Thanksgiving in Spanish Class – Thankful Turkey
- First post “We give thanks for..” in your language of choice.
- Then make a bare turkey. (I cut this peanut-looking turkey from a cardboard box and just added construction paper eyes, mouth & gobbler).
- Also, gather half sheets of colored paper, markers, and scissors.
In-Class Activity for Thanksgiving in Spanish class
- NEW – This Free projectable slideshow has vocabulary, instructions, and ideas of what to write.
- First, introduce the high frequency words: I give thanks for, s/he gives thinks for, do you give thanks for?
- In Spanish I choose to use the commonly used word dar, to give: doy gracias por, da gracias por.
- I circled the questions Do you give thanks for…, I give thanks for… She gives thanks for, etc
- Next, brainstorm with students things they are thankful for in your target language. List these on the board as a reference. (My family, my friends, etc).
- Then let students chose a half sheet of colored paper, markers, and scissors.
- Have students trace their hands and cut them out.
- Next, students write something they are thankful for on each finger of the hand “feather.”
- Finally, add the thankful hands on the board.
2021 Update – #LangchatGratitudeChallenge for Thanksgiving in Spanish class
If you are interested here are other turkeys through the years…
If you want to showcase the diversity of the Indigenous People of the Spanish-speaking world this November, check out this new music resource. In particular, you could use one song per day or a music bracket for Native American History Month in November.
The included diverse music celebrates the Indigenous People of Latin America. These songs for any Spanish class acknowledge the original people of the land that now speaks Spanish. The majority of the songs are in Spanish from Indigenous musical artists, plus these slides include songs or parts of songs in Emberá, Kaqchikel, Garífuna, Quechua, Tzotzil, Zapoteco, Mapudungun, Tz’utujil, and Nahuatl.
Original idea for the Thankful Turkey and post publshed 11.24.14 by Allison Wienhold – most recently updated 11.08.21