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Welcome to the section of site devoted to Thanksgiving worksheets. There are now 66 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.

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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 Meal – Worksheet

Thanksgiving Meal – Worksheet

Mila
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  Use this activity to practice Thanksgiving related vocabulary. Students complete the sentences by filling in the blanks. Words include Thanksgiving dinner, turkey, stuffing, mashed potat ...
1 Views 5,443 BegElemPre-IntInt
Thanksgiving – What is it?

Thanksgiving – What is it?

Jeff Genet
  This lesson teaches vocabulary and expressions about American Thanksgiving. The language has been graded as 70% A1, 16% A2, making it ideal for every level and comprehension. It helps pr ...
1 Views 6,680 All
Thanksgiving Meal Flashcards

Thanksgiving Meal Flashcards

Mila
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Use these Thanksgiving Meal Flashcards to teach, revise or practice the vocabulary on Thanksgiving. It includes bright photos of Thanksgiving dinner, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes ...
1 Views 5,414 BegElemPre-IntInt
Thanksgiving Plans

Thanksgiving Plans

Jeff Genet
  A super fun lesson plan with a link to an animated video to introduce vocabulary and expressions to talk about Thanksgiving. Perfect for vocabulary building and contextualizing language, ...
1 Views 4,943 All
The History of Thanksgiving Lesson

The History of Thanksgiving Lesson

chocolate addict
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This is designed for a two-hour class. I first use the quiz to see what the students know about Thanksgiving. Then they read the text and work on the questions. At the end, we work on the two sho ...
1 Views 28,248 Pre-IntIntAdv
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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

IRENE PÉREZ
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This sheet is about Thanksgiving day with its history and vocabulary about this important date. It includes Spanish-English vocabulary. This holiday has been celebrated since 1621. At that time ...
1 Views 13,199 Elem

"Friends" Season 3 Episode 9 Thanksgiving TV Episode Worksheet (The One With The Football)

Ariel
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This is a worksheet based a full episode of the TV show, "Friends" (Season 3, Episode 9: The One With The Football). It includes matching activities to pre-teach relevant vocabulary and listening ...
1 Views 28,273 IntAdv
20 Thanksgiving Flashcards

20 Thanksgiving Flashcards

ElenaK
•, Thanksgiving Worksheets
Colorful flashcards with pictures for kids & ESL students. Learn Thanksgiving vocabulary using cards. The PDF set contains all popular Thanksgiving items: turkey, harvest, Mayflower, Pilgrim, ...
1 Views 15,282 BegElem
Thanksgiving Flashcards

Thanksgiving Flashcards

Jeff Genet
A beautifully illustrated set of flashcards for Thanksgiving. Powerful tools for creative writing, storytelling, brainstorming, conversation starters, vocabulary building and pretty much anything! ...
1 Views 20,787 All
Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

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Most holidays come with new vocabulary.This is a one page worksheet for teaching or revising Thanksgiving day. Students fill in the gaps and learn how Thanksgiving is celebrated today in the USA. ...
15 Views 58,641 ElemPre-IntInt
The Origins of Thanksgiving

The Origins of Thanksgiving

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It's so great to teach our students a little bit about another culture. This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the story of the first Thanksgiving. Students fill in gaps using pictures and s ...
21 Views 59,697 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Thanksgiving Worksheet - How Many Syllables?

Thanksgiving Worksheet - How Many Syllables?

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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. All of these words are associated with Thanksgiving. How many syll ...
7 Views 22,106 Elem
Thanksgiving Worksheet - Research Activity

Thanksgiving Worksheet - Research Activity

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday and is the time for giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest of the preceding year. Students complete the report form and answer the questions about Tha ...
7 Views 20,533 Elem
Thanksgiving Letter

Thanksgiving Letter

CorinneHoffert
•, Thanksgiving Worksheets
A thanksgiving task , two tasks in fact , to adapt to the level of your students . A letter to complete or a complete letter to write .One of the characters on a Thanksgiving painting writes a let ...
8 Views 16,917 Adv
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 ...
6 Views 25,143 Elem
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 ...
2 Views 16,235 Pre-Int
Thanksgiving Day, Reading

Thanksgiving Day, Reading

•Thanksgiving Worksheets,
This worksheet includes a reading comprehension for Thanksgiving Day. It is appropriate for elementary level. Hope it helps!
9 Views 37,607 Elem
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 ...
4 Views 36,716 Elem
Word Search - Thanksgiving

Word Search - Thanksgiving

•Thanksgiving Worksheets,
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 ...
5 Views 25,544 Elem
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 ...
3 Views 19,292 Elem
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 ...
7 Views 24,752 Elem
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 ...
4 Views 13,742 Elem
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 ...
2 Views 9,866 Elem
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 ...
2 Views 13,445 Elem
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 ...
2 Views 12,410 Elem

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