12 Thanksgiving writing prompts for homeschoolers

Engage your kids in some holiday writing, whether stories, journals, essays, or reports. Check out these Thanksgiving writing ideas for all ages.

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, making this a great time to engage your kids in some holiday writing, whether stories, journals, essays, or reports. Here are some Thanksgiving writing ideas for all ages to get things rolling:

1. Pet Gobbler

Would a turkey make a good pet? Why or why not? Use facts and opinions to explain your reasons.

2. Grateful Thoughts

Think of 3-4 things you and your family are most grateful for. Explain why.

3. Be Our Guest!

Think of someone you know who might be spending Thanksgiving alone. Write a letter inviting them to dinner at your house. Include three reasons why you want them to come.

4. Feast for the Senses

Draw a picture of a Thanksgiving feast. Include your favorite foods. Next, use your senses to describe each food, including appearance, taste, smell, and textures.

5. Thankful Essay

Write an essay explaining what it means to be thankful.

6. That Very First Thanksgiving

Describe what you know about the first Thanksgiving.

7. Traditions!

Tell about some of your Thanksgiving traditions. What role does each member of the family play?

8. I Love Thanksgiving! 

Explain why you love Thanksgiving. Are there any parts of the holiday you don’t enjoy?

9. From Seed to Gourd

Explain how to grow a pumpkin.

10. Instruction Manual

Bake a pumpkin pie. Ask someone to take photos of you along the way. Write an instruction manual explaining the process, using the photos to illustrate each step.

11. As I See It . . .

Write a Thanksgiving story from a turkey’s point of view.

12. A Day Like No Other

Describe the perfect Thanksgiving using emotion words and your five senses.

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Need more writing activities for Thanksgiving or fall? Check out our holiday and seasonal ideas, or just type “Thanksgiving” into the search box!

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