4 Practical ESL Activities for Thanksgiving

4 Practical ESL Activities for Thanksgiving

  1. Teach about the first Thanksgiving in your ESL Classes. Teach about the faith of the Pilgrims. Talk about “who” they were thankful to that first Thanksgiving. Children’s books can be a great tool (i.e. Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas).
  2. Host a Thanksgiving Party/Dinner for your entire ESL School. It can be held a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving so it doesn’t interfere with your volunteers’ holiday schedules. Click here for suggestions.
  3. At a party or at break time, have the teachers perform a play about the first Thanksgiving. Click here for a downloadable PDF.
  4. Individual volunteers or others from your congregation can invite ESL students and their  families to their homes for Thanksgiving Dinner with their own families.