November is here and that means it’s time to break out those turkeys and thankful activities for your students. Having fun themed games in your centers, small group instruction, large group instruction, and more is a great way to engage students while getting into the spirit of the season. However, themes can be hard to keep up with unless you check out these amazing November resources and Thanksgiving Activities for elementary students in the Adventures in Kinder and Beyond store.
Work Those Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills are so important especially with younger students. These Thanksgiving activities for elementary are perfect for getting students used to tracing and cutting! You can get all sorts of great Thanksgiving fine motor exercises in this fantastic bundle, or check each one out individually.
Trace Up and Down and All Around
Fun November tracing activities can help your students practice holding a writing tool correctly while paying close attention to the lines. This Thanksgiving Fine Motor Tracing activity comes with several strips that help practice pre-writing strokes they will need to make their letters!
Cut It Out with this Thanksgiving Activity for Elementary!
Another great fine motor activity is cutting OR tracing lines in task strips. With these strips, students will repeat the same pattern multiple times which will help them create muscle memory. I like to use these dotted lines to have students work on their cutting skills. However, it’s also a great tracing activity for those who are not ready for cutting just yet.
Add Turkeys to Your Literacy Centers
November Literacy Centers are great for all your Thanksgiving activity needs! This great bundle includes everything from sight words to phonics! You can easily print and go with these center pieces. However, taking the time to laminate this will make your life all the easier in the years to come! You get so many great games with this bundle including:
- Turkey letters
- Thankful syllables
- Letter matching
- Voting for Rhymes
- Pumpkin Alphabet
- Lett Puzzles
- And More!
While this is a great deal, there are some other great Thanksgiving activities for elementary available in my store!
Write the Room
Write the Room is an engaging Thanksgiving activity for elementary that is interactive. You can put this activity in a literacy center to increase language skills or you can use it as a variety of other activities. With this project, students are allowed to get up and move around the room and write the content-related words on their recording sheet that they fine.
ABC Turkeys to See!
Another great way to incorporate not only letters but also numbers is with number and letter puzzles. These Thanksgiving activities for elementary are self-checking and are perfect for centers, morning work, bellringers, fast finishers, and more!
Be Thankful for Math!
Literacy Centers can’t get all the credit! Having math Thanksgiving activities for elementary students is incredibly important too! You can have fun in math centers with this great math center bundle. The bundle works on skills like number recognition, number lines, counting, and more! With this November math center bundle, you get these activities included:
- Turkey Feather Subtilizing
- Harvest Addition
- Cornucopia of Lines
- Gobble Gobble
- Mayflowers Numbers
- Falling Ten Frames
- Harvesting Tens
- And More!
Use Geoboards to Create Patterns!
Geoboard Task Cards are a great way to get students to practice using math manipulatives. With this bundle, you get Build It and Count It Task cards as well as response sheets. Students can work on these in math centers or as an independent activity. Using math manipulatives will also help them get familiar with the tools so they become less like “toys” and more like learning tool.
Snap It On
Another great Thanksgiving activity for elementary are Snap Cube Mats. These Thanksgiving themed snap cube mats are perfect for counting and using math manipulatives! With the help of task cards, students will use design mats, increase their fine motor skills while getting hands on learning! This great bundle comes with 10 color Snap cube mats for students to build as well as ink saving mats, and Thanksgiving themed pictures.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, these fun bundle activities will keep your students engaged while giving them a good dose of holiday spirit. You can use all these Thanksgiving activities for elementary in math and literacy centers, for morning work, or as an activity for fast finishers. Make sure to check out all of these great resources and more at the Adventures in Kinder and Beyond store!