Feast and Finance: A New Thanksgiving Picture Puzzle
Before we sit down to consume way too much turkey, it’s time to exercise your mind! We're excited to introduce a new Thanksgiving themed activity: Feast and Finance. This new activity serves up a cornucopia of picture puzzles to engage and challenge students.
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words
The premise is simple: students are presented with a series of pictures that represent words or parts of words. The goal is to interpret the pictures to figure out the personal finance or Thanksgiving phrase.
Seamless Integration for Teachers
We've made delivering this 15 to 20 minute long activity as smooth as pumpkin pie! You'll find everything you need neatly arranged in a Google Doc (with answer key) and Google Slides (Thanks to Leola Rutherford for creating a Google Slides with answer key!), if you want to complete this as a whole class activity. We recommend completing this activity in pairs so students can share their multiple perspectives about the meaning of each picture. There is also a word bank at the bottom of the answer key to use for modifications.
Team NGPF is thankful for all of the teachers that impact countless students every year. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with joy, gratitude, and perhaps a puzzle or two.