Lauren Hodson | November 2016

Thanksgiving Internet Scavenger Hunt

Thanksgiving Internet Scavenger Hunt builds computer competency and research skills. Plus they’re fun! These can be used as stand-alone activities or races.

I use Thanksgiving Internet Scavenger Hunt with Google Classroom, but there are many platforms out there that you can use. If you are treating this as a race, make sure that there is a timestamp available.

This is a Thanksgiving Themed Paste-A-Pic Scavenger Hunt. Students copy and paste images from an internet search. It is broken into categories: History, Food, and Festivities. This reinforces the ability to search for accurate information and images. Enjoy!


  • 3 Pics of Foods Found at the First Thanksgiving
  • Who wanted Turkey to be the National Bird of the United States?
  • Which President declared Thanksgiving a National Holiday?
  • Route the Pilgrims Sailed
  • What did the Pilgrims Sail In
  • 2 Historical Paintings of what the First Thanksgiving might have looked like
  • 2 Towns Named Turkey, Their Location, and State


  • 4 Uses for Leftover Turkey
  • An Interesting Thanksgiving Meal
  • 4 Types of Pie
  • 2 Ingredients in Cranberry Sauce besides Cranberries
  • What state is the top-turkey producer?
  • World’s Largest Turkey
  • 4 Top-Cranberry Producing States
  • Pic of the Largest Pumpkin Pie


  • 3 Pics of Deflated Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats
  • 1 Pic of a Cornucopia
  • 2 Football Teams who have never played on Thanksgiving
  • The First Football Teams to play on Thanksgiving Day, 1922
  • 3 Pics of what you will be doing on Thanksgiving

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How can you incorporate Thanksgiving Internet Scavenger Hunt into your curriculum?

About the Author

Lauren Hodson is a middle school visual and computer art educator in Plymouth, Massachusetts. As a mentor teacher and professional development presenter, Lauren is passionate about creativity and making art accessible for everyone. Her passions in STEAM and Arts Integration are at the root of her goal to collaborate with classroom teachers everywhere.