In this post: Talk about Thanksgiving in Spanish using our themed worksheets, activities and many other thematic resources. 

Before you know it Thanksgiving will be here! It’s a holiday we all look forward to as it’s the perfect time to reflect on all we have to be grateful for and show gratitude in a number of ways. 

Spanish worksheets for Thanksgiving

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It’s also a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family, make new memories and even practice your Spanish lessons. Llamitas provides culturally authentic Spanish materials for children in Preschool and Elementary.

So get started with the loads of resources and useful vocabulary we’ll be sharing in today’s post and you’ll be ready just in time for Thanksgiving.

Related post: La familia: Spanish Lessons about Family

How do you say Happy Thanksgiving in Spanish?

You can use any of the following phrases:  

  • Feliz día de acción de gracias – Happy Thanksgiving
  • Te deseo un feliz día de acción de gracias – I wish you a happy Thanksgiving
  • Saludos de acción de gracias – Thanksgiving greetings

Other general ways to express thanks include: 

  • Muchas gracias – Thanks a lot
  • Estoy agradecido – I’m grateful
  • Gracias por todo – Thanks for everything
  • Doy gracias por  _________ – I am thankful for _________

The vocabulary table below will also be useful when it comes to talking about Thanksgiving as well as the season of fall. Many of these are available for FREE in our Freebie Library!

Spanish  English
pavo turkey
girasol sunflower
calabaza pumpkin
pastel de calabaza pumpkin pie
vela candle
manzana apple
tarta de manzana apple pie
hongo mushroom
hoja leaf
castaña chestnut
bellota acorn
bayas berries
piña pine cone 
búho owl
maíz corn
nativo native
espantapájaros scarecrow

Spanish Worksheets about Thanksgiving

Our Spanish seasonal unit on Thanksgiving is the ideal digital resource to dive even further into this topic while having fun. 

Thanksgiving in Spanish

The Día de Acción de Gracias (Thanksgiving) thematic unit includes craft, vocabulary practice, tracing, matching activities, flashcards and coloring pages. For games, enjoy playing spot the difference, guess who and I Spy as well as finding your way to the end of the maze. 

The unit also comes with a music playlist and is beautifully illustrated in your favorite fall colors. Head over to our curriculum shop to get yours! Right now you can save $30 by purchasing the bundle complete with 7 Llamitas Spanish seasonal and holiday units.

Spanish Books about Thanksgiving

  1. La Gratitud es mi Superpoder by Alicia Ortego

With the help of a ‘magic rock’, Betsy learns the valuable lesson that happiness can be found in the simple things both big and small that occur every day. There’s also a gratitude journal to help you in giving thanks and practicing positive thinking.

  1. ¡Gracias, Omu! by Oge Mora

Enjoy this heartwarming story of how one woman’s generosity was recognized and rewarded by her community. 

  1. Gracias el Pavo de Thanksgiving by Joy Cowley

What happens when Miguel gets too attached to the turkey he was meant to be fattening up just in time for Thanksgiving? Read until the end to find out. 

  1. ¿Pavo Por La Cena De Gracias? by Alma Flor Ada

This story brings together the unlikely pairing of a spider and a turkey. Learn how they worked together and found a unique way for the turkey to avoid being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.

  1. El Pavo que se olvidó cómo hacer Glu-Glú by Alexis H. Purcell

When Joey the turkey forgot how to gobble, his friends at the barnyard all came together to help. Read aloud and practice your animal sounds with this fun story! 

  1. Gracias / Thanks by Pat Mora

Join this young boy as he reflects on the everyday things he is most thankful for. What are you grateful for? Think about it then try creating a list of your own entirely in Spanish.

Continue learning and reading with our round-up of fall-themed Spanish books for kids.

Thanksgiving Songs in Spanish

  1. Thank you, Gracias

From sunny skies and flowers to friends and so much more, this bilingual song by Canticos will remind you of just how much you have to be grateful for.

  1. Canción de pavo

What sound does a turkey make? Gobble gobble gobble! Follow along and get moving with this upbeat song. 

  1. Gracias

This song is on the slower side and can be a great way to end your day while reflecting on all that you’re thankful for. 

  1. Día de acción de gracias

Give thanks for your friends, family, teachers and more! Sing along to both the Spanish and English versions using the lyrics in the description box. 

  1. Dar las gracias

Discover the power and benefits of giving thanks. This one may put your pronunciation skills to the test but it’s great for more advanced learners. 

Spanish Homeschool Curriculum

All our programs at Llamitas Spanish are rooted in thematic learning and include varied activities to accommodate different learning styles. Determine which of our curriculum levels is best suited for your child in order to get started by taking our placement quiz

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  • Is a beginner at learning Spanish
  • Is between 3 – 6 years old
  • Needs a solid foundation in the basics

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  • Has already completed Level 1
  • Or is in Grade levels 1-3 or approximately ages 7-10 and an intermediate Spanish or native speaker
  • Is ready to develop their biliteracy skills

Both programs include bilingual scripts and are beautifully illustrated, easy to facilitate at home and rooted in Hispanic literature and music.

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