Grade 3-5, K-2
On-Demand Webinar

Hurray for Turkey Day! Fun Econ Lessons and Activities for the Elementary Classroom

Time: 60 mins,
Presenter: Lynne Stover


In this webinar teachers will:

  • Explore the concept of the value of using children’s literature to engage the students’ interest in cultural events.
  • Connect the concepts of markets, entrepreneurship, choices, decision-making, and productive resources to the featured titles.
  • Consider the cross curricular possibilities of the topic as related to the social sciences and creative problem solving.
  • Work through the activity-based lessons and become familiar with some of the methods used to present these lessons and activities.
  • Review an annotated bibliography listing children’s books that contain economic concepts dealing with Thanksgiving titles featuring economic concepts.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.


Everyone loves Turkey Day. Well, everyone but the turkey! Discover picture books that celebrate food, family, and fun while showcasing relatable economic concepts. Markets are meaningful and unintended consequences are hilarious as the students learn quick lessons to prepare them for a favorite holiday. Featured Titles Include: • Duck for Turkey Day by Jacqueline Jules [Markets & Choices] • A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting [Productive Resources] • The Great Turkey Race by Steve Metzger [Unintended Consequences] • Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano [Substitutes] • ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey [Trade-offs, Decision-Making] • Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet [Entrepreneurship]