Free Classroom Resources for Celebrating November Holidays

Nov 18, 2023
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November kicks off the start of the end-of-year holiday season, and there is so much to celebrate. Our fun classroom and topical resource packets are stuffed with fun holiday-themed lessons and activities your elementary students will love. Check out these fun resources we’ve assembled to make National STEM Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving celebrations fun for your students this year!

National STEM/STEAM Day

Young learners have an innate curiosity to explore, build, and invent. National STEM/STEAM Day is an opportunity to focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics topics and spark students’ interest in the STEM/STEAM fields. Celebrate in your classroom this year with fun science and math lesson plans and activities.

Find more STEM-themed activities that are perfect for students to have some scientific fun.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is the perfect time to talk with students about what it means to be a veteran. Let your students know that Veterans Day is a time to show gratitude and appreciation for those who served in the U.S. military, whether during a time of conflict or in a time of peace.

Learn about why we observe Veterans Day in your classroom with this FREE Veterans Day toolkit from Edmentum! This packet includes a poster, fact sheets, and critical-thinking tasks specifically created to educate your pre-K through 6th grade students. Ensure that your students don’t miss out on this rich learning opportunity to recognize the service and sacrifice of all American veterans.

We share even more ideas on how to celebrate Veterans Day with your class.


Thanksgiving commemorates the three-day harvest feast shared by the colonists of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people in the 1600s. It is now celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November and is often marked by feasts and family gatherings.

Help your elementary students understand the significance of Thanksgiving and celebrate this meaningful holiday in the classroom or at home with these Thanksgiving topical resources from Edmentum. This resource packet includes fact sheets, activities, a poster, and critical thinking questions so that you and your class can explore the history of Thanksgiving and discuss the traditions we observe today.

Here are more fun DIY activities to celebrate Thanksgiving with your class.

Edmentum Bingo - Thanksgiving Edition

We created a Thanksgiving version of our bingo cards for you to share with your students and have some fun over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. These bingo cards are perfect for printing and playing or sharing on your favorite social media!

The Edmentum Brain Game – Thanksgiving Edition

The Edmentum Brain Game is a fun, descriptive game that puts an interactive twist on flashcard review by challenging players to describe terms with a partner or group. There are multiple ways to play the game, so put your own spin on the rules to fit the needs of your students. Keep an eye out during the rest of the school year for more fun themed packs to add to your collection. Visit the Edmentum Brain Game site for the full list of card packs and rules for the game.

Edmentum Gratitude Cards

What better time of year to give thanks to those around you with a punny printable or shareable gratitude card? These quick and fun cards are full of clever and creative sayings that will make anyone who receives them know that they are appreciated. Download these fun cards and start sharing ‘thank you’s to your fellow teachers, admins, students, or anyone you want to today!

This post was originally published October 2018 and has been updated.

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