I LOVE Thanksgiving! My kids used to say that they didn’t know which was their favorite holiday – Thanksgiving or Christmas. Thanksgiving’s emphasis on gratitude, family, and special meal memories is priceless.
There are lots of amazing activities online that can make the holiday even more fun in the days leading up to it. Here are some Montessori-inspired Thanksgiving activities that can work well at home or school:
Montessori for Everyone has free Thanksgiving Matching Cards.
Motherwell Montessori has free Montessori Thanksgiving Noun Sorting Work.
I’ve published Montessori-Inspired Gratitude Activities, How to Help Your Child Feel Comfortable Greeting Relatives, Table Setting, How to Teach Your Child Table Manners for Holiday Gatherings, Homeschool Thanksgiving, and Activity of the Week – Montessori Thanksgiving Noun Sorting Work. UPDATE: My Montessori-Inspired Corn Unit also has lots of activities that work well before Thanksgiving. I also have a new post called Kids in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving.
Simply Montessori has Free Downloads and Activities for Thanksgiving.
H is for Homeschooling has a Thanksgiving sensory bin.
We Can Do All Things has a Thanksgiving sensory box with tong and ladle activities added.
To the Lesson! has November activities including clothespin turkey feathers and table setting.
Montessori Mom has Thanksgiving Activities for Kids.
The Adventures of Bear has a number of Thanksgiving posts and activities, including writing with a quill like the Pilgrims might have written letters.
North American Montessori Center has Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Montessori Classroom, Montessori Practical Life Activity: Napkin Folding, Thanksgiving in Canada Touches Many Areas of the Montessori Classroom, Montessori Musings: Lasting Impressions on the Meaning of Thanksgiving, and Exploring the U.S. History of Thanksgiving in the Montessori Classroom.
Jocelyn Scotty at Examiner.com has Montessori Thanksgiving Activities for Young Children.
Pirate Ships and Sealing Wax has Children and Holiday Meal Preparation.
My Montessori Journey has Thanksgiving Story Bracelets, Thanksgiving Festivities at School, Thanksgiving Songs, Our November Song List, Thanksgiving Lapbooks–Part 1, Thanksgiving Lapbooks–Part 2, Our November Poetry Basket, and November Poem.
Kids’ Thanksgiving Activities Pinterest Board
I have a Kids’ Thanksgiving Activities Pinterest board that I’m filling with Thanksgiving activities of all types and for many levels. I’ll be adding to it throughout November.
Does your child have a favorite Thanksgiving activity?
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