Thanksgiving Math Activity & Craft - Build a Turkey


Printable and Digital Thanksgiving Math Activity

Looking for an engaging, differentiated, and challenging activity to enrich your students? Students will love helping kids count their money and shop, and getting to shop for their very own turkey! This includes a printable and digital version in Google Slides, perfect for Thanksgiving distance learning.

This pack would be perfect for second and third grade, and can easily be differentiated to meet needs in fourth grade.


  • Teacher Tips & Instructions for teaching this pack
  • Counting coin task cards: use as an informal assessment to place students for the rest of the project
  • The Turkey Shop: students help out other kids in the store while shopping for their turkey. The included recording sheet includes thought-provoking questions that will have students counting coins, adding/subtracting money, and problem solving.
  • Turkey shopping: Differentiated AND editable sheets are offered (you can set your own prices!). Students will shop for their turkey on a budget (given by the teacher) and add/subtract money accordingly. Extension suggestions are included for this activity!
  • Build a Turkey: After students have done the math to shop for their turkey, they can put it together for a festive hallway display!