Turkey Literacy & Math Fun

I have several relatives in the U.S and we look forward to seeing photos and stories shared with us around this time of year! They usually celebrate Thanksgiving with their families having a gigantic feast. I created these activities to honor this holiday even though we don’t celebrate it – I love using the turkey themed resources to help engage students.

This blog post will share some of these activities enjoyed over Thankgsiving which help build literacy, math and most importantly teaching thankfulness.

Scroll down to the bottom of the post to get a freebie from the packs in this blog post! ๐Ÿ™‚

I recently bought some amazing graphics and thought I could make something to help my students understand synonyms and antonyms. You can find this activity in my store. It requires some prep as you need to cut out the feathers and turkeys – but I laminated them and stored them in their own folders for Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ™‚

Arrange a mix of antonym and synonym pairs in groups and instruct the students to pair them up on each turkey. You could make this as difficult or as simple as you like (plenty of differentiation) with the words in the pack, there is a blank version so you could easily add your own words to it!

The second activity could also be found in my store and this one builds on subtraction facts within 10. Some of my students are struggling with this concept and they could use all the practice they can get. This is also arranged with feathers on turkeys – so much fun!

The Thankful Tree
The next activity is provided by Striving to Be Bold and I love it as it instils the idea of being thankful everyday in our lives. The idea is that each person writes what they’re thankful for on each ‘hand’ to represent their hand and then hang it up in a tree like she’s done it here. Check it out on her blog. ๐Ÿ™‚
Gratitude Turkey
This activity is similar to the one above but in a turkey version. I love this idea! You could even get each student to create their own ‘gratitude turkeys’ and hand them to encourage the students to think of more things they are thankful for.
Here is a little page from my pack to get your students building three turkeys with synonym pairs. You could print it out on A3 or A4 paper with the sizes you want then laminate, cut and ready to go!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and picked up a few ideas to use in class. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Thanksgiving!
Yara

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