# My 12 Favorite 6th Grade Thanksgiving Math Activities

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As Thanksgiving approaches, students are starting to think more and more about the upcoming holiday—and can drift off from math class.

It’s possible to harness this excitement with math activities that incorporate Thanksgiving. Instead of telling students to get back on track, we can make class more about the holiday they’re already thinking about.

Here are 12 of my favorite 6th grade Thanksgiving math activities.

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## Ratios & Rates

Wondering how to review ratios & rates with 6th graders on Thanksgiving?

One of my favorite review activities is Pixel Art.

It blends art and math for in the digital classroom, leveraging Google Sheets to auto-grade the student’s responses, and give them instant feedback on how they’re doing. Students solve a series of problems, and each correct answer unlocks parts of a mystery picture.

Here’s a few that I like for ratios & rates:

#### Ratios & Rates Pixel Art | Equivalent Ratios | Google Sheets | Ratio Tables

\$3.99

Students practice solving ratios and rates tables and word problems to generate equivalent ratios with this Ratios & Rates Digital Pixel Art resource. Contains 2 pixel art Google Sheets with 18 questions total. Level 1 involves finding missing values in ratio tables. Level 2 involves solving ratio and rates word problems. Images are autumn themed, perfect for fall, back to school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. It's great for sub plans, review lessons, extra credit, extensions, and independent practice!

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#### Ratios and Unit Rates Digital Pixel Art | Equivalent Ratios Table | Unit Pricing

\$5.99

Students practice ratios and unit rates, including using equivalent ratios to find missing values in ratio tables, solving ratio and rates word problems, and calculating unit rates with whole number and decimal solutions with this Ratio and Unit Rates Pixel Art Digital Bundle. Contains 2 products with 4 pixel art Google Sheets in total. Images are fall themed, perfect for back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more. It's great for sub plans, review lessons, extra credit, extensions, and independent practice!

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## Decimals

Wondering how to review decimals with 6th graders on Thanksgiving?

I love reviewing with Doodle Math.

Doodle Math is a print and go activity where students solve a series of problems, and then unlock doodle patterns that they can draw onto a template image in the color of their choice. It’s like color-by-number but with more creative freedom.

Here’s a few for practicing decimal operations:

#### Adding & Subtracting Decimals | Doodle Math Twist on Color by Number | Fall

\$3.00

Students practice adding and subtracting decimals with whole and decimal numbers between 1 and 3 places with this Adding & Subtracting Decimals Doodle & Color by Number resource. Contains 2 levels for easy differentiation with 40 questions total. Level 1 involves adding decimals. Level 2 involves subtracting decimals. Images are fall themed, perfect back-to-school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. These zero prep printable worksheets are great for emergency sub plans, math centers, independent practice, review, math lesson, homework, and bulletin board decorations.

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#### Multiplying Decimals | Doodle Math, Twist on Color by Number Worksheets

\$3.00

Students practice multiplying decimals by whole numbers and by decimals, with calculation and word problems in this Multiplying Decimals Doodle & Color by Number worksheet. Contains 3 levels for easy differentiation with 18 questions in total. Level 1 involves multiplying decimals by whole numbers. Level 2 involves multiplying decimals by decimals. Level 3 involves word problems with decimal multiplication. Images are fall themed, perfect for back-to-school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. These zero prep printable worksheets are great for emergency sub plans, math centers, independent practice, review, math lessons, homework, and bulletin board decorations.

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But you may be wondering — how can I prepare for the winter holidays, too?

That’s why I made Doodle Math 5-Holiday Packs. They contain multiple problem sets, and multiple seasonal images, so you can buy them once and use them year-round. They have you covered for fall/Thanksgiving, the winter holidays, and spring holidays like Valentine’s Day as well!

Here’s a holiday pack for decimal operations:

#### Decimal Operations Holiday Pack | Doodle Math: Twist on Color by Number

\$15.00

Students practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals up to thousandths place with this Decimal Operations Doodle & Color by Number Holiday Pack resource. Contains 6 problem sets with 96 questions total that can be mixed-and-matched with 6 fun holiday images celebrating Halloween, Hanukkah, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Earth Day, and Father's Day. These zero prep printable worksheets are great for emergency sub plans, math centers, independent practice, review, math lesson, homework, and bulletin board decorations.

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## Fractions

Wondering how to review fractions with 6th graders on Thanksgiving?

Try these Pixel Art activities and money-saving bundles:

#### Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers and Fractions Pixel Art | Google Sheets

\$3.99

Students practice dividing fractions by whole numbers and fractions with this Dividing Fractions Digital Pixel Art resource. Contains 2 pixel art Google Sheets with 24 questions total. Level 1 involves dividing fractions by whole numbers. Level 2 involves dividing fractions by fractions. Images are autumn themed, perfect for fall, back to school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. It's great for sub plans, review lessons, extra credit, extensions, and independent practice!

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#### Adding & Subtracting Fractions Like Unlike Denominators Pixel Art Google Sheets

\$5.99

Students practice adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators and unlike denominators with this Adding & Subtracting Fractions Digital Pixel Art Bundle. Contains 4 products with 8 pixel art Google Sheets total for full coverage. Images are autumn themed, perfect for fall, back to school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. It's great for sub plans, review lessons, extra credit, extensions, and independent practice!

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#### Fraction Operations Pixel Art BUNDLE | Google Sheets | Like Unlike Denominators

\$9.99

Students practice fraction operations, including adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators, as well as multiplying and dividing fractions by whole numbers and fractions with this Fraction Operations Digital Pixel Art Bundle. Contains 4 products with 8 pixel art Google Sheets total. Images are autumn themed, perfect for fall, back to school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. It's great for sub plans, review lessons, extra credit, extensions, and independent practice!

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## Expressions

Wondering how to review expressions with 6th graders on Thanksgiving?

I have a range of Pixel Art, Doodle Math, and Doodle Math Holiday Packs for you.

Here’s a couple of Google Sheets Pixel Art activities to try:

#### Evaluating Algebraic Expressions Substitution Pixel Art | Digital Google Sheets

\$3.99

Students practice evaluating algebraic expressions using substitution, for integer coefficients and positive exponents with powers of 2 and 3 with this Evaluating Algebraic Expressions Digital Pixel Art resource. Contains 2 pixel art Google Sheets with 18 questions total. Level 1 involves evaluating expressions with positive integers only. Level 2 involves solving expressions with both positive and negative integers. Images are autumn themed, perfect for fall, back to school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. It's great for sub plans, review lessons, extra credit, extensions, and independent practice!

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#### Evaluating Numerical Expressions Pixel Art | Order of Operations PEMDAS Digital

\$3.99

Students practice solving numerical expressions using order of operations and PEMDAS for positive integers with this Evaluating Numerical Expressions Digital Pixel Art resource. Contains 2 pixel art Google Sheets with 36 questions total. Level 1 involves expressions without exponents. Level 2 involves expressions with exponents. Images are autumn themed, perfect for fall, back to school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. It's great for sub plans, review lessons, extra credit, extensions, and independent practice!

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This is one of my top selling Doodle Math activities during the fall:

#### Evaluating Numerical Expressions | Doodle Math Color by Number | Exponents

\$1.99

Students practice evaluating numerical expressions with exponents and positive integers by applying the order of operations (i.e. PEMDAS) with this Evaluating Numerical Expressions Doodle & Color by Number Holiday Pack resource. Contains 16 questions total with a turkey themed image perfect for fall and Thanksgiving. These zero prep printable worksheets are great for emergency sub plans, math centers, independent practice, review, math lesson, homework, and bulletin board decorations.

It's a fresh twist on color by number or color by code. Each correct answer unlocks a doodle pattern students can use to complete a mystery image with the colors of their choice. They keep students engaged, free up your time for differentiation, and look great as classroom decorations.

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And, of course, I have a Doodle Math 5-Holiday Pack for practicing order of operations with expressions:

#### Evaluating Numerical Expressions Holiday | Doodle Math: Twist on Color by Number

\$3.99

Students practice evaluating numerical expressions with exponents and positive integers by applying the order of operations (i.e. PEMDAS) with this Evaluating Numerical Expressions Doodle & Color by Number Holiday Pack resource. Contains 1 problem set with 16 questions total and 5 fun holiday images celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and St. Patrick's Day. These zero prep printable worksheets are great for emergency sub plans, math centers, independent practice, review, math lesson, homework, and bulletin board decorations.

It's a fresh twist on color by number or color by code. Each correct answer unlocks a doodle pattern students can use to complete a mystery image with the colors of their choice. They keep students engaged, free up your time for differentiation, and look great as classroom decorations.

Buy on TPT →

There are plenty of great Thanksgiving math activities out there. These are just a few of my favorites for 6th grade.

Happy teaching!

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