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Thanksgiving and Social Skills

By Rosemarie Griffin

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Today I am sharing with you some of my favorite Thanksgiving resources to use in therapy and to help you get ready for Thanksgiving!

Let’s Talk Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving adapted book with high resolution pictures. Age appropriate for learners of all ages. Fill in the blanks are used, so that students can help to tell the story. After the story, there are fill in the blank phrases and social language questions. A fun and engaging way to discuss the holiday. You can find the link here.

Rose S. shared- “Pictures are colorful and students were easily engaged.”

Thanksgiving Boom Cards

These interactive, digital Thanksgiving Boom Cards have 20 Thanksgiving words for students to unscramble along with a slide for the correct answer. Have some easy Thanksgiving fun in your classroom with this cute Thanksgiving spelling activity! Perfect for distance learning, Thanksgiving word work, Thanksgiving literacy centers, Thanksgiving remote learning, at home practice and face to face therapy. You can find the link here.

Elaine N. shared “Fun filler activity online. Kids practiced definitions and constructing oral sentences. Pictures were great!”

Thanksgiving Survey

Thanksgiving Activity Middle School / High School is a wonderful way to work on language in a natural setting. Students will talk about Thanksgiving using the social language questions provided. They will then complete a survey within their classrooms or school buildings. A fun and age-appropriate way to work on social language skills and celebrate Thanksgiving. You can find the link here.

Speaking of Birds shared “Good place to start when talking about Thanksgiving. Good group activity. Could also be tied in with math & graphing.”


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