Writing Activities for Thanksgiving
- See how many words you can make from the letters in "Happy Thanksgiving!" For an extra challenge, see how many sentences you can create using only words made from those letters.
- Brainstorm a list of things you are thankful for this season.
- Write a thank-you note to someone and tell him/her how much you appreciate him/her and why.
- Write a narrative essay telling how you celebrated last Thanksgiving. (If your family doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, write about a harvest festival or another celebrating in which you have participated.)
- Describe the perfect Thanksgiving meal.
- Draft an escape route for a turkey who wants to avoid being Thanksgiving dinner.
- Make a list of differences (or similiarities) between the first Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving today.
- Write a process paragraph telling how you would bake a pumpkin pie.
- Would a turkey make a good pet? Why or why not? Write a paragraph arguing your position.
- Choose a Thanksgiving-related word and use it to write an acrostic. Suggested words include Pilgrim, turkey, family, celebrate, feast, blessing, bounty, etc.
- What is your favorite holiday? Why?
- Imagine a world where no one ever said "Thank you." What would it be like?
- Write an extended definition of "gratitude."
- Write a story using one of these titles:
- The Day the Turkey Came to Dinner
- Too Much Food!
- What's That in Your Pumpkin Pie?!?
- The Best Thanksgiving Ever
- No Turkey for Thanksgiving
- A Thanksgiving Dream
- Write a story using one of these story starters:
- I knew something was wrong as soon as I woke up. I just didn't feel right. Then, I looked in the mirror. WHAT? Feathers?!? It was true. I had turned into a turkey two days before Thanksgiving ...
Chuck yawned as the teacher read the story of the first Thanksgiving. He yawned again. Suddenly, he found himself surrounded by people dressed just like those in the book. ...
- "Wake up, sleepyhead!" I heard my mother say. "Today, you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner."
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