General Thanksgiving Sites
- Facts for Features: Thanksgiving — How many pounds of cranberries and sweet potatoes do we eat? How many places named “Turkey” are there in the United States? Check this statistical guide to the holiday to learn the answers to these and other statistical questions
- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — Learn more about New York’s annual Thanksgiving tradition
- Thanksgiving Day — Holiday history, turkey trivia, and Thanksgiving fun from InfoPlease
- Thanksgiving — Crafts, recipes and other ideas from the Spoonful website
- The Plymouth Colony Archive Project at the University of Virginia — “This Plymouth Colony Archive presents a collection of fully searchable texts, including: court records, colony laws, seventeenth century journals and memoirs, probate inventories, wills, town plans, maps, and fort plans; research and seminar analyses of numerous topics; biographical profiles of selected colonists; and architectural, archaeological and material culture studies”
- Thanksgiving — The official website for Plimouth Plantation
- The First Thanksgiving — Come aboard the Mayflower and meet the passengers, experience life in Plimouth colony, and take the Thanksgiving cyber challenge at this site from Scholastic.com
Thanksgiving Reading, Activities and Lesson Plans
- Thanksgiving Books for Kids — See our Pinterest board for some fun books about Thanksgiving, from stories of the Pilgrims to the Macy’s Parade!
- Thanksgiving K-3 Theme Page — Easy ideas for kids from the Enchanted Learning website
- Thanksgiving Turkey — Pattern for making a folded paper turkey
- Thanksgiving Crafts — Coloring pages, placecards, and other printables from Better Homes and Gardens
- How To Capture Thanksgiving With Your Camera — Ideas and information from the New York Institute of Photography
- Thanksgiving Lessons and Teacher Resources — A variety of holiday lesson plans from Hot Chalk
- Thanksgiving Mourning — In this lesson plan (grades 6-12) from Teaching Tolerance, students will explore the perspectives of two Native American authors about the meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday and then write journal entries
- Happy Thanksgiving: Lesson Plans and Activities — Lesson plans for all grade levels from the Education World website
- Thanksgiving – Teacher Resources — Activities, lesson plans, printables and more from TeacherVision.
Thanksgiving Food and Recipes
- Thanksgiving Recipes — A large collection of Thanksgiving recipes from Boston.com
- 89 Thanksgiving Recipes — Eye-appealing, kid-friendly food ideas from the Spoonful website
- Thanksgiving Recipes, Menus, and Cooking Tips — Lots of great ideas from Epicurious.com
- Thanksgiving — Thanksgiving recipes from the Food Network with contributions from Alton Brown, Paula Deen and others
- Thanksgiving Recipes — Ideas from the TasteOfHome website
- Thanksgiving Recipes — A great collection of all kinds of Thanksgiving recipes
- Butterball — Turkey tips and other recipes and Thanksgiving ideas.
- Honeysuckle White — Turkey tips and other recipes and Thanksgiving ideas.
- Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu — A complete holiday menu from The Veggie Table site.
- Vegan Thanksgiving — A collection of recipes from the site “Veg Kitchen with Nava Atlas”