Preschool Thanksgiving

We had a fun time doing some Thanksgiving themed learning activities and papers this year. Our Thanksgiving was all over the place since we traveled to Portland to spend the holiday with my family. We did some more concrete things at home before we left and then kind of did little bits and pieces on our “vacation”. We mainly did a bunch of worksheets that were Thanksgiving themed and did a couple of crafts. We had a funny experience with our read alouds as the list I compiled from various places on the internet all had a “save the turkey” theme : ) I wonder what Amelia thought when our turkey was not saved but indeed eaten for our dinner!

Here is the front of our Thanksgiving folder. I continued with the paper storage system of the small folder with the 3 prongs inside like we had been doing for our BFIAR units


This is what you see when you open it up. Our Read!Build!Write! cards in an envelope and my lesson plans for the week


This was the first thing we did. I had her think of things she wanted to thank God for and I wrote them in here for her. This sheet is from


A bible verse copywork page from to help her see what the people on the Mayflower experienced.


Some line tracings from


The following are all from Label the Turkey and the Pilgrim… we used our turkey books from the library as “reference” : )


Amelia loves these Count and Graphs where you make a dice out of the paper printout and roll it and mark when you get whichever picture and count at the end who had the most and the least


Some addition and subtraction sheets


Some cut and paste pattern sheets from
DSC00545This cute little cut, glue, color and trace turkey


She did such a good job cutting out these pictures! And our mini-books from DLTK’s website



We did this cute craft from DLTK’s website as well… they didn’t last long but they sure looked cute for the 1 afternoon they wore it! We also made adorable paper bag pilgrims but they got busted and thrown away before I could take a picture : )

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There was so much more I wanted to do that I found online but we just didn’t have enough time and resources with all of our travelling. So I can be thankful for what we gained instead of sad for what we missed… which is being thankful for all the time we spent with our family!

Read Alouds:

  • Milly and the Macy’s Day Parade by Shana Corey
  • 1,2,3, Thanksgiving! by Lisa Nikola
  • Gracias, the Thanksgiving Day Turkey by Joy Cowley
  • Thanksgiving at the Tappletons by Eileen Spinelli
  • The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern
  • Clifford’s Thanksgiving by Normal Bridwell
  • Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
  • Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey
  • Thanksgiving Turkeys by Patrick Merrick




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