My boys love to read about the pilgrims all year long, but when November comes we like to stop as a family and study Thanksgiving during our homeschool days! I’ve learned from experience that if you wait until November to start requesting books at your library, it is really hard to get them to come in time! So now is the time to log onto your library website, or visit your library and get the books you need!
Here are the resources I’m going to use for studying the history of Thanksgiving and the lessons we learn during this time.
Last year I put together this free unit study on Thanksgiving! It says Kindergarten, but from all the feedback I got it really is good for K-2nd grade!
This is a brand new resource that I’m really excited about! I love hymns. I grew up singing them and now my children are as well. I was surprised with how in-depth this Count Your Blessings unit study is. You will study 3 beloved hymns: Count Your Blessings, Great is Thy Faithfulness, and The Doxology in this unit study. The study is written for older elementary students to do on their own if you wish. Or, you could work through it as a family. Copywork of the hymn lyrics is provided for older children as well as younger children. If you work 20-30 minutes a day, the flexible schedule will span about 3 weeks. I can’t wait for us to get started!
My boys need more writing practice, and this will be a very easy way to get them to 1). Stop and think through all they have to be grateful for. 2). Receive more writing practice! This 29 page journaling notebook will be the perfect thing for them to use in November, plus it will be special to keep! You can save 50% off in price with the code: ModestMom at the checkout! They also have a a younger journal option for K-2nd grade.
Every year we read Stories of the Pilgrims together. It is such a good book, and our children love it!
This year I plan on using these Pilgrim Paper dolls with my girls. They love paper dolls, so this will be a special time of acting out the pilgrim story though paper dolls!
Every year my husband and children put together a skit on Thanksgiving day for extended family. Normally I’m dragged into the skit as well. This year my husband told our children they are doing it all on their own, and they are excited to put something together! It will be cute to see what they come up with.
So there’s our family plan for the month of November! It is hard to believe it’s just about a week away!