I prepared 7 different "buffet stations" in my classroom for different courses of Thanksgiving dinner (la merienda, la bebida, el plato, la fruta, la verdura, el postre, extra // snack, drink, main dish, fruit, vegetable, dessert, extras like condiments, etc.).
Each buffet station had 6-8 paper plates with either a piece of pretend/toy food & a label, or a vocabulary card with a Spanish label and picture. You could use real food or cans of food with older students. This can be customized to fit in with your students' vocabulary lists/district curriculum, or you can add in cultural foods/dishes. I put in a couple silly or random foods for each buffet station to make things more interesting. I also used Thanksgiving meal vocabulary cards I purchased from a Kindergarten pack on the TPT store Open Wide the World.
Students are responsible for rotating through the different buffet stations and creating their own Thanksgiving menus on the charts provided. 4 different versions are available to accommodate grades K-8 and Spanish 1, 2, or 3, students with varying abilities, and longer or shorter class periods.
The chart for the most advanced version asks students to create 6 separate menus, including tradicional, favorito, masculino, femenina, creativo, asqueroso (i.e. traditional, favorite, masculine, feminine, creative, and disgusting). Masculine & feminine menu charts require students to create a menu entirely of food items whose genders are masculine or feminine to incorporate grammar practice. Simplified/lower level versions require students to make only 3, 2, or a single menu. The reverse side of the page includes a labeled plate where students can draw out a picture representation of each menu.
Everything is completely in Spanish.