50 Thanksgiving Journal Prompts

If you need to keep your kids entertained this Thanksgiving while improving their writing skills, these Thanksgiving Journal Prompts are perfect for you to introduce them to. 

I love Thanksgiving! It’s the perfect time of year to get together as a family and enjoy some delicious food together. But life can get a little hectic around the holidays, especially with Thanksgiving. As I am trying to cook all the food and just prepare myself for the holiday in general, it is nice to have something that will keep the kids entertained. 

My kids loved the October Journal Prompts and the November journal prompts. So I wanted to give you some Thanksgiving Journal Prompts to add to the holiday fun! After some quiet time writing, it’s always nice to get everyone laughing with some fun games like a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt or Thanksgiving Would You Rather.

It always gives me peace of mind knowing that journal prompts for kids are improving their writing skills while having fun and being creative. Grab your Thanksgiving Journal Prompts to inspire writing this fall season!

How to Use These Prompts

Use these Thanksgiving journal prompts to encourage your child or your students to write throughout the whole month of November. With over 50 prompts to choose from, your kids will be bursting with creativity as they write in their journal. 

Simply print them out, laminate them for extra durability, and use them over and over again!

Pass out a card to each child. Give them a specific time to write about that prompt. Once the time is over, collect the printable cards and store them. If you want them to write for longer, you can give them a second card with a new topic.

Whenever you want to use them again, just pull them back out and pass them out. With 50 prompts, there is a new topic waiting each day for your child to write about. 

Save the journal entries so you can look back at them year after year! It is always fun to look back and see what your kids wrote the year before. Plus you can track their writing progress!

If you need to keep your kids entertained this Thanksgiving while improving their writing skills, these Thanksgiving Journal Prompts are perfect for you to introduce them to. 

I love Thanksgiving! It’s the perfect time of year to get together as a family and enjoy some delicious food together. But life can get a little hectic around the holidays, especially with Thanksgiving. As I am trying to cook all the food and just prepare myself for the holiday in general, it is nice to have something that will keep the kids entertained. 

My kids loved the October Journal Prompts and the November journal prompts. So I wanted to give you some Thanksgiving Journal Prompts to add to the holiday fun! After some quiet time writing, it’s always nice to get everyone laughing with some fun games like a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt or Thanksgiving Would You Rather.

It always gives me peace of mind knowing that journal prompts for kids are improving their writing skills while having fun and being creative. Grab your Thanksgiving Journal Prompts to inspire writing this fall season!

How to Use These Prompts

Use these Thanksgiving journal prompts to encourage your child or your students to write throughout the whole month of November. With over 50 prompts to choose from, your kids will be bursting with creativity as they write in their journal. 

Simply print them out, laminate them for extra durability, and use them over and over again!

Pass out a card to each child. Give them a specific time to write about that prompt. Once the time is over, collect the printable cards and store them. If you want them to write for longer, you can give them a second card with a new topic.

Whenever you want to use them again, just pull them back out and pass them out. With 50 prompts, there is a new topic waiting each day for your child to write about. 

Save the journal entries so you can look back at them year after year! It is always fun to look back and see what your kids wrote the year before. Plus you can track their writing progress!

thanksgiving journal prompt printable

Thanksgiving Journal Prompts

  1. What are 7 things you are grateful for?
  2. My favorite Thanksgiving memory was when…
  3. What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving?
  4. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
  5. Describe 3 people you are thankful for in your life.
  6. What does it mean to give thanks?
  7.  How do you show gratitude to others?
  8.  Describe a moment when someone showed you gratitude.
  9.  What does gratitude mean to you?
  10.  How do you feel when someone does something for you?
  11.  It’s not Thanksgiving without…
  12.  What family activities do you do on Thanksgiving day? 
  13.  Do you enjoy cooking in the kitchen with the family? Why or why not?
  14.  What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?
  15.   Describe the history of Thanksgiving.
  16.  The first thing that comes to mind when I hear Thanksgiving is…
  17.  What is your favorite pie?
  18.  If I was a pilgrim, I would…
  19.  If I could talk to a squirrel, I would…
  20.  If I could talk to a crow, I would…
  21. Do you look at the Black Friday ads on Thanksgiving Day? Why or Why not?
  22.  Describe the smell of pumpkin pie?
  23.  Describe the smell of apple pie?
  24.  How do you  cook a turkey?
  25.  If you were a turkey where would you go?
  26. What is a Thanksgiving tradition you have?
  27.  If I could help someone on Thanksgiving, I would give them…
  28.  Do you watch football on Thanksgiving? Why or why not?
  29.  What are some of your favorite side dishes to go with your turkey?
  30. Who do you like to sit by at Thanksgiving?
  31.  Write a poem using: Thanksgiving, turkey, pie, and holiday.
  32.  Fall weather reminds me of…
  33.  Would Thanksgiving be different without a turkey? Why or why not?
  34.  Thanksgiving day reminds me of…
  35. What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
  36.  What do you enjoy most about Thanksgiving?
  37.  What do you enjoy least about Thanksgiving?
  38.  Have you ever ate out on Thanksgiving Day?
  39.  How does Thanksgiving make you feel?
  40.  Describe two dishes you like to make with leftover turkey.
  41. Describe your life if you were a turkey.
  42.  My favorite memory of my first Thanksgiving was when…
  43. My favorite thing to do on Thanksgiving Day is…
  44.   What is the best thing about Thanksgiving?
  45.  How would you react to someone who wasn’t grateful for something you did for them?
  46.  Describe 3 reasons you are grateful for your best friend.
  47.  What would you be doing if you lived on a farm on Thanksgiving day?
  48.  Do you play sports on Thanksgiving morning? Why or why not?
  49.  To me being grateful means…
  50.  Thanksgiving is all about…

What are your favorite Thanksgiving journal prompts? Share in the comments!

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