Thanksgiving is a great time to write about turkeys, the first Thanksgiving, and all the things we are thankful for.
It is a season for
- fall leaves
- family get-togethers
- pumpkin pie
It is a great time to pay attention to the sights, tastes, and smells of Thanksgiving. Click here to download the Thanksgiving writing prompts.
When and How to Write about Thanksgiving
Kids should start writing (scribbles) as early as toddlers. As they develop in fine motor strength and coordination, children begin forming letters and making the connection between oral and printed language. Some children begin making these connections between 4 and 7 years old.
These writing prompts are adaptable.
For younger children
- You can write what they say.
- You can write with a highlighter and have them trace the words.
- You can write what they say on another piece of paper and let them copy.
In a classroom, you can print these activities out for the writing center or whole group instruction during writing class.
In your home, you can print these writing prompts out and set them up on your kitchen table as an invitation for kids to write when they come home from school.
As a former kindergarten teacher, now stay at home mom, I try to re-inforce what my kids learn at school in a fun and exciting way. I’ve learned over the years that writing is a great way to connect academics in a quick 20 minute activity. I have used each of these prompts with all three of my own kids ages 3, 6, and 9.
Printable Thanksgiving Writing Activities
The following activities are included in this printable thanksgiving packet.
It is available for download on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Page 2-3 Sensory Turkey. Fill in the blank writing prompt and craft.
Page 4-6 Thanksgiving Chart. Read and write the sights, smells, and tastes of the season.
Page 7-12 Turkey Disguise writing prompt and craft. Optional family connection take-home note.
Page 13- 14Thanksgiving themed thank you letter.
Page 15-17 Thankful Pumpkin Bulletin Board or Class Book writing prompt.
Pages 18-20 Number Turkey Writing
Page 21-22 Thanksgiving Colors
Page 23-24 Compare and Contrast the First Thanksgiving
Page 25-26 Thankful List Writing Activity