Your teaching days are long and busy, and perhaps you might need a little boost to fill the end of a classroom period – that’s why we made this Thanksgiving activity for middle school students and are offering it here, on Classroom Freebies. This freebie takes a quote on gratitude from President John F. Kennedy and scrambles it. The quote is powerful and perfect for the holiday season.
How do you use this freebie as a Thanksgiving activity for middle school students?
It’s easy! Everything is ready to print and go! Here’s how it works:
President John F. Kennedy once said,
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
The words in this quote have been scrambled, and your students will be challenged to solve the puzzle by arranging the words into the correct order, reconstructing the quote. Here’s the worksheet, with space below to work on:
It can also be projected and worked on in groups! Or, you can print out the little slips of torn “paper”, laminate them, and use them over and over as re-usable activity!
An answer key is provided with the quote assembled as shown below. There’s also a fun fact about President John F. Kennedy – so it’s an easy way to augment a lesson. You could even use it for President’s Day! It’s not all turkeyed-up so you can use it any time of the year:
A fun fact is included with the answer, so it’s an easy way to augment a lesson on President’s Day, John F. Kennedy, or on the idea of gratitude.
We hope you enjoy this freebie on gratitude! It is with a grateful heart that we offer it to you and your students this Thanksgiving season.
–Eric and Friday from Puzzlemonster