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Thanksgiving Lessons and Ideas 2023

A collection of lessons, crafts, ideas, and braille designs for Thanksgiving.

A cornucopia overflowing with fruits and vegetables

Lessons & Crafts

Thankful Turkey Jar

Thanksgiving craft activity for kids who are blind, deafblind, low vision or with other special needs focusing on what they are thankful for.

Tactile Turkeys

Designed to give students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, practice with fine motor skills and tactile discrimination.

Tree of Thanks

This Thanksgiving craft gives students with visual impairments and other special needs the chance to write about what they are thankful for.

Paper trees with colorful paper leaves on them. Each leaf with a word describing what the student is thankful for.

What Are You Thankful For?

An activity that allows students to use real objects and tactile symbols to help students illustrate what they are thankful for.

Thanksgiving Cards with Braille Message & Craft

A fun craft for students who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind that can be shared with families.

Color and Label the Turkey Graphic

Use these turkey activities from Perkins School for the Blind to introduce basic concepts to young students who are visually impaired through coloring activities.

Braille Designs: Thanksgiving!

Create braille designs of a pie and turkey for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Books

Read Alouds

Parent Resource Article

Making Holiday Traditions Through Teaching is found at APH (American Printing House for the Blind) and is a short article worth reading.

Ear of corn

Thanksgiving Concept Box

Thanksgiving placemat with cut out paper hands and a cut out foot in the middle with a child's hands touching the braille words on them. It is What They are Thankful for...Mom, Dad, dog

Braille Turkey Placemat

The numbers 1 through 9 shown on a red background

Introducing Numbers: Tips and Tricks