Thanksgiving Feast Project Based Learning – 1st Grade Math – Print & Digital



Thanksgiving Feast Project Based Learning – 1st Grade

⭐THANKSGIVING FEAST is a project-based learning task that involves using 1st grade math standards to plan for a Thanksgiving feast. Your students will be in charge of planning, preparing, and serving a magnificent and delicious Thanksgiving feast. This resource contains a standards-based unit in both printable PDF and Google Slides versions – so it’s the perfect activity to increase engagement and interest in any classroom. Students should determine the ingredients and baking time for dinner rolls, calculate the amount of all the ingredients for the side dishes, bake and divide four types of pie into equal parts and solve word problems, use geometry to set the tables for the feast, and more! Additional “challenge activities” engage students and develop further understanding of the concepts and skills.


⭐ This project-based learning task involves using the following CCSS math standards to solve problems related to preparing a Thanksgiving feast.

  • 1.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems.
  • 1.OA.A.2 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20.
  • 1.OA.D.8 Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers.
  • 1.NBT.B.3 Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits.
  • 1.NBT.C.4 Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
  • 1.NBT.C.5 Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count.
  • 1.MD.B.3 Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
  • 1.G.A.2 Compose two-dimensional shapes to create a composite shape and compose new shapes from the composite shape.
  • 1.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares; describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters; and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and a quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares.


Key Features:

✏️ Printable & Digital Format – Printable PDF & Google Slides formats make this resource perfect for classroom instruction, distance learning, and everywhere in between. Digital and printable versions are consistent, so they can be used for combination classroom and virtual instruction situations.


✏️ Educational & Engaging – This resource will capture the imagination of your students while they practice key math skills.


✏️ Differentiation – Three challenge activities mean that you can challenge your high-performing students while making the resource accessible to your on-level and below-level students.


What’s Included?

  1. Teacher Directions & Standards Addressed
  2. Student Directions
  3. Baking Rolls (Addition)
  4. On the Side (Naming & Comparing Numbers, Addition & Subtraction)
  5. Turkey Time (Telling Time)
  6. Pies Galore (Partitioning Shapes, Word Problems)
  7. Setting the Table (Geometry)
  8. Challenge #1: Uncle Travis’ Plate
  9. Challenge #2: Corn on the Cob
  10. Challenge #3: Word Problems
  11. Self-Reflection & Evaluation
  12. Answer Key


Take a closer look at what this resource looks like in this video preview.


Looking for more differentiation? Check out the 2nd Grade version!


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