Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

From gratitude to twittering turkeys, these ideas are far from boring, and are sure to jump start your classroom writing assignments.

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Activity Village: Thanksgiving Stationery4 stars

Although this Activity Village page does not have any writing prompts, it does have a dozen free printable Thanksgiving stationery templates that will add a bit of whimsy to your Thanksgiving stories. Most of the templates come in three flavors: blank (no lines), lined, and handwriting lines (with a dashed line between each solid line.) Designs include cornucopia, pilgrims, pumpkins, and turkeys.

Build Creative Writing Ideas: Thanksgiving5 stars

"After hearing the phone ring, you pick it up to talk to the person on the other line. Only, it's not a person calling at all, it's the T-Giving turkey! What does the turkey have to say and how do you respond?" There are ten imaginative prompts in this article, and there are five more Thanksgiving lists on the site that are not easily found via the menu navigation. To find them, enter "Thanksgiving" into the site search box in the upper right-hand corner.

Journal Buddies: Elementary Writing About Thanksgiving3 stars

"Give your students something to be thankful for during Thanksgiving time, with this list of 78 new elementary writing and journal prompts, especially for the holiday. Your students will be inspired to think about the things in their lives they are grateful for, as well as pushed to develop ways to give back to others." Great list, but I was bothered by the fact that "Thanksgiving" was frequently spelled without proper capitalization.

Journaling Helps: 25 Thanksgiving Writing Prompts5 stars

These Thanksgiving writing prompts are organized into five categories: for primary students, for older students, story starters, movie ideas, and report ideas. "Research the way other country/countries celebrate Thanksgiving. How is [it] different than how your country does it? Things to look at are the history of the holiday, the food eaten, the traditions that are followed."

Unique Teaching Resources: November Creative Writing Prompts5 stars

"Pretend that you are a turkey who has a Twitter account and loves to tweet. Write 5 tweets to your followers about your feelings on Thanksgiving." LOL! In addition to the writing prompts, you'll find printable stationery, worksheets, and lesson plans for Thanksgiving and a few other November holidays, such as Veteran's Day and Geography Awareness Week (the third week of November.) Although the writing prompts are free, some of the downloads are for sale for a nominal price.

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

15 Writing Prompts for Thanksgiving

Journal Topics: Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

Video Writing Prompts: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving


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Feldman, Barbara. "Thanksgiving Writing Prompts." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 5 Nov. 2013. Web. 4 Sep. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/thanksgiving-writing-prompts/ >.


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