Thanksgiving theme activities for Pre-K and Preschool. Literacy, math, printables, book lists and more!
Thanksgiving Literacy Activities
Thanksgiving Beginning Sounds Game
Students will identify the beginning sound of each picture and attach a clothespin with the correct letter to the corresponding picture.
There is also a black and white recording sheet included with this activity. The beginning sounds game is available in the Thanksgiving theme bundle below.
Thanksgiving Rhyming Game
Your kids are going to have fun playing this fun, whole group game. They’ll love practicing the repetitive rhyming sentences, then finding their rhyming partner. The Thanksgiving rhyming game is available in the Thanksgiving theme bundle below.
Your little learners will have a blast identifying the pictures and the number of syllables in each word, matching the pictures to the correct plate.The Thanksgiving syllable activity is available in the Thanksgiving theme bundle below.
The predictable text in this pocket chart set will help your students learn concepts of print such as left to right directionality, return sweep, one-to-one correspondence, and more. This activity is available in the Thanksgiving theme bundle below.
Thanksgiving Emergent Reader
The predictable text in this book is designed to support your emergent readers. Use this book to reinforce concepts of print such as words are separated by spaces, left to right and top to bottom, written words match spoken words, common sight words, and more. The Thanksgiving Emergent Reader is available in the Thanksgiving theme bundle below.
Thanksgiving Word Cards
The printable word cards can be used to expand vocabulary in a pocket chart or on a word wall; they are available in the Thanksgiving theme bundle below.
Thanksgiving Alphabet Activity
This activity includes both upper and lower case versions in black and white or color.
Students will take turns drawing a card, identifying the letter, and marking it on their recording sheet.
The activity also includes two recording sheets, one for uppercase letters and one for lowercase letters and is available in the Thanksgiving theme bundle below. This activity also includes two black and white recording sheets, one for uppercase letters and one for lowercase letters.
Thanksgiving Visual Discrimination
These mats offer your little learners a variety of different ways to practice visual discrimination skills, a pre-requisite for alphabet fluency. Get your Thanksgiving visual discrimination mats in the Thanksgiving theme bundle below.
Thanksgiving Math Activities
Thanksgiving Graphing Activity
Make data collection fun with this hands-on graphing activity!
Your kids will enjoy rolling the pocket cube and recording their rolls on their recording sheets. The Thanksgiving graphing activity is available in both black and white and color in the Thanksgiving bundle below.
Thanksgiving Patterning Activity
Help your students develop logical thought and reasoning skills with this patterning activity. There are 3 black and white worksheets included for assessment purposes. The Thanksgiving patterning activity is available in the Thanksgiving bundle below.
Thanksgiving Counting Book
This easy to assemble book helps reinforce numeral recognition, number sense and counting skills. The Thanksgiving 1-5 counting book is available in the Thanksgiving bundle below.
Thanksgiving Spin and Cover
Your students will love spinning the spinner and covering the matching pictures. There are five different spinner games included for your convenience; numeral, tally marks, dice, matching same, and matching shapes. The Thanksgiving spin and cover activities are available in the Thanksgiving bundle below.
Thanksgiving Roll and Cover
Your kids will enjoy rolling the dice and covering the matching pictures. There are two different roll and cover games included so you can differentiate the activity to meet the needs of your individual students; 1-3, and 1-6. The Thanksgiving roll and cover activities are available in the Thanksgiving bundle below.
Thanksgiving Numeral Identification Game
This game is available (in black and white or color) in the Thanksgiving Bundle located in the printables section below.
The Numeral Identification game can be played using numbers 1-10 or numbers 1-20 depending on your student’s ability levels.
The playing cards are available in black and white and color for your convenience.
Also included are two printable recording sheets in black and white, one for each version of the game.
Thanksgiving Number Sense Activity
Your students will identify the numeral on the wheel and match the cards with the correct quantities to the wheels. The Thanksgiving number sense activity is available in the Thanksgiving bundle below.
Thanksgiving Number Puzzle
Do your kids need help putting numbers in order? These Thanksgiving number puzzles include a version that focuses on numbers 1-5 and another version that focuses on numbers 1-10. Choose the version that best meets the needs of your students for differentiation purposes. The number puzzles are available in the Thanksgiving bundle below.
Thanksgiving Board Game
Can you help the horse find the way to Grandmother’s house? The Thanksgiving board game is available in the Thanksgiving bundle below.
Thanksgiving Races Game
The races game will help build number sense and one to one correspondence skills. Your students will roll a dice and move their playing piece towards grandmother’s house. The Thanksgiving races game is available in the Thanksgiving bundle below.
Thanksgiving Same and DifferentPrintables
Get these Thanksgiving same and different printable task cards are available on the blog here.
Fun Thanksgiving Activities
Printable Dramatic Play Thanksgiving Feast Mini-Kit
The printable Thanksgiving mini dramatic play kit is available in the Thanksgiving bundle below.
Classroom Recipes: Turkey Snacks for Kids
Get the recipes for 2 super easy Thanksgiving snacks kids can make in your classroom on the blog HERE.
Find the details about this pumpkin pie craft on the blog here.
Pumpkin Play Dough
Get the recipe to make this super easy, 2 ingredient play dough on the blog HERE.
Coffee Filter Turkey
Have each child color a coffee filter using Crayola watercolor markers. Next, spray the coffee filters gently with water. The colors will bleed together to create a beautiful tail for your turkey. Next, cut large brown circles of construction paper for the turkey’s body. Cut another smaller brown circle for the head. When dry, glue the coffee filter on the white paper, then the body, and finally the head.
Pumpkin Pie in a Cup
The pumpkin pie in a cup printable recipe is available in the Thanksgiving bundle below. You can find the pumpkin pie in a cup recipe on the blog here.
The perfect way to teach your little learners about sharing for Thanksgiving! Read all about this activity on the blog HERE.
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