Here are 10 Thanksgiving writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
Sarah Josepha Hale, an American journalist, is credited with leading the cause
to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. Imagine that Thanksgiving was still
only celebrated by a few states. How would you campaign to make it a day of
feasting and fun for everybody? Would it work? Why or why not?
It was said that the Native Americans helped the pilgrims grow beans, corn, and
pumpkins that were eventually used in the T-Giving feast. Have you ever
asked someone for much-needed help? Who was it and how did this person help
Describe what the Plymouth pilgrim's colony might have looked like after
experiencing hard times through storm and droughts during their first few
years. How do you think they were able to endure such hardships?
Why do you think it's important to give thanks to people on T-Giving and
throughout the year? How does it make you feel when people say "thank
you" to you? Why?
One of the tastiest parts of Turkey Day is the use of the meal's leftovers
for the entire week after the holiday. What kind of leftovers concoction might
you come up with for a snack? How would it taste?
Who are all the family members you might see during the T-Giving holiday?
Which one are you most looking forward to seeing and why?
Thanksgiving is a major sports day, with college basketball, football, hockey
and more throughout the day on television. If you could watch any sport after
your tasty meal, what would it be and why?
Imagine that you had to be on a special diet during turkey day and you'll only
be able to eat a few of the delicious foods on the table. Which three main
courses and sides might you choose and why?
In a humanitarian White House tradition, the President of the United States
pardons at least one turkey each year, keeping him or her from being cooked.
What do you think the peaceful life for that turkey will be like for the rest
of his or her days? Why?
What is the best T-Giving dessert you've ever tasted? Why do you think it
was so good? Do you think you'd ever be able to replicate that recipe yourself?
Why or why not?
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.