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I have people talking to me about Christmas presents and how their homes were decorated for Christmastime November 1st.
What?! I am still shocked that’s it’s November!
I haven’t yet planned anything for our Thanksgiving gathering and even less a Thanksgiving lesson plan. So, this is what I am going to do: slap this post together and then go send out a bunch of texts to the Iron Heart Mamas to plan The Compound’s Thanksgiving festivities…
So, here it is, friend. A little link-heavy, but well worth it.
A Homeschool Lesson Plan
All in one resource
We love Scholastic. They have totally opened our world up to living history and that’s been huge. The First Thanksgiving is a fantastically interactive site largely based on Plimoth Plantation. There is an entire lesson plan right here with the videos, timeline, reproducibles, and games…
In general, we have read Berenstain Bears, Little Critter and other fun books about fall and Thanksgiving with our little ones. We really love how Liz Curtis Higgs weaves the Gospel into this sweet fall-themed story.
We just finished this book and it had a wonderfully-descriptive fiction account of what happened at Plimoth and the first Thanksgiving. I often have the older kids read these aloud to all of this and that keeps them busy for hours.
Now, you know I have to list A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving… It’s an Amazon video. It’s not free, but it’s a timeless classic that nearly everyone loves and is totally worthy of a slacker’s Thanksgiving homeschool lesson plan.
I totally believe in supporting these bloggers and designers that put out these helpful printables and beautiful artwork, so I am a subscriber to many and try to follow along. But soooometimes, I need a quick fix that doesn’t involve subscribing, going to my inbox and trying to download papers before school. I am thankful that I can just go to these links and print copies off for an impromptu lesson.
In the all in one Scholastic resource (listed above, as well) is what I would use for the historical printables.
So, there it is: My slacker Thanksgiving homeschool lesson plan.
From our nation’s incredible history to festivities with friends and family, we have much to be thankful for. But, nothing is as thanks-worthy as the Lord’s goodness to us. If you need a moment to refocus during the busyness of the season like I do, you should read this article.
Happy Thanksgiving, friend.