Get your class ready for Thanksgiving with these fun activities! Purchase this lesson plan for seven different activities you can use as whole group activities, individual worksheets, math centers, or literacy centers. These activities teach the following skills:
-Fine Motor Skills
1. Mayflower Book
Students color and complete this mini-book, adapted from Bill Martin, Jr.'s book, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear."
2. Thanksgiving Word Worksheet
Students discover vowels, consonants, and syllables.
3. Fall Compound Words
Cards featuring compound words may be used for large group instruction, pocket chart activity, or literacy center game. Two options are included: one set featuring the compound word's corresponding picture, the other set featuring a picture of the mayflower on every card above the compound word (for a more challenging option).
4. Turkey Math Mats
Students use manipulatives to complete math facts or display numbers.
5. "What's For Thanksgiving Dinner?" Graph
Students may use either the spinner or dice template included to record data on a graph.
6. "The Legend of Bluebonnet"
A graphic organizer to accompany the book, "The Legend of Bluebonnet" by Tomie dePaola
7. Word Family Feathers
Students cut and paste letter feathers to complete words in the "-am", "-at", "-ap", "-it", "-ot", and "-op" families.
Each activity follows a Thanksgiving theme, including Pilgrims, Indians, turkeys, and other fall graphics and content, implementing the holiday to engage your students in learning!