Thanksgiving STEM and Activities

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Pencils to Pigtails
Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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This Thanksgiving resource is packed with STEM projects, writing prompts, crafts, informational text, games, and more! It is the ONLY one you will ever need to prepare your students for Thanksgiving!

This resource provides the perfect way to work on early writing skills, learn about the First Thanksgiving, complete STEM projects, work on differentiated writing prompts, and more.

There is so much in this resource that it is difficult to explain it all!

You will find the following:

  • Photo Instructions from my classroom
  • The First Thanksgiving Informational Book in color or black & white
  • Individual Paper Books for students to complete & take home
  • Class Books in color or black & white - Students write about what they are thankful for. (We love to staple this book and place it in our class library!)
  • Word Wall Cards in color or black & white (Perfect to introduce the topic and for students to reference as needed during writing assignments or assignments
  • Find the Turkeys Game - My students love this one and it is the perfect way to practice sight words, number identification, or naming objects.
  • Differentiated Writing Prompts with or without dotted lines
  • Describe the Drawing Writing (with or without dotted lines)
  • Page Topper Craft with in color or black and white - turkey head and wings holding the writing assignment
  • Eat More... Craft - Students color & cut out the turkey and complete a sign with "Eat more..." written on in
  • Thanksgiving Dinner STEM project, planning sheets, and reflection sheets
  • Hide the Turkey STEAM project, planning sheets, and reflection sheets
  • Unique Whole Class Labeling Craft in color or black and white
  • Headbands (male & female turkey, Indian feathers, or pilgrim hat)
  • Counting Feathers Hallway Display Craft - Perfect way to practice writing numbers and number words!

Be sure to check out the thumbnails and preview to get an up-close look at the beautiful format and engaging activities included

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.


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