THANKSGIVING Dinner Literacy Centers
Make engaging, differentiated and practical Literacy Centers using the theme of Thanksgiving Dinner foods.
• Set of 12 color Thanksgiving food cards for: matching, vocabulary, concentration and a Read or Write the room activity.
• Set of 12 b/w Thanksgiving cards for: matching, vocabulary, concentration and a Read or Write the room activity.
• Word wall picture/vocabulary strips, use in pocket chart
• Recording page for Read/Write the Room with dotted words to trace
• Recording page for Read/Write the Room with a line to write word
• Emergent reading booklet to make, with labeled b/w pictures
• Emergent reading booklet to make, with vocabulary words – children draw pictures
• Large cut-out pictures of 12 foods
• Labels for the foods
• Full page picture of a plain table for small group game or center
• Printable to draw a picture of Thanksgiving food
• Full-page Thanksgiving placemat, in both color, and b/w.
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Thanksgiving Food Centers and Activities
The teaching theme focus for this packet is Thanksgiving, with the emphasis on Thanksgiving traditional food. This is the second of 2 units about Thanksgiving. The other unit focuses on the story of Thanksgiving.
Besides the activities, songs, stories and games listed for the day, this pack includes these centers and printables:
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This is a set of activities to introduce the concept of the celebration of Thanksgiving to young children - older toddlers and preschoolers.
• Informational booklet in color. Read booklets to a small group, or individual child. Expand on the words appropriate to the developmental level of your group. Encourage questions, conversation and discussion.
• Informational booklet in b/w.
• Interactive cut and paste booklet activity. This is directed. Cut out the pictures for those not cutting yet.
• Stick puppets to re-tell the story.
I wanted to introduce Thanksgiving in a simple way to my toddler grandson, and could not find anything simple and engaging enough to capture his interest. So I created this resource. He was drawn in immediately, following the story and asking questions. I understand that this is not how the real history happened and evolved, but it presents enough of a positive framework on which to build later stories, questions and discoveries.
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