Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

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.

211. Write a made-up story about Thanksgiving using the following words: turkey, family, football, and happiness.

212. What would happen if you got so full of food on T-Giving that you could hardly move? What would your family say?

213. After hearing the phone ring, you pick it up to talk to the person on the other line. Only, it's not a person calling at all, it's the T-Giving turkey! What does the turkey have to say and how do you respond?

214. Who is the most interesting person you've talked with at a Turkey Day dinner? Was it a distant relative? A family friend? What made him or her so unique?

215. What is your favorite food to eat on Turkey Day and why is it your top choice? What is your least favorite T-Giving food and why don't you like it?

216. You have gone back in time to the first Turkey Day! How is the inaugural holiday different from the way your family celebrates the holiday?

217. How would your Turkey Day feast be different if you had to cook all the food yourself? Who would you ask to help you and why?

218. What are you the most thankful for this year and why are you so grateful? What do you think your family members are the most thankful for?

219. At the first Turkey Day, the American Indians helped the pilgrims to find and grow food for a feast. Who is someone who has helped you to do something? How did you thank this person for his or her help?

220. Continue this story. She opened the cupboards and let out a scream. You rushed over to help and looked. Someone had taken every last bit of food on Thanksgiving morning. The holiday was ruined, unless you could come up with a plan...



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