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Teacher Workbooks

Thanksgiving Theme, Vol. 1

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Table of Contents
Mazes 1-2
Thanksgiving Math Word Problems 3-4
Myths and Facts of Thanksgiving 5-6
Word Search 7-8
Acrostic Poems 9-10
Haiku 11
Border Paper 12-14
Thanksgiving Spelling 15-16
Writing Prompts 17-19
Handwriting 20-25
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Find a path for the


Mayflower to the New World.

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Lead the pilgrams to


the Thanksgiving festival.

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Thanksgiving Word Problems – Addition and Subtraction


Provide a solution to the following problems. Put your answer on the line and show your
work in the space provided.

1. Sara’s family is coming for Thanksgiving dinner. 2. Tammy baked 4 pies, John baked 3, and Chris
Twelve people will be eating and she has 7 chairs bought one. How many pies do they all have
at the table. How may more chairs does she need together.
to have one for each person?

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3. During the Thanksgiving Day parade, there were 4. The local grocery store had 50 turkeys at the
fourteen floats of cartoon characters, 32 floats with start of the day. By closing time, there were thirteen
celebrities, and 43 with fairy tale themes. How left. How many did they sell?
many floats were in the parade?

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5. The home football team had only ten points at 6. The Tanners and the Farmers decided to have
halftime. At the end of the game they had 41. How Thanksgiving together. The Tanners had eight
many points did they score in the second half? family members and the Farmers had five family
members. How many people would be at
Thanksgiving?

Answer: __________ Answer: __________

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Thanksgiving Word Problems – Multiplication and Division


Provide a solution to the following problems. Put your answer on the line and show your
work in the space provided.

1. Molly made 10 pounds of mashed potatoes for 2. Jenn bought 4 packages of rolls. There were 12
dinner. 20 people were eating. How much mashed rolls in each package. How many rolls did she buy?
potatoes would each person get?

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3. There are 3 pies and 18 people at dinner. How 4. If the organizers of the Thanksgiving parade put
many pieces do the pies need to be cut into to give 8 floats after each of 12 balloons in the parade,
everyone the same size piece of pie. How many floats are in the parade?

Answer: __________ Answer: __________


5. In front of every house on one street is 5 cars. If 6. Tony counted the cranberries as he put them in
there are 9 houses on the street how many cars the serving bowl. There were 72. If all of the
are on the street? cranberries were gone at the end of dinner and
there were 12 people eating, how many cranberries
would everyone eat on average?

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Thanksgiving Facts and Myths


Review the website listed below and identify whether the
following statements are facts or myths about Thanksgiving. For
those that are myths, write a correct statement about topic
related to Thanksgiving.

The History of Thanksgiving – Mayflower Myths


(http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=Minisite_Generic&content_typ
e_id=874&display_order=2&mini_id=1083)

The first official Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621. Fact Myth

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The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving every year following 1621. Fact Myth

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Thanksgiving was originally associated with a harvest festival. Fact Myth

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In the United States, the fourth Thursday in November has always been Thanksgiving.

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Food Facts and Myths


Review the website listed below and identify whether the following statements
are facts or myths about the menu of the harvest festival in 1621. For those that are
myths, write a correct statement about topic related to Thanksgiving.

Partakers of Our Plenty (http://www.plimoth.org/discover/thanksgiving/plenty.php)

The harvest festival in 1621 included turkey and stuffing. Fact Myth

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Te Wampanoags likely provided corn and other food for the feast. Fact Myth

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Mashed and sweet potatoes would have been served. Fact Myth

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Pumpkin pie would have completed the 1621harvest festival. Fact Myth

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O T I I S U V R L G Z A I B H P V R K C
Q H I V Q W B A A T H P I V E L R E X P
L A Z P X E N G L A N D F O X Y O Q P U
E N J H O L A M E R I C A X X M H N I R
T K I N U C U K L Q P C U M O O T C L I
M S F E S T I V A L Y R J M H U S N G T
N G W O C I M A Y F L O W E R T H E R A
M I Z P Z T Y N O A I Z L Y O H A W I N
O V S B D F A L L M E V P K V Y R W M S
X I D M U S P C E P R O E I P R E O S X
Q N T A W C Y K Q R M Y U D Q K O R M J
M G H P W G H L I L A A A Q J P I L G G
N S A I C I H N Z Z Z G U D Q E R D C N
O E N D H A R V E S T E R J K Z V D S L
V T K V M A S S A C H U S E T T S S B E
E T F N A T I V E A M E R I C A N S S I
M L U J L P S N X Z A X Z A R C Q V T T
B E L J X K T I K O B V K U W P D G A S
E R Y O Q C O L O N Y Y P N X P F Z G B
R S T Z K R K E Z U S A U T U M N A Q D
Word List
America fall Massachusetts pilgrims share
autumn festival Native Americans Plymouth thankful
colony harvest November Puritans Thanksgiving
England Mayflower New World settlers voyage

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G I X F M Y C O R N A Z U E D N G D T Z
W Q I E N B Y D I N N E R V J Q D E A T
N J C R A N B E R R I E S N B Q V Y W H
X W H R B O U N T Y B K G E H N Y G J P
O O C F T Q N X Z D A N O N O O E K N A
S K W O Z U C X J G F X B E L H T A W W
Q J T O Q N R U Y D B I B S F S F G F K
Q C K D S A U K Z A F R L E R Z Y I S V
U I E N Z S H D E T M Q E V M Z J B B P
E T S H D K I X K Y N S P O A F O L M U
S X J G C O R N U C O P I A I G O E G M
U Q G G C J A S E Z B F P E Z V Y T R P
L S U Z I T X T H M H N I A E T L K A K
A S T A Y U Y F F W H F E P L F Q R V I
J M P U S V L E Y P C O O K I R X V Y N
Z K V S F H V A G T N D R U M S T I C K
F N L L J F T S R Z F W Q W F C M B O L
Q X D N S C I T Y O V T U O H A B T L L
M C K S Y A O N E D B F R M W O Q J H S
H V N B P B J P G D D A O Q D Z I B A X

Word List
bounty cranberries feast gravy stuffing
cook dinner food maize squash
corn drumstick giblet pie turkey
cornucopia eat gobble pumpkin yams

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Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United
States. Many families celebrate this by having a turkey dinner with potatoes,
vegetables, rolls, and salads. This is often completed with a dessert of pumpkin or
apple pie.
Write an acrostic poem using the word Thanksgiving.

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Thankful
The origin of Thanksgiving is in the harvest festivals that celebrated the end of
the growing season in Europe. This was a time for people to reflect on what they had
and were thankful to have.
Write an acrostic poem using the word thankful.

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Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the good things in your life and share this
with family and friends.
Write a haiku about Thanksgiving. Haikus have three lines with the first and
third lines having five syllables and the second line having seven syllables.
Remember to give your haiku a title.

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Directions: Circle all the words that are spelled correctly.

1. Tvisagnhknig Thanksgiving Tksihgaignvn Thggvsknanii

2 yutrke rekuty turkey tryuek

3 pilgrim rpigilm ilirpgm lgirmip

4 Myworlafe Mfeaywrol Mayflower Mfywaelor

5 astoepot saoetotp oaotetsp potatoes

6 folbolat bolatolf ltobolfa football

7 maize zaiem izame iaemz

8 opaoncciru cornucopia rocnuoiapc rcciouopan

9 Neemovrb Nbevoerm November Nevrbemo

10 akutlnhf thankful tuhfanlk ftlakhnu

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Directions: Fill in the missing letter to complete the word.

1 Engla_d

2 Pl_mouth

3 Ameri_a

4 Ma_sachusetts

5 Mayfl_wer

6 co_ony

7 di_ner

8 harve_t

9 stu_fing

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Thanksgiving Feast
The Thanksgiving meal is one of the favorite events for most people during
this holiday. Describe what you like best about the Thanksgiving feast.

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Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims


The origin of Thanksgiving in America was when the pilgrims invited the local
Native Americans to participate in the harvest festival. Write an essay about what it
would have been like to be at the festival.

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Thanksgiving and Football


One of the traditions of Thanksgiving is watching football on television.
Describe the traditions you have during Thanksgiving.

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cornucopia
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turkey

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pilgrims
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Mayflower
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Answers

Page 3
1. 5 chairs
2. 8 pies Page 7
3. 89 floats
4. 37 turkeys
5. 31 points
6. 13 poeple

Page 4
1. ½ ib. or 8 oz.
2. 48 rolls
3. 6 pieces
4. 96 floats
5. 45 cars
6. 6 cranberries
per person on
average

Page 5
1. Myth
2. Myth
3. Fact
4. Myth

Page 6
1. Myth
2. Fact
3. Myth
4. Myth
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