Thanksgiving Day Parade | Reading Passage | STEM | Balloons Over Broadway

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Are you looking for activities to keep your students engaged all the way to Thanksgiving Break? In this resource, students will learn all about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while completing fun tasks, including creating a balloon/float. The worksheets have qr codes which allow students to complete the activities independently or in centers.

In this product you will find:

  • Parent Letter: A no prep printable letter to send home to collect supplies needed for the balloon/float building. 

  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Article: Learn the history behind the parade.

  • Cut and Paste Timeline: Using the article, students will put the events in order on the timeline.

  • Balloons Over Broadway: Comprehension questions that align with the book.

  • Design a Balloon/Float: Get those creative juices flowing and let your students be the parade designers. 

  • Follow the Parade Route: Students will use the actual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade route to answer questions and practice their map skills.

  • Create a Parade Route: Using the actual parade route as a guide, students will create their own route for an imaginary city.

  • Parade Route Directions: Using their created parade route, students will write out the directions for the parade participants to follow.

  • Solve the Riddle: Students will find the answer to the riddle by solving multiplication problems. 

  • Thanksgiving Day Word Search: Thanksgiving-themed words are hidden in this puzzle.

  • Float/Balloon Award Nominations: A nomination page with specific awards for the finished balloons/floats.

  • Thanksgiving Parade Awards: Black and white and color versions

  • Answer Keys

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NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.

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