Thanksgiving Themed Menu Using Imagery


Thanksgiving figurative language just got more fun and engaging with this Thanksgiving activity for middle school or high school students! Have your students practice imagery by analyzing the menus from their favorite restaurant and using it to help them create their own Thanksgiving menu using imagery to describe their favorite Thanksgiving foods!

See the Product Description below for more details!

Students will:

  • Learn how to define imagery and identify the five senses.
  • Practice identifying examples of imagery by analyzing the menu from their favorite restaurant!
  • Create their own Thanksgiving party menu describing their favorite foods using imagery!

Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides




Lesson Pages

1. Two pages of Teacher Directions

2. Warm-Up

  • Focuses on defining imagery, identifying the five senses and examples of descriptive words used to describe food.

3. Info Sheet detailing the types of imagery and the five senses.

  • Visual – Sight
  • Olfactory – Smell
  • Gustatory – Taste
  • Tactile – Touch
  • Auditory – Hearing
  • Kinesthetic – Movement
  • Organic – Emotion

4. List of 64 attention grabbing words to describe food, to help students create their menu!

5. Worksheet for students to analyze the menu of their favorite restaurant, identifying examples of imagery and the sense(s) being appealed to

6. Rubric for students to use to create their own menu using imagery

7. Menu Templates

  • There are three different versions:
    • Food only
    • Beverage and food
    • Dessert only
  • Each version includes:
    • Black and white
    • Version for students to color in and decorat
    • Multi-colored version


File Type: PDF & Google Slides

Editable: No

Total Pages: 27

Content Pages: 20



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