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Thanksgiving Games by James Pickard
It’s turkey math time! Looking for a fun way for your youngest children to strengthen their number sense? Building these turkeys will do the trick. Kids will explore different number representations for 1-10. Great for ages preschool to first grade. Site includes the free printable.
If you want to make the Thanksgiving meal a little bit special at the kids table, print out these fun Thanksgiving Placemats. Three different “Happy Thanksgiving” placemats to color with some fall motifs such as leaves, acorns, and naturally, a fun looking turkey! All of the placemats have a fork, spoon and empty plate to have fun drawing their favorite meal.
November is the month of gratitude and thankfulness. Teach your children the importance of feeling thankful with a Lapbook. Kids work through the prewriting process and complete each component which is glued to a colorful folder. Makes a great keepsake!
Science is always a favorite subject and here’s a way to incorporate Thanksgiving activities for upper elementary grades! From floating and dancing cranberries to making bendable bones, there are a bunch of free downloadables and ideas for more Thanksgiving science fun.
This resource has a number of videos about Thanksgiving that are fun for kids to watch, including some from History Channel. Be sure and check out the Thanksgiving books read aloud, including Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving. And they have silly finger rhymes and dances too!