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Thanksgiving Feast Word Play: How Many Words Can You Make?

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By searching for smaller words in bigger words, children have fun while exploring word families and spelling patterns. Encourage students to look for patterns (e.g., fan, tan, van).

Students will see how many words they can find in Thanksgiving Feast.

You will have to decide on certain rules for the game. For instance, you may or may not want to allow plurals. I suggest allowing them, because it helps students to become aware of word endings. Here are some other possible rules:

• No names allowed (too many variations!)
• Set a time limit.
• Decide whether you want to allow Thanksgiving and feast.
• If you want to score, you can possibly give a student a point for any word they have that no one else thought of. Or you could use the number of letters in the word for points.
• I suggest you use this activity with the whole group. Print the worksheet double-sided.


→Worksheet pages with columns for word length
→Sample Answer Keys
→Brief directions

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