Thanksgiving Kindergarten and Preschool

Kindergarten Preschool Thanksgiving Activities

 The emergent reader below could be made into a predictable chart as a follow-up to reading the book
Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes. 

The Thankful Book -  A Printable Book

In the link below you will find a printable emergent reader called The Thankful Book. The book can be copied in both black and white or color and used for a shared reading experience. 

 The Thankful Book an Emergent Reader Printable Book      Color Copy

The Thankful Book an Emergent Reader Printable Book        BW Copy

Predictable Chart

The pictures in the emergent readers above can be made into a predictable chart to model the reading process.  The lines read as follows:

I am thankful for my mom. I am thankful my dad. I am thankful for my sister. I am thankful for my grandpa.  I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for playtime. I am thankful for reading time. I am thankful for learning time. I am thankful to eating time.

Thanksgiving Craft for Preschool and Kindergarten

Coffee Filter Turkey CraftThanksgiving Craft 1 - Using Coffee Filter

Children paint lines of brown, yellow and red from the middle of the coffee filter for the tail. Allow this to dry.
Have partners trace each others foot on brown construction paper and cut this out for the body of the turkey .Glue the body to the tail . Add the other features that are shown in the picture.


Paper Bag Lunch Turkey

Paper or Lunch Bag Turkey

1.  Children color the open end of a paper bag (lunch bag) and then cut the edges for the tail.

2.  Stuff the bag with newspaper for the body, leaving room for the tail

3.  Wrap an elastic around the end of the tail

In the members' area you will find the template for the head, neck and feet of the turkey.  Directions are included on the template.

Colorful Turkey Tail Thanksgiving Craft

1. Copy the turkey outline on to cardstock found in the members' area.

2. Have children paint the turkey and add strips of construction paper to make the tail, as displayed in the photograph.

Thankful For Turkey      

1.  Have children color the eyes, beak and legs of the turkey.

2.  Paint the turkey outline and circle brown using  brown water color paints or dilute the liquid paint slightly   (template in the member's area) Allow this to dry

3.  Color the tail templates (felt).  Have the children dictate what they are thankful for to an adult helper or teacher on the tail (this is optional).

Thanksgiving Placemat

1.  Have pairs of children help each other paint their hands using their favorite color

2.  Place these onto a piece of paper

3.  Decorate the placemat Children dictate to an adult helper or teacher what they are thankful for and this is added to the placemat

4.  Cut out the project using pinking shears and glue this onto construction paper

Cornucopia Craft Cornucopia Thanksgiving Craft

In the link below you will find a template of a cornucopia.   

1.  Have the children paint the cornucopia with watercolors

2.  Children dictate what they are thankful for and this glued on. 

3.  Surround their dictation with pictures of food.  These pictures can be cut from supermarket advertisements or they can be found in the members' area.

Cornucopia Template

 Thanksgiving Craft 2 - Thanksgiving Poem and Turkey Hand Craft    

1.  Trace a  hand outline under the poem

2.  Add the other features  and color them

3.  Add scrunched tissue paper for feathers as displayed in the photograph.


Thanksgiving Poem

+Elaine Engerdahl

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