6 Thanksgiving writing ideas for kids

Looking for a few last-minute Thanksgiving writing ideas to occupy your antsy children?

Looking for a few last-minute Thanksgiving writing ideas for kids to occupy your antsy children? Try some of these!

1. Thankful List

Make a list of things you’re thankful for.

2. Thankful for You

Think of a special person in your life. Write a thank-you letter and tell him or her why you value your relationship.

3. Get Me Out of Here!

Pretend you are a turkey who does not want to end up on someone’s Thanksgiving table. Write a plan for how to escape.

4. Leaf It to Me

At first glance, a leaf is just a leaf. But when you study it closely, you can discover many small details that make it one-of-a-kind. Choose a colorful autumn leaf and brainstorm a list of phrases or sentences describing its unique features—including colors, shape, size, texture, veins, blemishes, or spots. Older students can then write a paragraph describing their leaf.

5. Let Me Explain

Write a paragraph explaining a simple process, such as how to make mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, or pumpkin pie. If possible, have someone take pictures of you during each step of preparing the food so you can decorate the pages with photos.

6. Here’s What Really Happened…

Write a story using as many of these words as possible: turkey, feast, chimney, pajamas, taxi, elevator, feathers, pencil, pennies, city, alarm clock

Did you enjoy these Thanksgiving writing ideas for kids? If so, check our Holiday and Seasonal Ideas to discover more Thanksgiving prompts!

1 Comment

  • Posted December 16, 2008

    Deb W

    I love the strategy of using what is going on in life to tie into stimulating ideas for writing prompts. I think I’ll even use these ideas in December but modify for Christmas. Thank you!

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