Thanksgiving Trivia and History Game Show - History of Thanksgiving Activity

Rated 4.82 out of 5, based on 75 reviews
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Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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65 pages
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This no-prep interactive Thanksgiving History and Trivia Game Show is a fun, engaging, and exciting way to have students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade review the history of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Played like Jeopardy®, this Thanksgiving Trivia Game reviews Thanksgiving history while engaging students in a fun game! Question categories include facts about Thanksgiving in the following categories: The History of Thanksgiving, The Mayflower, The Pilgrims, The first Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Thanksgiving Today.

This History of Thanksgiving Review Game includes :

  • PowerPoint Thanksgiving History and Trivia game with six categories
  • Fully editable blank version with six categories and points ranging from 10 to 50
  • A gameboard slide
  • 30 question and 30 answer slides
  • A self-scoring scoreboard 
  • An optional challenge round
  • Sound effects for each contestant play when the contestant answers a question correctly.
  • Winner animation with applause when you select the winner at the end of the game
  • Instructions for downloading, setting up the game, using the game on a SmartBoard, and instructions for play

Be sure to check out the preview to see everything included in this resource.

*PLEASE NOTE: This Thanksgiving Trivia game show plays on PowerPoint versions 2007 or later AND Macintosh PowerPoint 2013! This game uses Macros. You will have to enable Macros on your PowerPoint program for the automatic scoring to work. I have included instructions on enabling Macros and how to play the game in a PDF file included in the download. Be sure to read them, and if you are having any difficulty, email me, and I will help you out!

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How can I use this resource?

✅ Can be played as a whole class, or in small groups in a center

✅ Great for a classroom Thanksgiving party

✅ Perfect for Zoom and in person

Want to use this game for another subject? No problem! I have included an editable version so you can change all the categories, questions, and answers! You can use this PowerPoint game show to review any subject!

What others have said about this Thanksgiving Trivia Game:

❤️ “This resource was great. It was simple for me to prepare for the students. Everything was in order and laid out in the order it needed to be taught. The students loved and were engaged with it and were able to follow it easily.” - Jeanette D.

❤️ “This was a very fun, whole group activity to engage in with my kiddos before Thanksgiving break.” - Brittany C.

❤️ “My students loved using this during Thanksgiving week. So fun! Thank you!” - Big Heart Little Teacher

❤️”My kids loved this, and it was perfect before break! Awesome review!” - Kristen G.


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Keep 'em Thinking!

Susan Morrow

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