These fun Turkey and Thanksgiving activities are perfect for the days prior to Thanksgiving!
I have lots of books about Thanksgiving, but really like the Brainpopjr.com video about Thanksgiving, which is currently one of their free videos!
Then, I have included an original poem and a Turkey in Disguise project!
The students read the original poem, and then disguise their turkey using paper, pom poms, whatever you want to pull out of the closet for them to use.
Then, they write a letter to someone convincing them that they are NOT a turkey, but actually the thing they are disguising them as.
Also included is an “I am Thankful for the small things” activity. Materials and instructions are provided for students to write about some of the small things they are thankful for (scissors, paper etc). It’s a fun way to think outside of the box. I like to follow up my studies of the Pilgrims and Mayflower with this activity, when the students realize how different life was for the Pilgrims.
The writing pages shown above would also be great for doing any kind of Thanksgiving writing.
Thanksgiving Word Work!
Included is a practice page, and spinner/ bump game for each of the short vowels. They are all CVC words for this portion, which makes them great for kindergarten or first grade. I have also included a spinner and bump game for digraphs.
Finally, I have included some more spinners, but with numbers! These are great because the spinners are differentiated with numbers, and the recording sheets are also differentiated! This way you can choose the spinner and recording sheet just right for your students!