November is jam packed with fun activities to celebrate our country and kindness around the world. We do this with a variety of activities, stories and crafts that get students excited to learn. Here a few ideas to get you started!
US Symbols Activities for Kindergarten
Since students are familiar with the flag, we take the time to make connections to more US symbols early in November. We discuss the importance of saying the Pledge of Allegiance and why we honor our Veterans.
We create an anchor chart to discuss U.S. Symbols such as the eagle, the White House, the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell and the U.S. flag. Then we connect to the symbols by crafting with them in writing and math with activities listed below! The kids are so engaged with the hands-on opportunities!
United States of America Symbols Math and Writing Craft Bundle for Kindergarten: Capitol Building, Eagle, Flag Addition, Star Name
US Symbols Craft and Writing Bundle for Veterans Day and Presidents’ Day: Soldier, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, White House, Mount Rushmore
Voting Activities for Kindergarten
To tie the election in with our learning, students vote on their favorite candy. As students hid their eyes, each kiddo popped up to place their vote. Reese’s took the win, but in the end, everyone got their choice. 🥰 Annnnnd that’s probably why it’s always rainbows and sunshine in our classroom!
Kids love these hats to celebrate voting, and it’s a simple way to tie in the introduction of Uncle Sam. They're fantastic for any patriotic holiday!
Veteran's Day Thank You Crafts
Students create soldiers to decorate the hallway for our Veterans Day assembly. We also use the coloring pages listed below to send to soldiers around the world.
Veterans Day Arts Crafts for Kindergarten with Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine, and Air Force Soldiers
World Kindness Day Craft and Writing Lesson
“Peanut Butter and Cupcake” and “The Recess Queen” are perfect titles to discuss being kind to peers on the playground. They tie in beautifully with World Kindness Day, celebrated on November 13th. Two kindness craft and writing activities are listed below!
Thanksgiving Activities for Kindergarten
The week before Thanksgiving, we discuss food groups, balanced meals, and manners at the dinner table! To wrap up our week, we prepare a meal in our kitchen, and students serve themselves, buffet style! The bottom picture shows the aftermath of the kitchen. Makes me laugh since it’s just like home, complete with dirty dishes and food on the floor! Everyone pitches in to help clean up, in true classroom family style!
More November Lesson Ideas!
Looking for more ways to bring the MAGIC to your classroom? Check out our turkey blog post below, and plan ahead with some Christmas ideas, too!
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