Virtual Field Trip Thanksgiving Day Parade – Google Slides & Seesaw



Virtual Field Trip to Thanksgiving Day Parade

⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students learn all about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Students will learn about the parade history, read Balloons Over Broadway, and learn about STEAM connections. This virtual field trip comes with both Google Slides and Seesaw formats. It contains embedded videos, images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.


⭐️This resource integrates a variety of social studies, reading, and science skills. Students also complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, social studies, and STEAM. Perfect educational activity for the holiday.


⭐️This resource perfectly with my Balloons Over Broadway Literacy and STEAM Unit.


*Please note: This resource includes YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. This resource uses links to third party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. Links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.



✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are are perfect for distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.


✏️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.


What’s Included?

  1. What is a Parade? Passage & Reflection
  2. Build a Parade!
  3. Parade History Video & Timeline
  4. Balloons Over Broadway Read Aloud
  5. Tony Sarg Biography Video
  6. Tony Sarg Writing Prompts
  7. Parade Studio: Design Room
  8. Parade Studio: Production Room
  9. Parade Studio: Float Workshop
  10. Parade Studio: Paint Workshop
  11. Meet the Balloonatics! Video
  12. What is helium? Passage
  13. Inflation Experiment
  14. Let’s Sketch! Balloon Design Activity
  15. Parade Lineup Video Analysis
  16. Parade Elements: Virtual Tour
  17. Let’s Vote!: Best Parade Element
  18. Write an Article!
  19. 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.


Time to Complete:
This virtual field trip takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.
Copyright & Terms of Use
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