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Thanksgiving Learning


Like a Thanksgiving cornucopia, newspapers are filled to the brim with learning opportunities for your students.

Thanksgiving Mystery

Students play this game in pairs. One child selects a picture from the newspaper but keeps their choice a secret. Then they give the newspaper to their partner with three clues about the picture. The other player has to figure out which is the mystery picture.

What’s for Dinner?

Have students plan two Thanksgiving dinners using the ads in the newspaper. Have them create the most expensive dinner they can and then the least expensive.

Holiday Senses

Have students look through the newspaper for pictures and words that describe things they experience with one or more of their five senses. Let them create lists under the heading of each of the senses.

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