in love with these Turkey Coloring Cards from Handprint Art.
More Thanksgiving Educational Resources:
Pilgrim Crafts and Activities is currently one of the most popular posts here at 3 Boys and a Dog.
Little Bins for Little Hands has a huge list of fun STEM Thanksgiving Activities.
Over 40 Thanksgiving Activities for School Aged Children from Educators’ Spin On It are sure to keep you and your children learning and having fun over the week prior to Thanksgiving.
What about you? Do you have any free Thanksgiving Worksheets that re your go-to when teaching your children about this very important Holiday? Are you anti-worksheet, or do you feel that they re an important part of a child’s educational growth?
I want to hear from you!