Thanksgiving Dinner PBL Math Project


This Thanksgiving math PBL project will have your students practicing real-world math applications while having a BLAST! This project-based learning task is a great extension and enrichment activity for your early finishers. This Thanksgiving math activity has students planning their Thanksgiving weekend from start to finish - from shopping for groceries to Black Friday shopping! They must make several decisions about the weekend, practicing several common core math standards along the way. Students will love getting to be in charge of planning their Thanksgiving break, and you will love the enriched math practice they get along the way.


This project would be great for enriching second graders, perfect for third graders, and even a great review for upper grades, and is DIFFERENTIATED for you and your students! It also includes both Printable & Digital Google Slides versions.



Shopping Trip: Students use addition/subtraction to plan and shop for groceries for Thanksgiving dinner.

•Table Setting: Students measure the different dishes using an inch ruler and lay out the table based upon the measurements.

•Cooking Schedule: Students create a cooking schedule based on given prep and cook times.

•Black Friday: Students go Black Friday shopping and help their friends count their money and make decisions about what they can and can't buy.

•Leftovers for Lunch: Students are having a leftover pie party at school and must look at the pies everyone's family brought in and determine the fraction that was eaten and the fraction that is leftover.

•Thanksgiving Dessert: Students will survey classmates to determine the most and least popular treats. Students will record their findings using the provided bar graph.