I love celebrating Thanksgiving with my first and second graders. There are so many Social Studies skills I can pack in during this time of the year. One of my FAVORITE activities is to host a little Thanksgiving Readers Theater and Pie Party! It is adorable and so much fun!
I have adopted a script from Ruth Roberts play The Eagles and the Turkey. I have had this pack for almost
20 years! I can’t believe it is still available.
It comes with a CD of cute Thanksgiving songs. The Turkeys and the Eagles have an argument over who should be the national bird. The dialogue between these opponents is rich with facts about the national symbols and a bit of history. My kids really learn a lot when reading and preparing for the play.