Thanksgiving math activitiesThis week, Thanksgiving comes to the United States. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your students for those days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, here are some Common Core aligned math puzzles with packets for grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. There also Autumn Common Core Math Puzzles available, with fall-themed puzzles for your students to solve.

The math puzzles are designed to give students a challenging goal for which completing a series of math problems will achieve the result. Worksheets in this packet are designed to be independent; as such, your students can complete one activity per day over a series of days, or you can distribute worksheets as in-class activities or homework assignments.

The math puzzles in this collection include the following activities:

  • Math Stories: Combining reading and mathematics, students must solve Thanksgiving-themed math problems in order to find out how the story goes
  • Bubble Math: Answer math problems to find pictures hidden in the bubbles
  • Picture Math: Draw a picture using equal parts imagination and math
  • Math Grid Puzzles: Find items on a two-dimensional grid according to answers to a series of math questions
  • Math Number Search: Solve some addition and subtraction problems, then search for the answers in a grid full of numbers.

Thanksgiving Common Core Math Puzzles for First Grade

First Grade

Common Core standards: 1.OA.6, 1.NBT.3, 1.NBT.6.

Thanksgiving Common Core Math Puzzles for Second Grade

Second Grade

Common Core standards: 2.OA.2, 2.NBT.4, 2.NBT.5, 2.NBT.6.

Thanksgiving Common Core Math Puzzles for Third Grade

Third Grade

Common Core standards: 3.OA.7, 3.NBT.2, 3.NF.3.

Thanksgiving Common Core Math Puzzles for Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Common Core standards: 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5 4.NBT.6, 4.NF.2.

Thanksgiving Common Core Math Puzzles for Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade

Common Core standards: 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.6, 5.NBT.7.

I hope that you and your students have a fun Thanksgiving week, and a great Thanksgiving holiday. Try not to eat too much!