Free resources to learn about and celebrate Thanksgiving!

We are only a week away from Thanksgiving! As families around the country begin to plan for the holiday, we’ve compiled some of our favorite free Thanksgiving resources for kids. From recommended books to scavenger hunts you’ll be all set to celebrate and learn about the day.

Interested in seeing what the first "Turkey Day" might have looked like? Check out these Thanksgiving feast activities and learn details about the first celebration in 1621. 

Are you ready to set sail and board the Mayflower? Watch the “First Thanksgiving webcast” and enjoy a tour of a Pilgrim village, and explore a Wampanoag home-site through the Plymouth Plantation virtual field trips.

Learn about the Plimoth Plantation Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe with an interactive compare and contrast activity. 

Witness the day-to-day life of the indigenous people who were part of the Wampanoag Nation or get a behind-the-scenes look at the simple but arduous life of the Pilgrims in these videos!

Enjoy these Scholastic Teachables to make fun, fall-themed projects that teach grade-appropriate skills. Find something for each grade to use all November including free printables!

Teach your child the power of giving using these ideas from Scholastic Parents to help others.

Is your little one helping out with the cooking? Use cranberies to write a secret message!

Are you a Thanksgiving guru? Try your hand at these Thanksgiving questions.

After the big meal is over, relax with these Thanksgiving-themed DIY games that are perfect for the whole family!