This Thanksgiving lapbook is perfect for assembling a lapbook that will fit right into your Thanksgiving homeschool activities.
With these free homeschool printables, kids can learn about the history of Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving traditions, and more.
Add this activity to your November homeschool plans.
I love using lapbooks with my kids. I find them to be a great way to have children record what they learn in a fun keepsake-style activity.
I have boxes in my basement full of my kids’ old lapbooks. I love looking back on them at the end of the year and reviewing what we learned.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- file folder
- crayons, markers, or colored pencils
- glue stick
ASSEMBLING THE LAPBOOK
Open the file folder. Fold each side in half so that the edges meet in the center of the folder.
Color and cut out the cover pieces – the “this lapbook belongs to…” sign, the “my all about Thanksgiving lapbook” box, the cornucopia, the pie, and the Pilgrim and Native American. Glue them to the lapbook cover.
You can model the cover in the pictures here, or you can have your kids glue them wherever they’d like.
Now, open the lapbook. Now, cut out and glue the “All About Thanksgiving” banner to the top of the center portion of the lapbook.
Then, cut out the square with the summary and glue it underneath the banner.
There are eight mini-books in this lapbook. Print, cut, and glue them together. Place six of them in the desired area on the left and right flaps of the lapbook.
Now, turn the lapbook over. Glue the remaining two mini-books to the backside of the lapbook along with the “What I Learned About Thanksgiving” writing page.
I find it easier to have children write what they’ve learned on the lined paper before gluing it to the lapbook.
BOOKS ABOUT THANKSGIVING
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Thanksgiving. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey?
Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks – Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history–and turkey, of course!–but most importantly, it’s a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for.
How to Catch a Turkey – A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it so the show can go on? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).