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68 FREE Thanksgiving Worksheets

About Our Thanksgiving Worksheets
Welcome to the section of site devoted to Thanksgiving worksheets. There are now 68 such worksheets available with more being added regularly. This worksheet is an excellent resource if you teach young students. There are a number of activities including crossword puzzles, puzzles, dominoes, and other similar worksheets for both young beginners and pre-intermediate students. The worksheets are colorful, clearly organized, and cute. There are no answer keys included but once you decide which pages you would like to use, it should only take a little while to create your own. If your students are older or more advanced, consider choosing one of the many other worksheets in this section. Doing activities that are too easy will bored your students when you want to engage them in the course material instead. While cultural lessons can be very interesting and beneficial, for adult classes you might want to ask students if they are interested in cultural topics so that you can tailor the course content to their interests. After browsing through the worksheets, take a minute to read the Thanksgiving articles for even more lesson ideas.
What is Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks to God. Currently, in Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October and in the United States, it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Thanksgiving in Canada falls on the same day as Columbus Day in the United States. Thanksgiving in North America had originated from a mix of European and Native traditions. Typically in Europe, festivals were held before and after the harvest cycles to give thanks to God for a good harvest, to rejoice together after much hard work with the rest of the community. At the time, Native Americans had also celebrated the end of a harvest season. When Europeans first arrived to the Americas, they brought with them their own harvest festival traditions from Europe, celebrating their safe voyage, peace and good harvest.
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Thanksgiving Minibook

Thanksgiving Minibook

isabel
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A thanksgiving mini book for fun and learning about this festival. After doing the activities students can cut and paste it and they will have a beautiful mini book. They enjoy this activity a lot ...
Views 1,504 Elementary
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Inna Neznakomova
•Thanksgiving Worksheets,
This is a reading activity about the History of the holiday and the modern traditions. The activity is created for B1 students. The matching task is realy easy. This text perfectly corresponds wit ...
Views 4,570 Pre-Intermediate
Thanksgiving Day, Reading

Thanksgiving Day, Reading

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This worksheet includes a reading comprehension for Thanksgiving Day. It is appropriate for elementary level. Hope it helps!
Views 4,110 Elementary
Word Scramble - Thanksgiving

Word Scramble - Thanksgiving

•Thanksgiving Worksheets,
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. It is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Students must r ...
Views 4,962 Elementary
Word Search - Thanksgiving

Word Search - Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving - Word Search. This word search can be used as a fun activity with your class when teaching them about Thanksgiving. There are nineteen words all associated with Thanksgiving to find ...
Views 3,523 Elementary
Acrostic Poem - Thanksgiving

Acrostic Poem - Thanksgiving

•Thanksgiving Worksheets,
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. It is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Students are as ...
Views 2,467 Elementary
Reading Comprehension - Wild Turkeys (Non-fiction)

Reading Comprehension - Wild Turkeys (Non-fiction)

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This Thanksgiving worksheet includes facts about wild turkeys. It can be added as an extra resource when learning about Thanksgiving. Students are asked to read the article and then answer the stu ...
Views 6,290 Elementary
Creative Writing - Thanksgiving Story (3)

Creative Writing - Thanksgiving Story (3)

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. This picture shows a turkey wearing a chef's hat, holding a pie. Write a funny Thanksgiving story to ex ...
Views 3,618 Elementary
Creative Writing - Thanksgiving Story (2)

Creative Writing - Thanksgiving Story (2)

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. It is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. This picture sh ...
Views 2,132 Elementary
Creative Writing - Thanksgiving Story (1)

Creative Writing - Thanksgiving Story (1)

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. It is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. This picture sh ...
Views 2,653 Elementary
Spelling - Thanksgiving

Spelling - Thanksgiving

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Spelling is important because it aids in both reading and writing. This spelling worksheet includes 12 spelling words that are all associated with Thanksgiving. Students learn the spelling and fir ...
Views 2,124 Elementary
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

isa80
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This is a colourful worksheet for helping young learners say what they are thankful for in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a great celebration. Students have to tick what they are than ...
Views 2,354 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Thanksgiving Verbs

Thanksgiving Verbs

corinne hoffert
•, Thanksgiving Worksheets
It is always necessary to review the tenses in English , so why not use this time to recap about the tenses and give some cultural background on Thanksgiving. The key is provided as usual. I have ...
Views 5,226 Intermediate
Thanksgiving - What Are You Thankful For?

Thanksgiving - What Are You Thankful For?

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday and is a time for giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Students are asked to make a list of some things that they are tha ...
Views 3,143 Elementary
Thankful Tree Leaves

Thankful Tree Leaves

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Two leaves with lines to write on for a "Thankful Tree." Students write things that they are thankful for, colour and cut out the leaves, then put them together on a cut out of a tree or hang the ...
Views 3,832 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Movie Worksheet: Ellen's Know or Go: Thanksgiving Style

Movie Worksheet: Ellen's Know or Go: Thanksgiving Style

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Funny video from Ellen's show about Thanksgiving. Can be used as warm up exercise at the beginning of the lesson, or a nice ending of the lesson. Contains short introduction about Thanksgiving and ...
Views 6,270 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Thanksgiving and Christmas ( Friends)

Movie Worksheet: Thanksgiving and Christmas ( Friends)

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Movie worksheet for the TV series Friends Season 4, episode 8 'The One with Chandler' which is about another one of their Thanksgiving gatherings. Not only is the American holiday of Thanksgiving ...
Views 10,802 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Help the Turkey Eat the Corn

Help the Turkey Eat the Corn

•Thanksgiving Worksheets,
This is an activity to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Mazes are entertaining activities for any kind of student and can be used at the end of your session. You can use it like a warmer or a cooler an ...
Views 6,466 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Secret Thanksgiving Code

Secret Thanksgiving Code

•, Thanksgiving Worksheets
This is a fun word puzzle for Thanksgiving. Students will have to find out a keyword by decoding scrambled letters. Each code letter represents the letter that comes right before it in the alphabe ...
Views 5,392 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

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This is the great way to practice sound [θ] by reading a funny poem about a turkey, as well as reading about Thanksgiving. Students will have to fill in the gaps using the given words. You c ...
Views 4,906 Intermediate
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

•, Thanksgiving Worksheets
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the story of the first Thanksgiving. Students fill in gaps using pictures and sentences. They learn about the Pilgrims and the Mayflower. Use the works ...
Views 17,073 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Movie Worksheet: Thanksgiving Powerpoint Presentation

Movie Worksheet: Thanksgiving Powerpoint Presentation

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An amusing thanksgiving presentation with comprehension questions based on two History channel videos. The presentation allows you to introduce the topic focusing on the real origin of the celebra ...
Views 11,927 Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Thanksgiving

Movie Worksheet: Thanksgiving

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This is just a link to a YouTube video by the Mental Floss channel that deals with 25 little known facts about this popular American holiday. Before watching the video you might want to brain ...
Views 6,789 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Reading Comprehension - Festivals

Reading Comprehension - Festivals

•Thanksgiving Worksheets,
This elementary/primary worksheet includes some interesting information about festivals. Festivals and feasts are special times where people come together and celebrate. Students read through the ...
Views 25,819 Elementary
Movie Worksheet:Thanksgiving (Friends)

Movie Worksheet:Thanksgiving (Friends)

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Lesson based on episode of Friends 'The One with the Rumour' (S09E08). Before watching, a teacher asks students what they know about Thanksgiving and Friends. Then, while watching, teacher stops t ...
Views 4,813 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced

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