This Thanksgiving packet can be used with your whole kindergarten or first grade class, with small groups, or in math and literacy centers. You'll get...
1. Seventeen Thanksgiving "Edu-Turkeys!" These fun flap-tivities are differentiated to meet your kindergarten and first grade students' diverse needs. They teach ABC's; counting; and addition/subtraction to 5, 10, and 20. I've included a template so that you can teach your children anything and everything using this fun format.
2. Seven original Thanksgiving songs, poems and finger-plays that cover the history of Thanksgiving, reasons to be thankful, new vocabulary, and links to math (e.g., counting to 10 and counting by 10's). NOTE: Based on customer feedback, I just turned these into mini-books! You will see emergent-to-advanced options, with varying levels of artwork. I will add more artwork soon!
3. Lots of fun Thanksgiving turkey craftivity ideas, along with an additional public domain poem.
4. Instructions for writing Thanksgiving stories with your class. I've included a sample (slightly modified) from my own room.
5. Thanksgiving literature suggestions (related to craftivities).
6. Thanksgiving cut-outs in full-color and black-and-white. Students can use them when telling or writing stories as illustrations, or as Popsicle stick puppets.
7. Thanksgiving stationery: Choose to use lined and unlined versions.
***Also available from my "Miss Jenny's Edutunes" store: My all-time favorite "Thanksgiving Writing Craftivity"
about why we're thankful for nature, along with another literature connection.
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On this product, someone asked for mini-books...I made them. Someone asked for more graphics...I'm working on it. Someone asked for colorful Edu-Turkeys...You'll have them soon. This file went from 45 pages to 100 pages in one year based on customers' requests. I'm happy to take all requests to make it better and better for you every year. You can write to me personally any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENJOY, and Happy Thanksgiving!