Are you looking for engaging, Thanksgiving themed ideas for your class? These common core aligned centers and activities would be the perfect addiction to any unit! There are 15 Math and Literacy activities created to teach about Thanksgiving while reinforcing many skills. Here’s what’s included:
Turkey disguise – family letter and turkey template to disguise
Turkey Trot – Students will read and answer turkey trivia questions. When the teacher says “trot,” students will get up and go to the next seat to answer that question. Answers provided.
Label That Turkey – turkey labeling with word box
Terrific Turkeys – planning, outline and publishing papers for a nonfiction turkey paragraph
I Have, Who Has? – game and recording sheet using Thanksgiving vocabulary words
The First Thanksgiving – mini-book about the first Thanksgiving. Room to draw and lined pages included.
Wonderful Words – Student will use the letters in “Happy Thanksgiving” to make as many words as possible. They will record their answers on the response sheet.
Thinking Thanksgiving – Students will put the Thanksgiving words in alphabetical order and record their answers on the response sheet.
Stuffing Sort – Students will read and separate the Thanksgiving words into nouns and verbs. They will record their answers on the response sheet.
Pilgrim Problems – Students will read and answer the Thanksgiving addition and subtraction word problems. They will show their work on the response sheet.
Turkey Tricks – Student will decide if each equation is true of false. They will sort the equations and record their answers.
Gobble, Gobble Graphing – Students will sort and graph the Thanksgiving pictures. They will analyze their data and record their answers on the response sheet.
Fact Family Feast – Students will use the 3 numbers to write 2 addition and 2 subtraction equations. They will record their answers on their recording sheet.
Thanksgiving Bump It! – Students will work with partners to spin and add the numbers. They will cover the total with their marker. Players will take turns spinning and try to get 5 in a row.
Turkey Double It! - Students will work with partners to spin and double the number. They will cover the total with their marker. Players will continue taking turns as they try to get 5 in a row.
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