This writing goes with my "pumped up writing" lesson, but you can do it without. Describe some writing like a deflated balloon: boring, nothing inside, no fun. Writing should be like an inflated balloon. Pumped up with detail, descriptions, and good word choices. Encourage students to add details to this boring Thanksgiving paragraph by telling who, what, when, where, how, and why! There are two versions of the paragraph: one for before Thanksgiving and one for after Thanksgiving. Can be used as whole class activity or go in a pre- or post- holiday writing center. Enjoy!