Thanksgiving Book and Game

Thanksgiving Book and Game

I love holidays! I get as excited as my students when I pull out holiday related materials. This Thanksgiving activity includes a turnaround upside down book as well as a comprehension game. 

Turn Around Upside Down Book

With the turn around upside down book, students read about the Pilgrims from the beginning of the book to the center. They will then close the book, turn it upside down, and read the story of Squanto from the “new” beginning to the center.

The stories are written on an early fourth grade reading level. They could easily be adapted for younger students with the teacher reading the stories orally. The photos in this book were taken at Plimoth Plantation while I was on vacation.

Free Thanksgiving Book and Game

Thanksgiving Game

After reading the book, students will play a game with comprehension questions related to the stories. Students move around the board game while answering inference questions including:

  • cause/effect
  • problem/solution
  • importance of setting


Free Printable Thanksgiving Game

I hope your students will have a blast with these activities!

 Download this free Thanksgiving Game and Book at
Teachers Pay Teachers.

Oreo Thanksgiving Turkey

Are you looking for a special treat for your students? Try making a turkey from Oreo cookies. Students made these fun turkeys with just a few ingredients. Two Oreo cookies glued together with icing form the body. A Hershey Kiss creates the beak. Eyes are Sweet-tarts.  Finally candy corn forms the feathers. Students used icing to add details. These are yummy!.

Oreo Turkey


Gay Miller


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  1. I’m glad you joined in on the hop, Gay! Clever idea to create a turn around upside down book. Thanks for sharing, Gay! 😉

  2. Excellent original resource I will really be able to use – have left feedback on TpT as well. Thank you so much for creating & sharing 🙂
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  3. I left you some feedback on TPT. The two books in one is super cool!
    The Meek Moose

  4. WHat a really creative idea for a product! Thanks for sharing it! Reading and Writing Redhead

    • Jill Hall on October 15, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I love your website and ideas!
    I recently moved back to the elementary school to teach 5th grade and all subject areas. This is a jump from teaching math at the middle school for over 10 years. I am super excited and I am having a blast, however having to review concepts and making sure I am covering all common core has added a workload I really did not think about. (I am in my “official” 24th year of teaching and still love it!)
    Your anchor charts and creative activities are inspiring; I cannot wait to put these lessons into action. Thank you for your time and effort, it definitely does not go unnoticed!


    1. Thank you, Jill

      Your kind words mean a lot!!

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