From memories from my own childhood, to memories I have made with my own children (and now grandchildren), to memories I have made with thousands of kindergarten children, celebrating the traditions of Thanksgiving will never get old.
Make it More Fun With Music
I love the great Thanksgiving songs that are intertwined with those memories such as these:
There are so many great activities, videos, books, and songs that make the season a memory builder as well as a great vehicle for teaching academic and life skills.
Our Thanksgiving Unit is stuffed full of great ideas. This Thanksgiving unit is divided into areas of literature, media, music, art, literacy activities, math activities, worksheets, science activities, creative writing, word wall words, and guided reading. The activities are clearly written, easy to use, and need limited amounts of preparation.
Hop To It: Identifying Letters and Sounds
Turkey Lurkey: Producing and Generating Rhymes.
Turkey Twist: Kinesthetic Practice With Letter Recognition
Dinner Rush: Naming & Generating Beginning Sounds
Thanksgiving Races: Developing Fluency
Turkey Guesses: Making Estimates
A Feast For All: Counting Objects to Show Physical Representation of Numbers
Thanksgiving Feast: Counting Forward From a Given Number in a Set of 10
The Turkey Dance: Identifying Numbers and Recording Results.
Thanksgiving Parade: Ordering 1-10 Ten Frames
The Turkey Bowl: Comparing Groups of Objects
Gobble Gobble Gobble
5 Fat Turkeys
I Like Turkey
A Very Fine Turkey
Writing Prompts/Word Wall (Style Choices)
I am Thankful For
Thanksgiving Word Wall
Easy Construct Pilgrim
Draw a Turkey
Guided Reading Books:
Pilgrim Kids: Compare and Contrast Facts
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