Thanksgiving graphing activity

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Editor's note: This post was originally published November 24, 2015.

The holidays are so exciting for us all, but are also very hectic with family, cooking and planning. One way I like to keep my kids busy is to have them collect data from all our family members and create different graphs to display their findings. They love having something to do and asking everyone questions.

While I am cooking or traveling long distances, the kids create questions they want to collect data on and either draw or create a data chart to help collect all their information. They can use pictures, numbers, tally marks, etc. Here are some questions to help them get started:

  • What is your favorite Thanksgiving Day side dish?  Create options
  • What is the most popular Thanksgiving dessert?  Create options
  • Do you like gravy on your turkey?  Yes/No?
  • What is your favorite time to eat dinner?
  • Do you like your turkey cooked or deep fried?

Once they have decided on their question, they begin to collect their data. This is the fun part — going around and asking all their family members.

When all the data is collected and they are ready to graph their information they need to decide on a type of graph. They can use a pictograph, bar graph, double bar graph, line plot, circle graph, line graph, etc. Children can decide if they want to draw and create their own graph or make it on the computer. Here are some helpful sites to either print out graphs or make online:

When the data is collected and the graph completed, each child can now present their findings to the family in a fun and creative way! Here are a few great math Thanksgiving Day picture books to enjoy with your children:

Have lots of fun with this Thanksgiving Day graph!


Welcome to the Thanksgiving Math Worksheets page at where there is a cornucopia of math worksheets. On this page, you will find Thanksgiving math worksheets on a variety of topics including comparing, patterning, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Thanksgiving is a special time in the United States and Canada (although it is celebrated on different days). There are usually Thanksgiving related activities in the classroom in preparation for the celebration. Math-Drills.Com is pleased to provide some themed worksheets for Thanksgiving. Whether you are searching for a worksheet full of turkeys or want something a little more historical, like the Mayflower, we have a worksheet for you.

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Thanksgiving math worksheets on a variety of math topics including comparing and ordering numbers, patterning, geometry and ratios.

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Thanksgiving math worksheets for practicing multiplication and addition.

At this time of year, it is important to complete a cornucopia of math facts. Below are some worksheets that will help you do just that.

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Thanksgiving Count and Graph Activity

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Add this Thanksgiving count and graph activity to your holiday math centers. This activity is perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos. 

This holiday-themed count and graph activity encourages visual discrimination and counting skills with a fun Thanksgiving theme for kids. 

Add this Thanksgiving count and graph activity to your holiday math centers. This activity is perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos. 

Add these free preschool printables to your Thanksgiving play dates, classroom activities, or November math centers. 

Thanksgiving Count and Graph Worksheets

This I Spy worksheet pack is totally print and go which makes it perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers. They’re so simple to use, as well. Perfect for your holiday preschool activities.

Show students how to find and count the first image. Count all the pilgrim bears. Write the number in the box under the bear. Continue with the other five images. 

When students have finished the I Spy portion, show them how to graph their results. Encourage your student to color one square for each image they found. 

Once the graphing page is complete, ask questions to help your preschoolers compare and analyze the data on the graph. Which one had the most? The least? How many bears and cats are there all together? How man more owls were there than turkeys? 


There are a variety of ways to use this count and graph activity. First, you can use it in a center  by printing one copy of the graphing page and laminating it or slipping it in a dry erase pocket. Then, print out a graphing sheet for each student. Let them write the numbers on the I Spy page with dry erase marker. Then, they can color their graphing page to be turned in. 

You could, however, also laminate the graphing page and let students use dry erase markers on it, as well. This is a great way to make the activity reusable for both group and individual use.  


Fill your book basket with a great collection of Thanksgiving picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

How to Catch a TurkeyTurkey Trouble10 Fat Turkeys


How to Catch a Turkey – A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).

Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? 

10 Fat Turkeys – Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more. 

Add this Thanksgiving count and graph activity to your holiday math centers. This activity is perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos. 

Teaching Resources

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, this standing turkey puzzle toy will make the perfect toy. Whether you would like to give your favorite child a cute gift when they visit on Thanksgiving or you just want to inspire their imagination with a fun Thanksgiving themed toy, this guy is right for you.

This fun Thanksgiving Activity Book for Kids is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. Kids of all ages will love this fantastic coloring and activity book filled with Thanksgiving-themed coloring pages, word search, mazes, connect the dots, step-by-step drawing, and more. 

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Tara Holtz
Tara is a Southern girl at heart and mother of 3. As a longtime homeschool momma, she is passionate about equipping and encouraging mommas in their efforts to educate their littlest learners at home. Tara loves to crochet and read in her downtime. She is also a self-proclaimed planner addict and shutterbug! You'll want to check out Tara's other blog, Teaching with Children's Books!
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Graphing and Data Activities for First Grade, Kindergarten and 2nd Grade!

Digital Thanksgiving Activities for Math: Shapes, Tally Charts & Bar Graphs


Interactive digital turkey math activity compatible with Google Slides™, Seesaw™, and Pic Collage on the iPad® mobile digital device perfect for Thanksgiving week or virtual learning. Students use movable digital pattern blocks to create a tail for the turkey then create a tally chart and bar graph of the shapes used.

Easily integrate this low prep digital activity into math centers, digital assignments, or even small or whole group instruction. A great way to review or introduce 2-D shapes, their properties, and names! Younger students can explore while those in 2nd and 3rd can use the 16 included task cards to practice Common Core standards about shapes. Keep all students engaged with the included challenge task cards too!

Includes everything you & your students need to use to complete the activity on Seesaw, Google Slides, or Pic Collage / Pattern Block Apps. Choose the version that works best for your students!

★ Google Slides version includes digital pattern blocks and a turkey body right on the slides to create the pattern block tail plus separate interactive slides for creating a tally chart and bar graph of shapes.

★ Seesaw version includes preloaded Seesaw Activity link and editable activity directions. Students will drag the shapes to create the tail then use the pen tool to create a tally chart and bar graph.

★ Pic Collage version includes printable visual step by step directions for downloading the templates and using both the Pic Collage and Pattern Block app.

★ .pdf packet also includes teacher & student directions for setting up, downloading and sharing on various platforms.

You and your students will need either Google Drive accounts, Seesaw accounts, or access to Pic Collage/Pattern Block Shapes on the iPad.


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