Here is a packet of fun language activities with a Thanksgiving theme. The activities are designed for students at a preschool/Kindergarten language level. The activities use some vocabulary that is specific to Thanksgiving and some more general fall vocabulary (leaf, rake, scarecrow, etc.) There are 38 pages of activities in this download. Here’s a detailed look at what you will get.
Pages 3-12: Turkey Feather Attribute- Students have to match descriptive statements to the correct Thanksgiving/Autumn object. There is a picture of a Thanksgiving/Autumn object on the body of each turkey and descriptive statements on each turkey feather. Students match the correct feathers to each Turkey. There are 12 different objects and 6 descriptive statements about each object. I also included a blank turkey and feathers so that you can add your own objects.
Pages 13-17: “wh” questions about Thanksgiving- There are “wh” questions about Thanksgiving and autumn written on cards with brown borders and answer cards with red borders that also contain a picture of the answer. 15 question cards and 15 answer cards.
Pages 18-20: Subjective Pronouns- Students complete the sentence on each card with the correct subjective pronoun (he, she, or they). Each card includes a picture related to Thanksgiving or autumn. 18 cards.
Pages 21-22: Similarities and Differences Cards- Each card shows pictures of 2 objects and asks students to compare/contrast the two objects. Some cards include a picture of 2 Thanksgiving objects and some contain one Thanksgiving object and one non-Thanksgiving object. 12 cards.
Pages 23-29: Turkey Positional Concepts Mini Reader- This cute book contains 12 pages that target different positional concepts. On each page, students should describe the location of the turkey in relation to another autumn object. On page 28, there are pictures to represent each positional concept. Your students can choose the correct picture and attach it to each page in the book.
Pages 30-36: Do You See that on Thanksgiving?- Each card asks students if they see a certain object on Thanksgiving. The cards either include a Thanksgiving object or something related to another holiday. There is a sentence strip on each card that says “Do you see ______ on Thanksgiving?” and a picture of the object. There are also sentence strips to help your students answer the question that say “Yes, I see ______ on Thanksgiving” or “No, I don’t see _____ on Thanksgiving.” 12 cards.
Pages 37-40: Thanksgiving Go Fish or Memory Cards- These cards contain pictures of Thanksgiving or autumn objects. You can use them to target vocabulary while playing memory or Go Fish. 18 pairs of cards.
Graphics from www.scrappindoodles.com and www.mycutegraphics.com
Activity created by Lauren Laur, CCC-SLP