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Fun Thanksgiving Writing Activities for Kindergarten

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There are so many fun Thanksgiving writing activities for kindergarten students to engage in this November! I’m excited to share some of my favorite ways to get your kindergartners ready to write this fall including Thanksgiving writing prompts and other fun ideas. You can add Thanksgiving writing for kindergarten to your lesson plans in all sorts of ways!

Keep reading to discover ideas for your classroom writing center including themed writing tools for the holiday and encouraging printables that will make learning to write a lot of fun for your little learners.

Plus, get some extra fun ideas for Thanksgiving themed lessons you can do at home and in the classroom this November. 

Thanksgiving writing for kindergarten

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Ideas for Your First Thanksgiving Writing Center

Adding a writing center to your kindergarten classroom is a great way to encourage students to practice handwriting, learn sight words, and build fine motor skills in the classroom this year.

Check out some of my favorite things that really help my kids get the most out of their time in the writing center during the month of November down below.

Fun Writing Tools

Adding some fun writing tools to your writing center will encourage even the most reluctant writers to give it a try. Here are some of my favorite kindergarten writing tools for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Theme Pencils

Pumpkin Pie & Turkey Erasers

Thanksgiving Writing Paper

Encouraging Printables

Printable Thanksgiving writing activities are another way you can encourage your kindergarten students to practice their handwriting skills.

You can send your students to practice writing skills in small groups, literacy centers, or in your classroom writing centers. Setting up Thanksgiving writing centers is easy with my fun writing activities for kindergarteners!

Printable Thanksgiving Writing Activities for Kindergarten

These printable Thanksgiving writing ideas for kindergarteners aren’t just for the classroom, they’re great for having fun before Thanksgiving dinner too.

Print these fun Thanksgiving activities for kids and use them to keep little hands busy while you prepare the feast or enjoy them together over Thanksgiving break. It’s the perfect way to build fine motor skills and practice handwriting at this time of year!

How To Cook a Turkey Craftivity

Want to make a really cute class book for Thanksgiving? Get each of your students to complete this How To Cook A Turkey Craftivity. Then, make copies and combine them for an adorable book all about Thanksgiving from your kindergarten students.

thanksgiving writing for kindergarten

Send the originals home as keepsakes for parents and grandparents to enjoy.

November Writing Prompts

Adding fall themed writing prompts to your lesson plans this November is a no-brainer. You can use my printable November Writing Prompts to encourage your students to dive in and get creative with their writing this fall.

Kids can write about Thanksgiving traditions, and their favorite Thanksgiving foods, and even share what they’re thankful for this year.

thanksgiving writing prompts

These November writing prompts make it easy to include daily writing prompts in your lesson plans. Plus, they’re the perfect fun writing activity for morning work.

Be sure to also check out how I use these Kindergarten writing prompts in my classroom all year long.

Pilgrim & Native American Crafts

Dive into the history of Thanksgiving with my Pilgrim and Native American Crafts. They’re perfect for a Thanksgiving unit study all about the first Thanksgiving.

thanksgiving writing prompts

Plus, your students will enjoy completing these adorable cut and paste crafts featuring Pilgrims and Native Americans and writing about the very first Thanksgiving day on the printable lined paper that’s included.

Thanksgiving Turkey Hats

These Thanksgiving Turkey Hats are my absolute favorite activity to do with kindergartners. They make the most adorable party decorations for our classroom Thanksgiving feast! 

thanksgiving writing activities

Encourage your kindergarten students to think about what they’re thankful for and write it down with this Thanksgiving writing activity.

These thankful turkeys will be the cutest things at your Thanksgiving dinner table this year! Plus, they double as an easy writing lesson for elementary kids.

Turkey Animal Report Organizer

Getting kids started writing reports can seem like a daunting task, but my printable Animal Report Pages make it easy. These printables give kids an opportunity to write about and draw Thanksgiving turkeys as they learn about these amazing birds. Did you know the turkey was almost our national bird?

Thankful Tree Printable

Keep encouraging your kindergarten students to focus on gratitude while practicing those writing skills this November with my Thankful Tree Printable activity.

It’s an easy way to help your students think about what they’re thankful for at Thanksgiving time and throughout the year too.

This thankful tree craft is a great way to tell all about what you're thankful for this Thanksgiving

More Thanksgiving Fun for Your Kindergarten Classroom

There are all kinds of ways to have fun writing and learning at home and in your kindergarten classroom this Thanksgiving! Check out more of my favorite engaging ways to add writing to the lesson plan for young students this November below. 

Thanksgiving Books to Read Aloud

Reading aloud to kids is the best way to turn them into lifelong readers and it’s also a good way to encourage creative writing skills. Check out some of my favorite Thanksgiving books for kindergarten students to read and write about this November.

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

How To Catch a Turkey

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey

I Am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for Kids

thanksgiving craft for kindergarten

This Pete the Cat Thanksgiving craft would go perfect with the book!

Gratitude Writing Journal for November

Consider starting a gratitude journal with your kindergarten students this November or a gratitude word wall.

Beginning to build a writing journal with your kids is a great way to encourage them to practice writing daily. You can include a variety of prompts to encourage their best writing this November.

To build a gratitude word wall for Thanksgiving, have your kindergarten students help add words and word families that show all the things they’re thankful for throughout the entire month. Building word walls is one of my favorite kindergarten activities!

Autumn Acrostic Poem

Acrostic poems are another fun activity for young writers. Create a special autumn acrostic poem template for your students to write on their own or work together as a class to create a Happy Thanksgiving acrostic poem using the words from your Thanksgiving word wall.

Thanksgiving Sentence Anchor Chart

Another great Thanksgiving writing activity for kindergarten students is a sentence anchor chart. You can have the class create this sentence anchor chart together during circle time. Then, display it in your writing center or literacy station throughout the month of November. Students will have time to learn the new vocabulary, use it in different activities, and get help from the sentence frame all month long.

Which Thanksgiving surprise activities do you have planned for your kindergarten students this November? Do you already have a writing project for Thanksgiving planned? Share your great ideas in the comments. I can’t wait to read them and try a few with my own kindergarteners this year too!

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