Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s time to plan activities accordingly that are engaging and effective. Having engaging lessons and activities planned will help keep the holiday crazies away, and students will remember them because they are FUN! Here are my top ten Thanksgiving themed resources!
This short informational passage about turkeys is perfect for reading with young students.
Add a Thanksgiving twist to all of your math centers. Students love these simple games and activities that provide practice with important math concepts.
This is just about the easiest craft in the world, and it’s the perfect opportunity for emergent writers to write what they are thankful for.
This math activity gets students up and moving! They will be highly engaged searching for the pictures you’ve posted around the room, and they will get to practice their counting skills while they’re at it.
Another interactive center! Students love to wear fun glasses and headbands as they search for the posted words with their clipboards.
It’s the holidays. You’re going to need some simple, no-prep activities to get you through!
Students love putting the feathers on the turkeys to create CVC words! The simple recording sheets help students show that they’re on task in this station.
If you study what life was like long ago, students will LOVE seeing how butter can be made by just shaking heavy cream in a jar! This craftivity lets them share their process.
This close reading lesson uses a Thanksgiving poem, which is perfect to pair with the All About Turkeys close reading above.
If you don’t do a daily problem solving journal with your students, now is a perfect time to start. These easy prompts can be cut and glued into notebooks so that you don’t have to take precious time coming up with math problems!
I hope I’ve made your life a little easier this November! Happy Planning!