Thanksgiving Activities for Preschool through Second Grade

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Thanksgiving activities during the month of November are a must have for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and yes, even second grade classrooms! One of the best things about using themed resources is that students are not only doing work, but they are having fun doing it!

Turkey Craft with ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving book

One of my favorite activities is making this adorable TURKEY CRAFT after reading a special Thanksgiving book such as ‘Twas the Night Before THANKSGIVING by Dav Pilkey. This activity is appropriate for preschool all the way through second grade. Preschool and PreK children will have fun assembling the craft which will help with fine motor skills. Kindergarten, First grade and Second grade children can also put together their own turkey and then pair it with a special writing activity. This will also make an awesome bulletin board!

Turkey Headband with Five Silly Turkeys book

Another book that I love is Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon. This is a fun book that can be paired with these cute TURKEY HEADBANDS . Your students can assemble and then use them to help act out the story! It is a great activity for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten.

If you are short on time or don’t have the resources available to make the above turkey headband, you might want to use the one pictured below that is in black and white and can simply be run off on copy paper! Students can color their very own turkeys with crayons, markers or colored pencils! Older students in first and second grades might even enjoy doing these just for fun! Click here for these TURKEY HEADBANDS!

Turkey Headbands for Thanksgiving

The last Thanksgiving activity that I would like to share involves everyone’s favorite part of Thanksgiving, FOOD! More specifically, DESSERT! Hahaha. This Pumpkin Pie Craft is the perfect addition to your lessons about Thanksgiving. It can be paired with books such as I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson.

Thanksgiving Pie Craft with I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie book

Like the Turkey Craft that I shared first, this PUMPKIN PIE CRAFT can be done by preschool and pre-k aged children as just the craft, but also used by kindergarten, first and second graders with the included writing paper as shown.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the activities that I have presented here in this blog post. If you are looking for other activities for your preschool through second grade classes, please visit my TPT Shop, Little Ray of Sunshine!

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I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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