I finally got my Thanksgiving packet updated with a few new games and I got to use some of Krista Wallden's adorable Thanksgiving Buddies clipart! This packet has 13 games now and can be used for social studies, reading, writing, and math!! In case you are preparing your Thanksgiving themed centers, read below to see some of the games included.
We are continuing to work on recognizing and counting numbers. Students got to use feathers to add to these turkeys, which was a big hit! Be prepared to find pieces of feather everywhere! For the clothespin count & clip game, I put a dot on the back of the card behind the correct answer so they can be self-checking.
We also used these number puzzles to work on 1-1 correspondence!
It's time to introduce 2D and 3D shapes, so I made this simple sorting game. Students sort shape cards and cards with real life images. There is also a worksheet for students to cut/paste the images into the boats.missing number worksheets. I add them to sheet protectors so they can be in centers and used over and over.
To review beginning sounds some more, I made this simple matching game. My students also like to play this as memory too!
The students had so much fun with this sight word game! It is played like Old Maid and whoever was left with the "dinner" card lost. They weren't very good at keeping it a secret when they picked the "dinner" card from a friend.
I do scrambled sentences in my classroom all the time! The students love them and they work on so many skills! These boys were building 5 sentences about Thanksgiving and learning some new vocabulary such as Pilgrims and Native Americans which one boy kept calling it Navy Americans LOL!
I also always try to include an emergent reader into my centers. This gives students a chance to work on reading, hunt for sight words, and just take a relaxing break to color. I created 2 emergent readers for this month, and this "Hunting for Hats" has the turkey finding different color of hats.
I've been doing the disguise a turkey project ever since I started teaching. It's one of my favorite bulletin boards to do because it gets parents involved and the turkeys always turn out so dang cute! Some parents are very creative!! Like my title "Turkey Dressing"?? I got the pattern for these turkeys so many years ago, I can't even remember where. However, my friend Melissa has a really cute "Disguise a Turkey" product you can find here if you are looking for a turkey template.
How cute are these three turkeys!!!
Here's another bulletin board I like to put up in November about how to cook a turkey. It is really funny to see how the students think a turkey is made. Like my turkey in a pan?? I found this turkey hat a few years back in the Target dollar spot and knew I could use it for something.
I just had to share these two papers. In case you aren't a Kindergarten teacher that knows how to read this kind of writing, let me share what it says.
(left paper) First, grab them by the neck. Next, peck the feathers off. Then, put it in the oven. Cook at 20 degrees for 1 minute. Serve with soup.
(right paper) First, kill it. Next, take the bones out. Then, take the feathers off. Cook at 30 degrees for 10 minute. Serve with carrots.
If you want to see what other activities are included in my Thanksgiving Bundle, click here!