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Thanksgiving Art, Literacy, and Math Activities - Common Core Aligned Math

This 147 page packet is a cornucopia of Thanksgiving activities.


Math Activities:

There are four different types of math activities aligned to the common core standards.

Turkey Feather Math Craft: The turkey feather math craft activity comes in three levels of varying difficulty. One level includes a word problem with missing sums or addends. This activity also includes a number bond version to complement EngageNY.

Ways to Make Five - Students will use a five frame to find all the ways to make five.

Ways to make Ten - Students will use a ten frame to find all the ways to make ten.

Turkey Domino Fact Families - Students will place a domino on a turkey themed work-mat. Then they will find the parts and whole of the domino. They will complete all the related facts.

Thanksgiving Graphing - Students will create a classroom graph based on their favorite foods to eat on Thanksgiving. They will tally and graph the results. Then they will analyze their data.

All activities can be used as math centers and math center cards are included.

Literacy Activities:

Thanksgiving Schema Chart Cards

Thanksgiving Flash Cards

Build a Word - "pie" page, "eat" page, and "Thanksgiving" page.

The First Thanksgiving Story - Students will read and illustrate the First Thanksgiving Story. To increase the difficulty, the teacher could have the students sequence the story pages.

If We Couldn't Eat Turkey for Thanksgiving Writing Prompt - After the teacher reads the students Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' the students will write about what they would eat for Thanksgiving if they could not eat turkey.

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Foods - Students will write about their favorite Thanksgiving foods. They can use the file folder word wall to support their writing.

Who Will Carve the Thanksgiving Turkey? - After the teacher reads Who Will Carve the Turkey, the students will brainstorm animals that could carve a Thanksgiving turkey and write about them.

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie - After listening to the story, the students will sequence the events and color them.

Fall or Thanks Acrostic Poem - Students complete an acrostic poem. Suggested mentor texts are included in links.

Thankful Word Sort - Students will sort th words and words ending in -ank.

Thanksgiving Then and Now Sort - Teacher will provide the students will oversized construction paper. The students or the teacher will draw a Venn diagram on it. Then the students will take the worksheet and cut out the picture-word cards to see which part of the Venn Diagram they belong on: Then, Now, or Both.

Listening Response Sheet for Thanksgiving Mice

Thankful Turkey Worksheet - Write four things you are thankful for on a turkey's feathers

Thankful Turkey Craft - Write what you are thankful for on turkey feathers (can be printed on color construction paper or printed on white and colored in). Then use the turkey body from the math center craft to create a turkey.

Thanksgiving Buddy Reading Log - students will read a Thanksgiving themed book and complete the buddy reading log.

Craft Projects:

Pilgrim Boy and Girl Face Craft - Students will use wire hangers and knee-high pantyhose to create pilgrim boy or girl hanging crafts.

Turkey Headdress: Students will follow the directions on a pocket chart or the sheet provided to create a turkey headdress.

Hand and Footprint Turkey - Students will trace their foot and their hand to create a turkey craft.

Walnut Turkey - students will glue a walnut and hazelnut together and add some leaves and other details to create a cute little turkey. These make great place card holders for Thanksgiving.


File Folder Word Walls with Pictures - Food, Fruit and Vegetable, Cooking, and Thanksgiving

Certificates - Three versions of "Your Teacher is Thankful for you because..." One version just says "I am thankful for you because" and can be used by students. I have also included a list of suggestions as for what to write.

Parent Letter - This non-editable letter is asks the parents for donations.

Thanksgiving Feast Sign up List

Parent Thanksgiving Feast Invitation

I hope this packet helps you and your students celebrate Thanksgiving.

Happy Teaching!

-Erica Bohrer

Please, go to my Thanksgiving posts to see photos of this packet:

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