KinderGals: Celebrating Thanksgiving

## Saturday, November 19, 2011

### Celebrating Thanksgiving

This blog post shares some fun activities to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Number Line Mystery
To play this game...
• Make a deck of cards with 4 different images: turkey, teepee, pilgrim and Native American. For each image make cards 1-10.
• Shuffle the cards.
• Lay them facedown in 4 rows with 10 in each row.
• The first child turns over any card. He decides where that card belongs.
• He picks up the card that is laying in that space, and replaces it with his card.
• He hands the new card to the next child.

Syllable Sorting Drum Beats
To play this game...
• Make a step book for each child.
• Cut the book into the shape of a teepee.
• Give each child a selection  of thanksgiving themed clip art.
• Invite them to cut out the pictures.
• Using the little plastic drum, the children hit the drum to count the syllables in each picture.
• Glue the picture under the correct flap.

Thanksgiving Survey Graph
To play this game...
• Give each child a graph.
• Invite them to walk around the room and ask their friends the question.
• After they tally the responses, they will create a graph.
• Finally, they will write their analysis.

Turkey Story Problems
To play this game...
• Invite the children to write their name or glue their pictures in the box at the beginning of the problem.
• In this picture the children are using pictures to solve the problem.
• If this is too challenging for your kids, consider giving them clip art images to manipulate to solve the problem. This is working at the conceptual level.

To play this game...
• Provide children with turkey clip art.
• In this picture, the children colored the turkeys. But, you can also photocopy the turkeys on colored paper.
• Invite the children to line up their turkeys.
• Complete the recording page by telling the ordinal position of each color turkey.

Turkey Glyph
To play this game...
• To create a glyph, ask the children questions like "Do you like corn?" If they say yes, they add a yellow feather.
• Continue asking questions to create the turkey craft.
• Now, the children analyze their individual glyph.
• Then, analyze the entire class. For example, by counting the number to turkeys with yellow feathers, you will know how many children like corn.

****This Unit has been updated since this post to include better graphics. Here is the new cover.

****This unit has been updated to include better graphics and patterns. Here is the new cover.

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