Students write things that they are thankful for in each letter. Challenge older students to think of at least 1 or 2 things that begin with that letter. i.e. inside the letter F you might write: food, family, friends, freedom etc.
These make a quick, easy, and simple independent center activity, that students can transition to after they complete their morning table-top lessons. I've included templates that students can color, cut and glue, + a blank one, where children glue their photo to the face of the Pilgrim.
I think your students will really enjoy making a Native American headband while playing the shape game. Children take turns spinning; whatever shape they land on, they glue it to the middle of their headband. To incorporate writing, have students write something that they are thankful for that is that color under the shapes. They can also write a fact they learned about the Wampanoag people on the feather.
Students write something that they are thankful for on each leaf. There are several options for making this fall writing-prompt wreath. Adding a school photo as well as some glitter, gives them that finishing touch. These make a wonderful November bulletin board too. This packet will be FREE for an entire year! Woo hoo. After which time, it will be up-dated and put in my TpT shop.
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Your room will smell delicious when you make these acorns that are sprinkled with ground cinnamon & /or ground cloves. Practice name writing with the glitter acorns. Both make cute borders for your November bulletin board featuring student work.
Print off these activity placemats, for your students to fill-in, while they wait for your school Thanksgiving feast, or have them complete it as a fun activity the day before break, so they can take it home and use it on their own table. This is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Click on the link to zip on over & grab your copy today: Thanksgiving Placemat.
The paper plate body acts like a dustpan; the 1/4th of the plate is the "wing" that acts like a broom. Children sweep the crumbs off the table onto Gabby, their turkey gobbler, and then into the garbage. My Y5's LOVED making these and couldn't wait to try them out.
Practice fine motor skills and review rhyming, with this sweet turkey poem craftivity. I've also included a scissor snipping turkey for even more fine motor fun. You can also have students write what they are thankful for on the feathers.
I hope you enjoy these photographs of my visit to Plimoth Plantation's Wampanoag Village. Feel free to use them in a slide show, or print, laminate and collate into a class picture book or display on a bulletin board.
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