# My 8 Favorite 5th Grade Thanksgiving Math Activities

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As Thanksgiving approaches, many fifth grade math teachers begin to look for special holiday math activities to keep their students engaged. Students are ready for the holidays, the teachers are tired, and you need something that’s a little more fun as review and wind-down for the holiday.

Here are 8 of my favorites, perfect for a fun Thanksgiving review day.

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## Fractions

Wondering how to review fractions with 5th graders on Thanksgiving?

Consider these Google Sheets Pixel Art activities, which give students instant feedback on whether their solutions are correct. Students solve a series of problems, and with each correct answer students unlock a fall or Thanksgiving themed image.

The auto-grading frees your time up to differentiate with your students, and enables fast finishers to move on.

#### Multiplying & Dividing Fractions Pixel Art | Whole Numbers Fraction Google Sheet

\$5.99

Students practice multiplying and dividing fractions by whole numbers and fractions with this Multiplying & Dividing Fractions Digital Pixel Art Bundle. Contains 2 products with 4 pixel art Google Sheets total. Images are fall 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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## Decimals

Wondering how to review fractions with 5th graders on Thanksgiving?

Try Doodle Math might be a great candidate — it’s a great activity to try if your students are artsy, but getting tired of color-by-number activities. Students solve a series of problems, and each correct answer unlocks a doodle pattern that they can draw on a template image.

Like color-by-number, you can spot-check their answers from a distance, but students have more creative freedom to pick the colors for the final art project:

#### 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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## Expressions

Wondering how to review expressions with 5th graders on Thanksgiving?

Consider a Doodle Math 5-Holiday Pack. It’s Doodle Math packaged into a more versatile money-saving format. Like Doodle Math, students solve problems to unlock doodle patterns to fill into a template image.

But I include a collection of 5 template images for different holidays so you can reuse the activity in the future years for different holidays:

#### 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.

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I also offer one-off versions of the activities with just a single image:

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

\$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 an autumn themed image perfect for fall, back to school and Halloween. 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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I hope you enjoyed these Thanksgiving math activities. As we get closer to the holiday, take some time to enjoy the season with your family and friends. And don't forget to have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal!

Happy teaching!

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