Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I’m excited, are you? In preparation, I created a round-up of Thanksgiving links from all corners of Surfnetkids.com. These resources include Thanksgiving coloring pages, jokes, crafts, history lessons and more! Check them out here: Thanksgiving Resources.
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Barbara J. Feldman
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Thanksgiving Poems Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it revolves around family, good food, and an attitude of gratitude. Here are some resources for sharing the Thanksgiving vibe in the classroom or around the dinner table with rhymes, songs and poems for all ages.
Apples 4 Teachers: Thanksgiving Poems and Rhymes for Kids
Apples 4 Teachers houses a collection of seventeen Thanksgiving poems, some of them modern, others from the nineteenth century. A few (such as “The First Thanksgiving” by Margaret J. Preston) come with short bios of the poet, and discussion questions for classroom or living room. “Margaret J. Preston (1820-1897) was one of the leading poets of the South. She wrote many poems and sketches. ‘The First Thanksgiving Day’ gives a good picture of the life in the old Pilgrim days.”
DLTK: Thanksgiving Songs
“Five little turkeys standing at the door, one waddled off, and then there were four.” For lower elementary grades and preschoolers, DLTK has songs, rhymes and printable Thanksgiving crafts. The Thanksgiving poem posters are printable in color or black-and-white (which then can be colored.) The songs are cute rhymes sung to well-known melodies, such as “I’m a Little Pumpkin” sung to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot.” The songs are also available in ad-free printable versions.
Poem Source: Thanksgiving Poems
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Thanksgiving Poems Printable
Thanksgiving Writing Prompts Printable
Thanksgiving Table Crafts Printable
Thanksgiving Crafts Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” ~~ Brian Tracey ~~ Click here to find more quotes about gratitude.
Surfing the Calendar
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Mickey Mouse’s Birthday Nov 18, 1928
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Nov 19, 1863
Cold War Ends Nov 19-21, 1990
First ISS Module Zarya Launched by Russians Nov 20, 1998
Great American Smokeout Nov 20, 2015
National Game & Puzzle Week Nov 22-28, 2015
John F. Kennedy Assassinated Nov 22, 1963
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Created Nov 22, 2002
Billy the Kid’s Birthday Nov 23, 1859
International Day Elimination of Violence Against Women Nov 25, 2015
National Flossing Day Nov 25, 2015
Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Published Nov 26, 1865
Sojourner Truth Died Nov 26, 1883
Thanksgiving Poems Nov 26, 2015
Thanksgiving Fun Nov 26, 2015