It’s November and before I know it— Thanksgiving will be here! I like to incorporate some Thanksgiving printables and activities in our homeschool plans in November. Going through my archives, I found a couple of Thanksgiving resources that we’ve used/created over the years. Here are my favorites:
We already have our Thanksgiving Banner done. You can easily use this template to make a Christmas banner too.
I love the combination of custom flags with scrapbook paper flags. It makes me smile when I look at my fireplace! We printed off several of the blank templates to customize them and then used one as a template for scrapbook paper.
When I made our banner, I used a straw to help make a pocket for the string to go through. There are other ways you can do it, but this made it easy for the kids to do. After the edge dried, I cut the over-hanging straw and paper flush with the flag (see last phot0.)
Download the Printable Banner Template Here
Other Thanksgiving Resources and Printables
My 9yr. old daughter and I read (afflink) The Imagination Station Problems in Plymouth (afflink) together. My daughter has enjoyed all the books in this series (I wrote reviews for Book 1 and 2, and Books 3 and 4. In book 6, we were transported back to Plymouth and met Miles Standish, William Bradford, Squanto and others. It was a nice book that led to several discussions about Thanksgiving.
I printed off some more Thanksgiving mini-cards for my little girls to color. You can use these as-is or make them decorative mini-flags by folding the card over a craft stick and glueing closed.
I also printed off several of these Thanksgiving Thankful Mats. I’m going to have my kids write what they are thankful for, color the color-by-number turkey, and then cover with contact paper for an easy holiday placemat.
Psst–Get Ready for Christmas with Truth in the Tinsel:
How We’ve Used Truth in the Tinsel
I'm with you on suddenly realizing it's Thanksgiving. I knew it was there and then….
Ummm, I totally using those thanksgiving cards as place holders…you just saved me SO MUCH TIME! Thanks friend!