Thanksgiving Activities and Ideas

Young children will love these Thanksgiving activities!  There are songs, costume ideas, book suggestions, bulletin board ideas, and recipes for Play dough Bead Necklaces and Pumpkin Pie Dough.

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    Simple tips for families to promote literacy BEFORE kindergarten.

    This article gives ideas for the following eight ways to include literacy in everyday routines:

    • Talk and listen
    • Read aloud together
    • Explore the sounds of language
    • Offer alphabet activities
    • Support budding readers and writers as they test their new skills
    • Offer books throughout your home and even outdoors
    • Support early writing with lots of materials
    • Explain how books and print work
  • Dreidel Game

    All you need are scissors, a pencil, tape, and 15 markers to make and play this Dreidel game!

  • CVCe Words (Short and Long Vowel I)

    Practice changing CVC words to CVCe words with this packet.

    Includes the following CVC words:  kit, Tim, fin, rid, sit, rip, dim, pin.

    Also includes 3 review worksheets... One allows students to write CVC --> CVCe words.  One lets students stamp CVCe words next to the CVC word.  And one has students color CVCe words and circle the silent ("magic") e.

  • CVCe Words (Short and Long Vowel A)

    Practice changing CVC words to CVCe words with this packet.

    Includes the following CVC words:  mad, fat, rat, hat, mat, man, pan, can.

    Also includes 3 review worksheets... One allows students to write CVC --> CVCe words.  One lets students stamp CVCe words next to the CVC word.  And one has students color CVCe words and circle the silent ("magic") e.

  • CVC Word Practice

    Use to practice making/reading Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words.  

    Includes  a  e  i  o  u  vowel cards along with 20 sample CVC words (ex: c_t, t_p, h_t, and more).

    Also includes a worksheet to write CVC words created, sorted by vowel sound, and an answer sheet.