Take a peek at our Thanksgiving anchor chart, turkey style! The kids love learning all about animals and where they live, what they eat, and what they do. Weekly thematic anchor charts are a must in kindergarten, as we refer to them throughout our daily discussions. The kids rely on them for writing, too!
Thanksgiving Books for Kindergarten
Some of our favorite read alouds about Thanksgiving include 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey, Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey by Lucille Colandro and How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace. We love how silly these stories are; they make us giggle so much! In math, we create turkey shape crafts. There's a counting graph that goes along with it, and the kids are so engaged throughout our turkey math lesson!
Thanksgiving Writing Lesson for Kindergarten
For writing, we write a simple sentence about either a turkey or a scarecrow. I like to let the kids choose how to end their sentence based on their interests. Some kids write more details but most stick to one sentence at this point in the year. Then, they add a detailed picture so we can display their wonderful work in the hallway!
Thanksgiving Bulletin Board Display
We topped our writing projects with our math crafts for a Thanksgiving bulletin board display!
Thanksgiving Turkey Snack for Kids
Our favorite turkey snack for Thanksgiving is this Nutter Butter and M&M snack. We set it up to look like a turkey and finish it off with Candy Corn! Yum.
Turkey Handprint and Poem Keepsake
This little Thanksgiving pack is my favorite, for all of the heartfelt mom reasons! Both items are the SWEETEST THANKSGIVING KEEPSAKES! I paint the kids' hands for a cute little handprint turkey...such a classic! I also take pictures of the kids posed like turkeys, and we add craft pieces to them. They think these are just the SILLIEST crafts!
Happy Thanksgiving, All!
We love celebrating Thanksgiving before going on break! The kids are always super excited to share their holiday traditions with the class and are looking forward to spending time with family, turkey style. Happy Thanksgiving!
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