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Information and Inspiration

Confession and Thanksgiving A devotional in "Our Daily Bread" from RBC Ministries

Gladly A devotional in "Our Daily Bread" from RBC Ministries

The Joy of Remembering A devotional in "Our Daily Bread" from RBC Ministries

Hymns of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving hymns with midi and score (Click on Thanksgiving on the topic menu)

The Pilgrims Came A Thanksgiving Poem by Annette Wynn

Words and Music to "We Gather Together" on bible-printables.com

Listen to Come Ye Thankful People Come Midi This is from hymntime.com

Listen to the Doxology Midi This is from hymntime.com

A Season of Thanks   6 great service projects that teach kids to give back to their peers,families, and community


 

Teacher Lesson Resources

 

Writing Activities

Thanksgiving Certificates  Have your students fill out a thank you certificate to give to someone. Print these two to a page. From teacherhelp.org

 

 

Thanksgiving Notes - I always had my third graders write thank you notes to someone in the school, and someone outside of school. They can color these and write a note inside.(quarterfold card -.pdf file from teacherhelp.org)

 

 

A Special Thank You Single Fold Card Color this card and write a note to thank someone. This is from teacherhelp.org

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Writing Paper from teacherhelp.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving Writing Paper For younger students from primarygames.com.
Students could write about things for which they are thankful

Thanksgiving Writing Paper For older students from primarygames.com

Write-on Seasonal Shapes These shapes have lines on them and and are on the Story It web site

Thanksgiving Writing Paper (small lines) Lines are on a turkey and "I am thankful for..." is at the top. This is from atozteacherstuff.com

Thanksgiving Writing Paper (large lines) Same as above, but with larger lines, This is from atozteacherstuff.com

If I Were a Pilgrim Child Writing worksheet. Click on "Print this worksheet" to print without ads. This is from teach-nology.com

Reading Log and Thanksgiving Book Report Form If you want your students to research Thanksgiving this will be helpful. This is from abcteach.com

Write About Your Favorite Book This worksheet has a picture of a turkey at the top, and lines for writing below it. This is from starfall.com

Thanksgiving Postcards Students can write a postcard to someone at Thanksgiving, and make a picture on the outside. Prints two to a page. These are from abcteach.com

Pilgrim Postcards Students pretend they are Pilgrims writing to someone back home in England or Holland. This is from Scholastic

Pilgrim Did You Know Cards Print out these cards for students to write facts they learned about the Pilgrims. These are from abcteach.com

Native American Did You Know Cards Print out these cards for students to write facts they learned about the Native Americans. These are from abcteach.com

Thanksgiving Powerpont Story Template  
 

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Reading Activities

Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension (upper elementary) This is from abcteach.com

Thanksgiving Reading Comprehension  Click on "Print this worksheet" to print without ads. This is from teach-nology.com

Thanksgiving Mini-book This is from DLTK and is for Pre K - K. Print in color or black and white

Happy Thanksgiving Bookmarks from teacherview.com

Thanksgiving Word Wall Cards Scroll to the bottom of the page. There are cards for Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Food

 

Bible Memory Activities and Bible Related Resources

Psalm 100 Poster (KJV) The top can be colored by the children. This is from teacherhelp.org

Salmos 100 Poster (en espaņol) BDLA This is from teacherhelp.org

Psalm 100:4 (KJV) Color the cornucopia and learn the verse. This is from teacherhelp.org

Psalm 100:4 (NIV) Color the cornucopia and learn the verse. This is from teacherhelp.org

 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks...KJV

 

Psalm 92:1,2 Poster (NIV) This is from teacherhelp.org

Psalm 92:1,2 Poster (KJV) This is from teacherhelp.org

Salmos 92:1,2 Poster (en espaņol) (NVI) This is from teacherhelp.org

Salmos 92:1,2 Poster (en portuguęs) (João Ferreira de Almeida Atualizada) This is from teacherhelp.org

Psalm 107:1 Poster to Color (KJV) This is from teacherhelp.org

Psalm 107:1 Poster to Color (NIV) This is from teacherhelp.org

Salmos 107:1 Poster to color (en espaņol) This is from teacherhelp.org

Psalm 107:1 Bookmarks - NIV    KJV  There are four to a page.This is from teacherhelp.org

Thanksgiving Bible Memory Verse Suggestions This is from homeschooled-kids.com

Find and Circle the Words in Colossians 3:17 from akidsheart.com

Bookmarks I Thessalonians 5:18 This is from teacherhelp.org

Cornucopia of Thanks This could be used for a Thanksgiving Lesson, object lesson, or childrens' sermon. This is from Children's Ministry

Object Lesson - And Be Thankful This is from Children's Ministry Today.

Annie's Thanksgiving Grace Page
Several traditional children's prayers here

Psalms of Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle
You will need to look up many of these verses to complete this puzzle. This is for older students or adults and is from akidsheart.com
 

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Miscellaneous Thanksgiving Resources

Virtual Field Trips from Scholastic Webcasts on November 2nd - Tour the Pilgrim Village,, 9th - Tour the Wampanoag Homesite, , and 16th - Replay of the Webcast. Register Now!

Happy Harvest Feast: A Thanksgiving Tale A read aloud story or readers theater play fom Scholastic

Thanksgiving Mini-Unit from teacherlink.ed

Free Thanksgiving PowerPoint Templates from Phillip Martin

Discussion Topics for Thanksgiving from theholidayzone.com

Thanksgiving Theme
A large number of Thanksgiving ideas from abcteach.com

Thanksgiving Word Quiz
Use this as a pretest to test your student's knowledge of Thanksgiving. Have students look up the ones they miss, or use as a posttest after a unit of study. This is from enchantedlearning.com

Mayflower Map and Quiz
This is from Enchanted Learning

Sail on the Mayflower Printable Game from Scholastic

Turkey Printout
A labeled picture and information about a turkey's anatomy, diet, etc. from Enchanted Learning

Thanksgiving Thematic Units and Activities
from atozteacherstuff.com

The First Thanksgiving from Scholastic You'll find a timeline, pictures, and teacher's guide here

Thanksgiving Printouts (K - 3) Check out this page for all kinds of printouts from Enchanted Learning

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Thanksgiving
Plays, Skits, Stories and Puppet Plays
*Please read all skits and plays carefully to decide if they are suitable for your group.

Thanksgiving Acrostic Presentation Present this acrostic in your classroom, at chapel, or in another children's ministry. Print each letter in Thanksgiving on cardstock and assign a line to each of 12 children.
Letters to print  T   H    A    N    K    S    G    I    V    I    N    G  For one combined pdf file with all of the letters click here.
You will need to go back and print another I, N, and G with this file  as there are two of each of those in the word Thanksgiving.

 

New Glasses for Brady  A play to  encourage children to develop a thankful heart. This may be presented by puppets or children

Thanksgiving for Silas A group of kids attend an annual community thanksgiving dinner -none of them want to be there. They speculate on what it was like to have been a part of the first community thanksgiving meal in their town. The
discovery of a journal tells them the story of a boy named Silas that helped everyone acquire an attitude of gratitude. This is from dramatrix.org

Thanksgiving Lesson from Bread of Life Ministries This lesson includes a puppet show, object lesson, Bible lesson, game idea and more

Squanto's Thanksgiving from joyfulheart.com

 

Thanksgiving Bulletin Boards and
Other Room Decorations

Thanksgiving Name Plates from preschoolprintables.com (has several pop-up ads)
 

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart Printable Bulletin Board
Banner 
(set printer to landscape)  I am thankful for... (2 to a page - print enough for your school class or Sunday School class) Small I am thankful for...  (5 to a page for smaller boards or a large class) Pumpkin / Happy Thanksgiving   and  Cornucopia. Click the thumbnail to view a larger picture

 

Every Good and Perfect Gift is From Above Bulletin Board   Print Banner   Cornucopia

Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart Picture      Fall Leaves Picture           Happy Thanksgiving
Pumpkin,Corn,etc       Miscellaneous Pictures    
Print pictures or use your own. Back pictures with colorful paper. *Note - some pictures in files are different from the pictures on the board.

 

 

 

 

The Doxology One sheet

 

 

 

 


Thanksgiving Banner (pdf)
Print this colorful "Happy Thanksgiving" banner, Set printer to landscape

 


Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart Banner
(3 sheets)(landscape)

 

THANKFUL Color Me Banner from snapfish.com

 

A banner (three sheets) to use in the library or classroom. You could put up some book jackets or have the students write a short summary about a book they have read. The banner is here, You can use these books for the summaries.

 

Thanksgiving Sticker Charts Use to reward good behavior or use for other incentive. This is from teacherhelp.org

Our Thankful Hearts from education-world.com

Give Thanks for Good Health a nice idea from pecentral.com

Fall Bulletin Board Border from teacherhelp.org. Print this on yellow cardstock or paper for a more colorful border

Thanksgiving Border from teacherhelp.org

Give Thanks Border  (words facing flat side)You might want to use this on the bottom Give Thanks Border (words facing curve side)You might want to use this on the top and sides. You could print this on orange or yellow paper for a more colorful border. This is from teacherhelp.org

Thanksgiving Door Decoration I think I would enlarge it if I wanted to use it on a door. I think it would make a nice book cover as is for student's Thanksgiving writing or art

 

Thanksgiving Songs and Hymns

Hymns of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving hymns with midi and score. (Click on Topics and then Thanksgiving)

Printable Lyrics to Thanksgiving Hymns

Thanksgiving Poems and Songs

Listen to Come Ye Thankful People Come Midi This is from hymntime.com

Listen to the Doxology Midi

Music:Over the River and Through the Woods

 

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Thanksgiving Worksheets, Games and Puzzle

Kids Table Puzzle Placemat   (PDF format) from hp.com

Psalms of Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle (For older students or adults - 26 clues) from akidsheart.com

Thanksgiving Memory Game Print two copies for a 20 card game. If you want to print a back on the cards, turn the sheet over and print this on the back from teacherhelp.org

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids  Here are some fun party or classroom games from Bethany Roberts' site

Thanksgiving Printables from Activity Village

Thankful Game from christiancrafters.com

Children's Games for Thanksgiving from theholidayzone.com

Turkey Lurkey File Folder Games from preschoolprintables.com

Thanksgiving Memory Game (2 sheets) print on, or glue to cardstock. This is from abcteach.com

Thanksgiving and Thanks Acrostic Poems Children can create a poem from the word Thanks, Thankful, or Thanksgiving. They could also list things for which they are thankful beginning with the letters. These are from Activity Village

Thanksgiving Dinner Word Search (18 words) From akidsheart.com

Thanksgiving Word Search (17 words) From squiglysplayhouse.com

Give Thanks This game is from ChildrensMinistry.com 

A Collection of  Puzzles from the Holiday Zone

Psalms of Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle You will need to look up many of these verses to complete this puzzle. This is for older students or adults and is from akidsheart.com

Thanksgiving Crossword 
This is from abcteach.com

Another Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle This is from abcteach.com

Annies Thanksgiving Games and Activities from
annieshomepage.com

Thanksgiving Puzzles and Games from akidsheart.com

Thanksgiving Worksheets and Games from softschools.com

Thanksgiving Noun Worksheet from abcteach.com

Thanksgiving Food Group Worksheet from abcteach.com

 


Miscellaneous Thanksgiving Links

Colorful Happy Thanksgiving Bookmarks Just print and cut apart. These are from teacherview.com

Free Thanksgiving Clipart from designedtoat.com

Read With Silly Turkey A fun easy read online book for grades k-2 from starfall.com 

Over the River and Through the Woods
Words and midi for this old favorite from dltk-holidays.com

 

Recipes and Entertaining 

Thanksgiving Place Cards from Jan Brett

The ABC's of Entertaining All the information you'll need about entertaining from decorations to etiquette from entertaining.about.com

DLTK's Thanksgiving Recipes Oreo turkey snacks and more

Thanksgiving Placards Just print, cut, and write names. These are from kidsturncentral.com

 

    
 

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