Barnyard TurkeysOn bulletin board paper draw a barn with a fenced in area(large oval around the paper) for the barnyard. Paint children's hands using brown, yellow, red, and orange. Have the children make prints all over the barnyard. Draw on feet and wattle or make thumbprint wattle. Put children's names under their print.
Thankful CornucopiaDisplay a large cornucopia on the bulletin board. Write each child's name on a folded piece of construction paper and ask them to list what they are most grateful for, inside, Pin them to the inside and trailing out of the cornucopia. Title on bulletin board, "We are thankful for...".
Create blessing boxes to show what you are thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.
Learn More About Thanksgiving
The Crossing of the Mayflower (map & quiz)
The First Thanksgiving-Scholastic
Half-sheets. Print and reproduce for students to put together. Each page contains a picture to color and sentence to copy. Example: M is for Mayflower.