By Teachers, For Teachers
K-2: Giving Thanks
Thanksgiving is a holiday where we show how grateful and thankful we are for the gifts in our lives. Can you think of something or someone YOU are thankful for?
Decide on one thing you are most thankful for and create a thank you card for that person, place or thing. Decorate it and include a short message explaining why you appreciate it/him/her.
3-5: Food Frenzy
Food is a big part of Thanksgiving. While traditional Thanksgiving feasts include turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, the holiday could use some new and exciting additions to the menu. Snoopy tries some creative options for his Thanksgiving dinner. Now it's your turn.
Create a new dish that you think would commemorate the holiday. Describe what it is made of and why you think Thanksgiving would be better with your dish on the table.
6-8: Turkey Traditions
Holidays are usually incorporated with traditions. The Peanuts gang started a tradition of eating around their ping pong table.
Does your family have any special traditions for Thanksgiving? If so, describe your traditions. If not, what traditions would you like to start up this year?
9-12: Create Your Own Holiday
There are many holidays that are celebrated in the U.S. Some, like Christmas, get more exposure than others, like Arbor Day. Think about an event or idea that you believe deserves a holiday.
Why do you think it is holiday worthy? What would you do to celebrate it? What day would it be on? Write a letter to the president arguing why this event or idea deserves to be recognized.