I ate too much On Thanksgiving Day! Cut a toilet paper roll in half and hot glue it to the back of the body section to enable the turkey to stand up. Pretend he has 2 eyes, a poem on his tummy and a colorful napkin sticking up behind his head. At least you get a visual—kind of!
Turkey Time Traditions with Mrs. Warm cozy sweaters, hot chocolate and lots of time with family, make November a special time of year. Here at the Elementary Entourage we want to share some of our favorite traditions both in and out of the classroom.
First up I thought I'd share some of my favorite Thanksgiving picture books.
Teaching about Thanksgiving in the primary classroom can be tough, but to help my students understand tough concepts I always find that a great children's book can work wonders.
Next I want to share an easy math activity that is low prep and great for both geometry and number sense. These are great for practicing symmetry, shape id and counting and are really easy to make.
All you need to do is cut out a few turkey bodies I wasn't feeling my freehand turkey drawing, so I used some adorable Creative Clips clip art.
Tape the bodies to the table so they don't drive your kids crazy moving all over the place. Next give your students pattern blocks to create feathers. You can discuss symmetry and have them make symmetrical feathers or not, its up to you.
Then you can have students count how many of each shape they used and record on the sheet below. You can grab the printable sheet and turkey bodies here for FREE. If you really want to test your students' geometry skills you can even have them draw their turkey on the back of the page.
They always turn out a little off, but it is great for really paying close attention to shape attributes and positions. If you are looking for more Thanksgiving activities for math and literacy I have a few resources that you may want to check out:Thanksgiving Worksheet for Kindergarten -Free Activity - Trace, cut and paste the word family onto the turkey!
Great for First grade too! A fun Thanksgiving activity for the kids based on the book 'Turkey Trouble'. Grades in which Turkey Trouble is Assigned No educators have yet completed this "grades used" section of the Literary Text Complexity Qualitative Measures Rubric for Turkey Trouble, where they share what grades this text is assigned.
To begin this review lesson, I use the Turkey Match Up.
They are included as a PDF with this lesson Print the cards on a colored printer and if possible, laminate for durability. read turkey trouble and did wanted writing activity Mrs Jump's class: Activities for Thanksgiving Fantastic First Grade Froggies: Turkey in Disguise Thanksgiving library centers will make you and your students thankful for such colorful, engaging activities!
Spoiler Alert: My favorite activity is #3.I love reading the two books Turkey Trouble and 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving (both about eating turkeys for Thanksgiving) and then comparing and contrasting the two books about the same topic.
The kids eat it up, no pun intended. I like to follow that activity up with an opinion writing piece found in my November Writing Activities where the.