Virtual Field Trip to Thanksgiving Day Parade
✈️ This Virtual Field Trip to the Thanksgiving Day Parade transports students to Midtown NYC to learn all about the Thanksgiving Day Parade. This Virtual Field Trip is so popular because it is the perfect way to explore and learn about the Thanksgiving Day Parade while practicing key reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Both Google Slides and Seesaw formats are included – so it’s perfect for any classroom. Activity incorporates video links, images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.
Your students will:
✅ Explore Parade History
✅ Read Balloons Over Broadway
✅ Learn about STEAM Connections
✅ Go Behind the Scenes
✅ Build their own Virtual Parade
✅ Collect Parade Stickers Along the Way
✅ And More! (See Full Contents Below)
⭐️This Virtual Field Trip to the Thanksgiving Day Parade integrates a variety of social studies, reading, and science skills. Students complete reading and writing assignments, watch videos, and engage in thought-provoking exercises. This digital resource integrates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, social studies, and STEAM skills. It is the perfect educational activity for the Thanksgiving holiday.
⭐️This resource perfectly with my Balloons Over Broadway Literacy and STEAM Unit.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for any classroom with access to a device. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise. See below for ideas about how to use this Thanksgiving resource in your classroom.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Science – Virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
This Virtual Field Trip to the 7 Wonders of the World is the perfect activity for:
⭐️ Fun Fridays
⭐️ End of Science Unit
⭐️ Whole Class
⭐️ Small Groups
There are so many ways to use these engaging and meaningful activities in your classroom. If you’re looking for more ways to explore learning with Virtual Field Trips you can LEARN MORE here.
❤️ Valerie M. said, “This was an absolute hit with my students. I cannot say enough about how engaged they were in learning about the parade. We completed it together during the week before Thanksgiving and they were all anxious to tell me about watching the parade once they returned to school. This activity is probably the best thing I’ve purchased on TPT in a long time!”
❤️ Amanda N. said, “Jam-packed is an understatement! This resource is GOLD! My students LOVED going on a virtual field trip! It was amazing!! Such a wonderful experience and resource to use! Thank you!!”
- What is a Parade? Passage & Reflection
- Build a Parade!
- Parade History Video & Timeline
- Balloons Over Broadway Read Aloud
- Tony Sarg Biography Video
- Tony Sarg Writing Prompts
- Parade Studio: Design Room
- Parade Studio: Production Room
- Parade Studio: Float Workshop
- Parade Studio: Paint Workshop
- Meet the Balloonatics! Video
- What is helium? Passage
- Inflation Experiment
- Let’s Sketch! Balloon Design Activity
- Parade Lineup Video Analysis
- Parade Elements: Virtual Tour
- Let’s Vote!: Best Parade Element
- Write an Article!
- Other Places to Explore!
*Answer key included
Take a closer look at what this virtual field trip looks like in this video preview.
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.