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Thanksgiving Word Search

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 5

Stretch your upper elementary students’ vocabulary and reading skills with a delicious Thanksgiving word search.

Talk Turkey With Us! Thanksgiving Word Search Fun

Here at Teach Starter, we’re thankful for teachers like you and for fun and engaging Thanksgiving activities for kids.

This worksheet is best used during the month of November as an independent practice to support your reading, vocabulary, and celebratory Thanksgiving lessons. It is also a great task for fast finishers!

Students will find the following horizontal, vertical, and diagonal Thanksgiving vocabulary words:


  • turkey
  • thankful
  • yams
  • plate
  • dinner
  • family
  • gather
  • parade
  • thanks
  • football
  • potato
  • yummy
  • stuffing
  • pumpkin pie
  • dessert
  • napping


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We also have loads of Thanksgiving crafts, I Am Thankful activities, and Thanksgiving writing prompts that are perfect for your Turkey Day festivities.

Easily Prepare This Thanksgiving Word Search for Kids

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can circle the words with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.

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