Planning a Thanksgiving Dinner

Students use holiday-themed vocabulary to organize their very own Thanksgiving dinner together as a group.

How to use this activity?

  1. Put your students in small groups. Tell them they are going to plan an American Thanksgiving get-together for 12 people. They can plan their event by associating the words with the boxes. Every time they put a word in one of the boxes, they must do so by writing or speaking a full sentence or two.
  2. Do the same thing above but change the constraints – the worst Thanksgiving, the best Thanksgiving, the funniest Thanksgiving, etc.
  3. Play as a class – students take turns associating a word with a box by speaking or writing a sentence to justify their response. Other students can agree or disagree.


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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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