Thanksgiving Fun For Your Homeschool – Books, Games, Movies & More!

There is NOTHING our family loves more than to celebrate holidays. Some of our favorite ways to celebrate are with books, games, and movies. So today I am sharing all of our favorite Thanksgiving themed books, games, and movies plus a freebie for you. Hope they help you gather together and have a great time.

Add some fun to you Thanksgiving with these books, games, and movies perfect for the entire family to enjoy.

Holidays are the perfect time to take a small break and add some fun in your homeschool. Reading books, playing games, and watching movies are all excellent ways to approach homeschooling.

Thanksgiving Pictue Books

For us picture books are the perfect way to keep everyone in our homeschool happy. Emily is an auditory learner and Kevin and I are visual leaners. So using beautiful picture books means we are all equally engaged. Here is a list of our favorite Thanksgiving picture books to use in our homeschool.

 The Night Before Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble Thanksgiving in the Woods Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books) 10 Fat Turkeys[10 FAT TURKEYS-BOARD][Board Books] How to Catch a Turkey Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade The Great Thanksgiving Escape

 There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! In November Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving A Turkey for Thanksgiving Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Peanuts) Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving The Thanksgiving Story We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season Thankful Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story Cranberry Thanksgiving (Cranberryport) The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall (1986-10-01) This Is the Feast Thanksgiving Is Here!

Thanksgiving Chapter Books

Maybe your kids are older and they want to read some festive books independently or maybe you’re looking for your next great Halloween read aloud. Either way these Thanksgiving themed chapter books are bound to be great additions to your homeschool.

 Nate the Great Talks Turkey Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27) Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday What Was the First Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Games

Playing games is an essential part of our homeschool so I may have gone a bit overboard on this list but we play games everyday. If your kids enjoy playing games as much mine I’d love to show you how you can incorporate more games into your homeschool days.

There seems to be a shortage of Thanksgiving themed games, so I made some! The Thanksgiving Games included are: Turkey Show Down, Memory/Match, Find It Fast/Spot It, and Bingo. There are also activities such as: Which One is Different, Which One Comes Next, Mazes, Sudoku, What Time is Thanksgiving Dinner, and Coloring Sheets included with the games in the Thanksgiving Pack.

Thanksgiving Fun Pack Games

Thanksgiving Movies

One of our favorite things to do as a family is have a family movie night. We quickly incorporated that into our homeschool, and boy are we glad we did. So many amazing lessons have unfolded from us simply watching a documentary or comparing and contrasting a book and a movie that we’ve read and watched.

 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Free Birds Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow Garfield’s Thanksgiving

If you love to celebrate the holidays then be sure to check out my Holiday Fun Around the World curriculum for exciting lessons from 30 different holidays, festivals, and celebrations all over the world. You’ll get to explore different cultures and celebrations all over the world throughout the calendar year! 

What are your favorite Thanksgiving books, games, and movies to use in your homeschool? I can’t wait to read all of your wonderful suggestions!


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