Kindergarten Thanksgiving Activities: Literacy
After the glue dried I cut the pie in quarters. For the sight word activity below you could definitely get away with cutting the pies in eighths. Those slices just need to be big enough to write letters on.
Confession time: I did not laminate these. WHAT? You didn’t laminate these? No, I did not. Ugh, I feel like I just said a bad word. As teachers, we laminate EVERYTHING!!! But I wanted them to look like little pieces of pie so I folded the edges of the brown paper up to give it a little crusty touch.
They were so quick to make, it wouldn’t be a huge deal to make them again. Plus with two pieces of construction paper glued together, they are pretty sturdy.
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Activities: Math
Add an aluminum pie pan for a more realistic feel…and it looks cute too!
Students pick a pie piece and identify the number. They use the spoon to add that many “scoops” of whipped cream to the slice.
Below is a recording sheet for the math activity. The pumpkins are blank so students write in the numbers that they worked on. This allows you can pick the number range that your students work on, numbers to 10, 15, or 20. Whatever range your class is working on.
Click on the picture below to download the freebie.
Pumpkin Pie in a Cup
Pumpkin Pie in a Cup is one of my favorite no-bake Thanksgiving recipes. It requires just a few ingredients, so if you’re looking for a snack to keep in this fun “pie theme”. You’ll want to check out this blog post for the recipe plus a FREE sequencing page.
Whole Group Game
Students recite the chant while one student picks a letter from the container. Students can take turns coming up to the front of the room or sit in a circle and pass the container around.
While the students are reciting the chant they can help by making a stirring motion or pretend that they are adding a “dash” of letters with their hands.
The student picks a letter, identifies the letter and makes the sound. Then we all make the sound. This activity can continue for as long as time allows.
Uppercase and lowercase cards are included. You can use all uppercase, all lowercase, or a mixture of both. I used rubber cement to glue on the pictures. The images are included in the download to help spice up your poem.
Also included in this packet are some follow-up pages. These work great as an easy but engaging small group activity. Or you could even use it as a whole group activity during the days leading up to Thanksgiving break.
Just print the page and slide in a page protector. Or supply each student with their own copy.
One person will pick out a card and make the letter sound without showing the card to the other students. The students determine which letter makes that sound. They can use a snap cube to cover the letter or color the pie that makes the sound.