Homeschool Thanksgiving Lessons and Ideas

Homeschool Thanksgiving Lessons and Ideas

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With the added activities that come with the upcoming holiday season, easy and ready to go homeschool Thanksgiving lessons and ideas come in handy!

Here are some suggestions for you to try!

Thanksgiving Online Unit Study – Limited Time Free Offer

In this unit study, you will …

  • Discover the history of the Thanksgiving holiday
  • Explore the science behind Thanksgiving parade floats
  • Learn about a presidential Thanksgiving tradition
  • Design a thanksgiving graphic using Inkscape

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency – It will become a new Thanksgiving classic in your homeschool!

Growing up, my boys listened to the story of The Hoboken Chicken Emergency as an audio book. We accidentally found it at the library and it quickly became a favorite. Whenever we had down time or I needed down time and wanted to give my guys something to keep them occupied, this was always a winner! They would knock themselves out laughing and would never get tired of listening to this crazy story!

Here are a couple of resources for you for this story –

If you can’t find the book at your library, a website for you to try is the Open Library Internet Archive. You do need to sign up for a free account, but you will have immediate access to tons of online books to check out. Make sure you search and check out books from the Open Library and they are not Daisy formatted books (books for the visual impaired – you need a special device to read those).

Here is the link to that wonderful resource – Open Library Internet Archive edition of The Hoboken Chicken Emergency  (This is a book to read, not an audio book.)

Some discussion questions and activity suggestions (organized by chapter) can be found at My Fresh Lesson Plans.


Thanksgiving Printables from Homeschool Journeys

The free 12-page Thanksgiving Printable Packet includes:

  • Thanksgiving Puzzle
  • Door Hanger, Pencil Topper and Bookmark
  • Thanksgiving Tic-Tac-Toe Game
  • Thanksgiving Wordsearch
  • Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle
  • Thanksgiving Matching Worksheet
  • Thanksgiving Multiple Choice Worksheet
  • Thanksgiving Vocabulary Study Sheet
  • Thanksgiving Mini Puzzles
  • Thanksgiving Visor
  • I’m Thankful For Worksheet
  • Thanksgiving Coloring Page

Here are Other Homeschool Thanksgiving Curriculum Ideas and Resources (Click on the titles to go to those pages.)

Thanksgiving Unit Study Printables and Activities

More Thanksgiving Unit Study Printables and Activities

Cranberry Thanksgiving Printables and Lapbook

In case you have read or find this wonderful children’s book in your library, you may enjoy the printables and the lapbook activities located at the link above from Homeschool Share.

I hope you find something that you and your children will enjoy and they can help you juggle this busy season!

Some Coupon Codes on Homeschool Holiday Products

I am offering a special coupon code for 30% off my You Can Make an ABC Book About … Thanksgiving from my shop. These assorted alphabetized notebooking pages are a great way to get your children writing as they write about a given list of topics for each letter of the alphabet. There are book and research and activity link suggestions to help you and your children get started right away without much planning on your part other than printing off the pages and selecting the links you want to use with your children. The coupon code is Thanksgiving30.

Make an ABC Book about Thanksgiving with these alphabetized notebooking pages, book title and website suggestions for a Thanksgiving unit study

For a limited time, I am offering a coupon code (katiegholiday) to receive $5 off of holiday items at Life of a Homeschool Mom – The Homeschool Mom Holiday Bundle:

Holiday Planner Bundle Picture

This 8- resource Homeschool Holiday Bundle includes:

  • Mom’s Book of Thanks: Gratitude Journal for Moms {$9.99 value}
  • My Book of Thanks: Gratitude Journal for Kids {includes both versions for younger and older children- $7.99 value each}
  • Complete Thanksgiving Planner for Busy Moms {$7.99 value}
  • Preparing My Heart for Christmas Challenge & Journal for Moms {$19.99 value}
  • A Busy Mom’s All-in-One Christmas Planner {$7.99 value}
  • My Christmas Wish: Devotional Prayer Journal for Children {$9.99 value}
  • God First Loved Us: Devotional Valentine’s Journal for Children {$9.99 value}

All Thanksgiving Items are also on sale! Check out this page to see what is available (some of them are in the above bundle).
And you can use the Coupon Code – katiegholiday!


If you are interested in Online Unit Studies similar to the Free Thanksgiving Online Unit Study above, I have a coupon code for $5 off a purchase of $20. Use Coupon Code KATIESHSCOTTAGE.

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I am thankful for you dropping by and visiting Katie’s Homeschool Cottage! I hope you find these resources helpful and that you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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