October 23, 2011

{Thankgiving Centers}

 I have just listed my Thanksgiving Unit on Teachers Pay Teachers.

You can find it here!

You can find the recording sheets here!

Here is a sneak peak of everything in the unit.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year.. and I am ready to move on from Halloween to Thanksgiving.

My first graders will love these activities but I they can be “tweaked” to work for kindergarten and second graders too.

So here we go…

First, we have some cute little turkey cards that are number word practice. Students read the words then write the number in the box next to the corresponding number.

We also have started playing battle with number word cards and my first graders love this. So, I will tell my students that when everyone in their group is finished they can play battle with the turkey cards.

There are 16 turkey cards in all.

Tally Mark cards..

Why, oh why is it so hard for some students to count by 5’s
 then switch to count by 1’s??

Some of my first graders will FLY through this center so fast.. then I have a few students who really need this practice.

Students will count the tally marks on the cards then write their answer on their recording sheet. There are 12 tally mark cards in all.

We have just started even/odd numbers in our class.

So, this will be perfect independent practice!

Students will sort the cards in a pocket chart {but could easily do it on the floor or table} then record their numbers on their paper.

We will also use the cards to order from least to greatest.

Students will use the reference sheet on the left to spell the Thanksgiving words on the cards.

You will need letter tiles like these…
You can buy them at your local school store..
or if you click the pictures these are from Amazon..

I personally have the blue ones {they are magnetic}
and we use them weekly!

After they spell the words they can write the words under the picture.

Students will cut the letters out and arrange them in order to spell Thanksgiving. Then they use the paper on the left to color the letters.

 For example..
Color the fourth letter orange.
Color the first letter brown.
Color the tenth letter yellow.

The letters fit nicely on a sentence strip when they glue them in order.

And as a fun little bonus.. T
hanksgiving Tic Tac Toe
using Pilgrim or Indian player pieces.

I will put this game in with one of my other centers so they can play when they finish. They will love picking if they want to be a Pilgrim girl, or Pilgrim boy.. or an Indian girl or boy!

You can find  these Thanksgiving Centers here!
You can find the recording sheets here!

Have a great Sunday!


  1. This activity looks soooooo cute! Makes me wish I taught the little kiddos.

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  2. Could your units get any cuter?! What great materials!

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  7. I bought this and love it! We will start using it tomorrow :)

  8. I love it!!! Can't wait to use it!

  9. This is terrific unit that you created! I love your blog and products!

  10. I have been saving all of your calender cards. I love them and plan on using them in my PreK class. Please continue to make them for every month! Thank you

  11. I bought your Fall unit and LOVE it! Great activities for my firsties. Awesome blog too! Thanks for sharing.

  12. So, so cute!

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