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This printable pack includes activities based on the classic book, Cranberry Thanksgiving, by Wende Devlin. Scoop up your free Cranberry Thanksgiving Lapbook and have fun learning with this classic story.

Cranberry Thanksgiving Book Summary

Every year Grandmother invited a guest for Thanksgiving dinner and allowed Maggie to do the same. “Ask someone poor or lonely,” she always said. Thanksgiving was Grandmother’s favorite day of the year. The cooking was done and her famous cranberry bread was cooling on a wooden board. But she wasn’t happy to find out Maggie had invited the unsavory Mr. Whiskers to dinner. Would her secret cranberry bread recipe be safe with him in the house? 

Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende Devlin

Cranberry Thanksgiving Lapbook Activities

The Cranberry Thanksgiving printable pack includes these activities:

Social Studies

  1. New England Map
    Use a map to help you complete the page.
  2. New England Mini-book
    Research the New England states and use the images to create your own mini book.
  3. The First Thanksgiving
    Research the first Thanksgiving. Use the shutterflap book to answer the questions who, when, where, and why.
  4. Thanksgiving Traditions Hat Shape
    Use this mini-book to record your own Thanksgiving traditions.
  5. I Am Thankful Fan Book

Language Arts

  1. Copywork Page
    Practice handwriting with this Cranberry Thanksgiving copywork page.
  2. New Words Pocket
    Use 4×6 cards to record new words and definitions store in the pocket provided.
  3. Onomatopoeia Matchbook
    Use the matchbook to record examples of Onomatopoeia from the story.
  4. Consonance Matchbook
    Use the matchbook to record examples of consonance from the story.
  5. Moral of the Story Simple Fold Book
    Discuss appearances with your student. What is the moral of the story?


  1. Cranberries Layer Book
    Learn more about cranberries and complete the cranberry layer book. Check out Ocean Spray’s website!


  1. Cranberry Math Page
    Use a bag of cranberries to complete the math activities.

How to Get Started with Your Cranberry Thanksgiving Activities & Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Cranberry Thanksgiving printables.

  1. Buy or borrow Cranberry Thanksgiving.
  2. Choose and prepare the printables you want to use with your student.
  3. Enjoy a week of reading and learning with Cranberry Thanksgiving!

Cranberry Thanksgiving Lapbook Sample

This lapbook sample was made with one file folder. If you are new to lapbooking, try our How to Make a Lapbook page.

Inside the Lapbook
Back Cover of the Lapbook

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Cranberry Thanksgiving Printables

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