Here are a collection of Thanksgiving resources you might want to use with your kids the next few days:
ED has really been enjoying dot-to-dots. I thought these printables from Busy Bee Kids Printables were really cute and wanted to mention them if you are interested.
Color the Turkey: A handwriting activity from Rowdy in Room 300
This is a game I played with the older kids when they were in preschool; time to bring it out for ED!! I got the turkey print outs from mathwire.com. I used some craft cubes and wrote numbers on the dice, 0-5 on two and 6-11 on the others. It was good practice counting for my preschooler. I made the spinner using a template online which I printed on cardstock and glued on cardboard. I put a brad through (it’s sticking up a bit) and used one of the laminated turkey feathers which I cut down to size, and put a hole punch as the spinner’s arrow. I wrote in “odd,” “even,” “less” and “more.”
Thanksgiving Pattern Activity from Mathwire.com:
Take turns rolling a die and covering the apples. See who covers all their apples first! If your child is older, use 2 dice and add the numbers together.
Here are some other places you can find Thanksgiving materials for preschoolers:
- 1+1+1 — Thanksgiving Preschool Pack
- Thanksgiving Preschool Pack from Our Little Monkeys
- Preschool or Kindergarten Thanksgiving Pack from Homeschool Creations
For older kids there are some fall themed skip-counting sheets over at Print Activities. There is skip counting pages — 1s through 5s. Plus they have word scrambles, mazes and more:
This is a set of free contraction cards I made with squirrels and acorns: Contraction Matching Practice Cards- He’s They’re Can’t I’m etc.
I love these Thanksgiving Analogies by Rachel Lynette over at Teachers Pay Teachers. I’ll have LD and DD work through these during collection (our group time).
- Free Fall Math Game Board – Use this game board for any type of math fact practice. Players move around the board until one person lands on the WIN space. My oldest used this to add positive and negative numbers… but you can use this for number recognition, easy addition, subtraction or multiplication problems.
I also made some new skip counting mazes for my daughter to practice her 2s, 3s and 5s
- Free Fall Skip Counting Pages – Another set of free fall skip counting pages:
I also made some Thanksgiving themed Number Family Sheets and basic addition matching (turkey to feather)
You might be interested in this related post: Fall and Thanksgiving Math Packs and Games which includes links to lots of games such as a multiplication 5-in-a-row game, a fraction magic square, fraction cards, a mental-math board game, addition punch cards, a math pack and more.
Don’t miss this more recent post: Free Fall-Themed Packets for Ages 3-6 (PreK-Gr. 1) with links to more than a dozen free Thanksgiving and Fall-Themed packets and printables I’ve come across like this one from 3 Dinosaurs:
That’s about it for today. See you again soon here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page. ~Liesl
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Since it’s the holiday season, you might like to check out this Peanut Butter Bar Recipe. It’s one of our favorites!
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- Rocks and Minerals Packet: A free packet which was made partly for my daughter who was in preschool and partly for my older two who were in elementary.
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