Thanksgiving Day Parade PBL Task


Digital & Printable PBL Math Activities

Looking for an engaging, differentiated, and challenging project based learning task to enrich your students? This is a perfect math challenge for students who need a challenge or enrichment, and they'll love getting to run their own Thanksgiving day parade!


Students will love getting to work within a budget to run their own Thanksgiving day parade. You'll love the enriched math practice they get along the way! Students will practice addition and subtraction while learning to work within a budget. They'll finish the project by practicing measurement while organizing the parade route and will create a flyer and banner to promote their parade!

This includes both Printable & Digital versions for Google Slides.



Teacher Tips and Instructions

Engaging Letter: Get students excited about this project by putting the letter in an envelope and ripping it open along with students!

Brainstorming Page: Brainstorming sheet for students to think about parades they have been to or have watched on T.V.

•Planning Menus: These menus displays the prices for balloon floats, balloon crew members, band members, and parade extras - there are differentiated options included, and an editable version as well.

Planning Sheets: Differentiated planning sheets are included. Students will calculate the total they've spent and adjust their purchases to fit within a budget. They need to follow certain guidelines.

Reflection Questions: Reflection pages are included. Students will answer questions about what it was like working with a budget and what they might do differently next time.

Parade Route: Students will practice measurement by following directions to organize the parade route.

Meet the Crew: Students will introduce their new parade crew members by drawing a picture and writing a brief description of each member.

Create a Banner: Students will get creative and will design their parade banner.


*You can differentiate this even further by setting different budgets for your students to work with.