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Thanksgiving Math Centers for First Grade

Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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65 pages
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You know what Thanksgiving means...time to bring out the turkey, the football, and some roomier pants! Before the holiday comes, help your students grow and stretch their math skills with these 10 Thanksgiving themed math centers. They are Common Core aligned and cover many necessary 1st grade skills. You could also use these activities to differentiate for advanced Kindergarteners or struggling 2nd graders. Check out the freebie in the preview! You can also view additional pictures in this blog post.

Centers Included:
- Eating Up Word Problems (Addition word problems: 4 result unknown problems, 4 addend unknown problems, 4 three addend problems)
- Pilgrim Sort by Sum (Sorting addition equations into sums of 5, 8, or 10.)
- Jumping Pumpkins (Using a number line to solve addition and subtraction problems within 10.)
- Gobbling Up Place Value (Matching base ten blocks with numbers, uses numbers up to 65)
- Count On Your Feathered Friends (Using the counting up strategy to add 2 digit and 1 digit numbers)
- Turkey Lurkey Measurement (Measuring with non-standard units)
- Gobble Gobble Graphing (Creating a graph, analyzing and interpreting data)
- Fill It Up! Pattern Block Shapes (Finding different ways to fill a hexagon)
- 2D and 3D Shape Sort (Sorting 2D and 3D shapes)
- Gobbling Up Fractions (Sorting fractions, uses 1/2 and 1/4)


You can find the other months of my seasonally themed math centers here!

Fall Math Centers

Thanksgiving Math Centers

Christmas Math Centers

Winter Math Centers

Valentine’s Day Math Centers

St. Patrick’s Day Math Centers

Earth Day Math Centers


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Thanks so much!

- Katy

The Common Core Standards were developed and written by the NGA.
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.
Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.


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