I love creating activities that allow students to share their favorite things with the class. Thanksgiving time gives me the perfect chance to do this while sneaking in this fun writing activity that I would like to share with you.
Thanksgiving Recipe Card Activity
- I introduce my "Thanksgiving Recipe Cards" activity a week or two before Thanksgiving.
- The day I introduce the activity I bring a bunch of cookbooks in to let the students browse through. I also have been known to wear an apron and a chef's hat. :-)
- As the students browse through the cookbooks we talk about their favorite Thanksgiving dishes.
- We talk about parts of a recipe and cooking/baking vocabulary. Kids love looking through the cookbooks and they love to talk about food.
- Next I either give the students the blank recipe card template to take home to fill out with a family member or they can create it on their own. First way is definitely more accurate.
What you can do with the recipes
- Create a Class Cookbook
- Create a Class Recipe Card Box
- Create a Bulletin Board
- Let students "check out" other students recipes to make at home. They love this, but make sure you give a copy of the recipe and not the original (just in case).
This freebie includes...
Blank recipe cards (front and back)
Recipe card verbs sheet
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!