Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

We are linking up with Doodle Bugs this Friday to bring you a recap of the week in FIVE FOR FRIDAY!!!  Check out some ideas from  our Thanksgiving unit below!

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We practiced our sight word "the," and rhyming words using our updated poem, called Five Little Turkeys.  Great for kindergarten, and first grade!  Click the link above to grab your copy!

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We kicked off our Thanksgiving week by making Pumpkin Pie Playdough.  It was very easy to make and it smells fantastic...just like pumpkin pie!

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Playdough
1 1/2 Tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
red and yellow food coloring
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups flour


 Stir above ingredients in a pot. Heat the pot over medium heat for about 10 to 15 minutes, until the dough becomes thick.  Knead the dough when it is cool enough to handle.

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We used our homemade pumpkin pie playdough to help us make equal and unequal parts.

After our playdough fun, we did an equal and unequal parts sorting activity.

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T is for turkey.. turkey books that is.  

In this week's reading activity we used our "If You Give a Turkey a Tablecloth" book. After we finished reading the book, we glued the picture cutouts onto the correct pages to help us retell the story. 

 There's a lot to be thankful for this year... so we put a list together of some of the things we are thankful for.  

Then, we used our list to make our very own turkey booklet. This was such a great art project and Thanksgiving writing activity for kids!

In preparation for Thanksgiving, for our nonfiction reading this week.. we learned all about turkeys.

I am so excited to announce I recently updated our turkeys unit and it includes all of above Thanksgiving fun! You can find it on sale in my TPT store by clicking here. 
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For a healthier take on pumpkin pie, I came up with these super easy Pumpkin Pie Cups.

How to Make Pumpkin Pie in a Cup
1/4 vanilla pudding package
1/3 cup of pumpkin pie mix
1/4 cup of vanilla yogurt
1 graham cracker
1 clear plastic cup

1. Crush the graham cracker in a plastic bag.
2. Mix the pudding, pumpkin mix, and yogurt in a separate bowl.
3. Add the crushed graham cracker layer in a plastic cup.
4. Add the pumpkin layer
5. Top with cool whip or whipped cream!

We turned this into a gluten-free version by substituting the graham crackers for gluten-free honey grahams.


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