Category: Holiday: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Homeschooling Through the Holidays

One of the most stressful things for me is having day after day of unexpected (or unanticipated) “lost” homeschool days when nothing gets done. I think that what bothers me is not that I don’t expect them this time of year, but that I don’t think about it and acknowledge them in advance.  Then I have this nagging feeling like I didn’t live up to some in-the-sky (my own!) expectations....

Thanksgiving Skip Counting Mazes 2s, 3s, 5s (Free)

Last week my daughter did several skip counting mazes and she asked for more. I whipped a few new sheets together for her… the turkey has to find his lost hat (and not wind up as dinner!). You can move in any direction including diagonally.  If you are interested you can download them and use them with your kids as well!  Enjoy! Thanksgiving Skip Counting Practice 2s 3s 5s If...

Free Fall and Thanksgiving Packets and Printables

I’m always SO grateful for the educators who share their materials for free!  I thought I would update a post from last year to include some new materials from around the web. This tot activity caught my eye — it’s very cute and is free over at Totschooling. Cute Turkey Math Game: The matching activity above reminded me of a game I played with all three of the kids when...

Thanksgiving Math – Free Basic Addition and Number Family Sheets

Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?! Here is another set of Thanksgiving-themed math sheets I made for my Kindergartner.  She is starting to work on number families and continues to work on very basic addition. If you are interested you can download the free Thanksgiving Number Family and Basic Addition Sheets here. It is 7 pages; Make 6 through Make 10 pages and two turkey-feather addition matching sheets. We’ll...

Thanksgiving Skip Counting Mazes 2s, 3s, 5s (Free)

Last week my daughter did several skip counting mazes and she asked for more. I whipped a few new sheets together for her… the turkey has to find his lost hat (and not wind up as dinner!). You can move in any direction including diagonally.  If you are interested you can download them and use them with your kids as well!  Enjoy! Thanksgiving Skip Counting Practice 2s 3s 5s If...

Fall and Thanksgiving Math Packs and Games (Free)

I’m always SO grateful for the educators who share their materials for free!  I was looking for some Thanksgiving themed math materials for my kids  and came across a number of free games and printables (most are from TeachersPayTeachers which you need to register (free) to be able to download). We have taken a number of pages for ED’s kindergarten math from Royal Baloo’s Thanksgiving Math Pack Use a hole...

Fall and Thanksgiving Themed Printable Activities (Free)

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. Fall and Thanksgiving Dot-to-Dots Color the Turkey: A handwriting activity from Rowdy in Room 300 Cute Turkey Math Game: This is a game I...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Top Left is by ED, Middle Top is by DD, Top Right says (from bottom to top Time To et Me — Time to eat me — by DD). Bottom cards are by LD. This past week we’ve been singing this lovely Thanksgiving song together called “Thanksgiving Day” by L. Maria Child during our collection time: Over the river and through the wood To grandfather’s house we go; The horse...

Our Thankful Tree

We’ve been reading, learning and doing activities relatedto (American) Thanksgiving this week. I found a tree thatlights up at the discount store (Mad Harry’s, which soundslike it’s like the “Dollar Tree” I always hear about online). Anyway, this week I printed out some leaves on differentcolored paper. The kids had to think about what theywere thankful for. Each day I wrote down one or two oftheir ideas on a leaf...

Thanksgiving Activities — Learning about Native Americans

Living where we do, our kids really don’t hear orlearn much about Native Americans. (On the otherhand, we have learned a lot on Aboriginal culture.)Anyway, this week I introduced them to some ofthe Native American tribes (in a VERY basic way). We read The Magic Tree House: Buffalo BeforeBreakfast. We watched the buffalo hunting scenein the movie, Dances With Wolves. And we pulledout some of the Native American items we...

Turkey Math Game

The kids have really enjoyed this game this week. I gotthe turkey print outs from mathwire.com . I used somecraft cubes and wrote numbers on the dice 0-5 on twoand 6-11 on the others. It was good practice countingfor my preschooler. I made the spinner using a templateonline which I printed on cardstock and glued on cardboard.I put a brad through (it’s sticking up a bit) and used one ofthe...

Dino Blast Game

The other game we played this week was an odd-evengame called Dino Math Blast also from mathwire.com.The dice were craft cubes. I used blue, green and yellowcubes and wrote the numbers 0-5, 6-11 and 12-17. Thefirst player rolled the die of the color space they werecurrently on. If the number was odd the odd dinosaurmoved ahead one space, if the number was even theeven dinosaur moved ahead. Then it was...

Thanksgiving Patterns

This is a little Thanksgiving pattern activity that DD worked on last week. It’s from mathwire.com.