This morning I looked up at my calendar and realized the holidays are coming.  Yes, I know!  They are so sneaky, popping up when I least expect them… you know at exactly the same time every year!  How dare they!  This year I made a promise to myself.  I WILL be prepared.  I’m not just talking about being prepared with scrumptious recipes and beautifully wrapped gifts, I mean being prepared in my homeschool with great holiday-related lessons.– I need to note that the FTC rules tell me that I must make sure you know that I was paid for this post.

I found a great site that is going to help me do just that.  It is called TeacherSherpa. TeacherSherpa offers free materials for every subject and every grade level.  They have a lot of very adorable resources for the looming Thanksgiving Holiday that might be the perfect fit for your second or third grader.  The materials are intended for large classroom use so they might be just the thing for use in your homeschool co-op, or perhaps you put to use just the bits you need for your own homeschool family.

I know you probably think there must be a catch right?  How can this be free? You’ll need to sign up for a free membership.  By filling out a simple survey for each desired download you can collect as many resources as your heart desires.  If you’d like to skip the surveys and the ads you can upgrade to the premium membership for $9 a month or $49 a year.


You are guaranteed high-quality resources since TeacherSherpa approves every resource before it becomes available on the site.  They also allow you preview the entire download before you carry out downloading it.  Some downloads are editable and they provide you the tools right within the site to do so.

I’m excited to use this Thanksgiving Unit with my 7-year-old daughter.  It is a simple 12-page unit that helps children learn some basic information about the history behind the holiday.  It integrates art, spelling, word finds and more.

With my older boys, I’d like to take their learning a little further.  I think we may give Thanksgiving Unit a go.  It is geared for the middle-school age set.  It includes QR codes that lead to videos from places like the History channel and slideshows from Scholastics. You know we are all about the interactiveness of projects like this.


Check out other Thanksgiving ideas and other downloads for the upcoming holidays here!

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