Thanksgiving Theme Preschool Lesson Plans

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The preschool years are so fun for me. I love being able to create preschool lesson plans for my youngest kids. We have so much fun reading and crafting. Books definitely serve as the centerpiece to all of my lesson plans. This year I put together some Thanksgiving theme preschool lesson plans. My goal is to do these plans for the three days before Thanksgiving. Let’s take a look at everything I have planned!

Thanksgiving Activities and Lesson Plans for Preschool and Kindergarten

The Mayflower

On Monday I plan to do a lesson on The Mayflower. I will use a coloring page from my Thanksgiving coloring pack so the kids can color and I plan to read to them “The Very First Thanksgiving Day” and “The Thanksgiving Story.”

Other fun Mayflower activities may include:

The First Thanksgiving

One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories as a child was making little pilgrim hats out of construction paper. I don’t know why, but I just loved dressing up like a pilgrim. This easy DIY pilgrim hat is a lot of fun for kids to make!

We will, of course, read a ton of Thanksgiving themed books.


Sarah Morton’s Day and Samuel Eaton’s Day are books that I remember from my childhood and just HAD to purchase for my kids to learn about pilgrim life!

Turkey Day Activities!

The day before Thanksgiving will be low-key, but my kids love finding leaves in the yard to make their own turkey crafts! We also love our turkey color by number!

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

This leaf turkey craft is so much fun. We also like to use leaves like these instead of real leaves for the turkey’s feathers.

If you’re looking for more Thanksgiving unit study ideas, I have an entire post from a study we did a few years ago!

Thanksgiving Unit Study Resources: Crafts, Printables, Lapbooks, and More! I

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    Thanksgiving Books

    I try to make sure to put Thanksgiving books on hold pretty early at the library. If I wait too long, I won’t get any before Thanksgiving!

    You’ll definitely want to check out this list of favorite Thanksgiving books for preschoolers!

    Use this Thanksgiving themed preschool book list to find a wonderful book to read to your child this Thanksgiving!

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    Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages and Activity Printables from Blessed Homeschool

    Thanksgiving and Kids – Learning and Playing All Season Long from Hess UnAcademy

    History Behind our Thanksgiving Traditions from Homeschool On the Range

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    Thanksgiving Music Lesson with Thanksgiving Printable Set from Music in Our Homeschool

    Five Thanksgiving Traditions That Bring Families Together from Geez, Gwen!

    Free Native American Unit Study from With the Huddlestons

    Thanksgiving Homeschool Resources for a Low-Prep, Mini Unit Study from Whole Child Homeschool

    Being Grateful When You Don’t Feel Like It from Julie Naturally

    Thanksgiving Homeschool Activities + Unit Studies from Homeschool with Moxie

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