I came across the most adorable turkey clip art by South Street Creative a couple of days ago and knew just what to do! Why, some turkey center activities, of course! Here is a sneak peak at what’s included in my Thanksgiving Preschool Centers packet. Of course, these activities can be used with your Kindergarten kiddos too 🙂
PLEASE NOTE: This post does not contain all the pages included in my Thanksgiving Preschool Centers, just a few sample pages! To download free sample pages, click on the photos in this post. If you wish to purchase the complete Thanksgiving Preschool Centers packet, scroll towards the end of this post to get links to my online stores.
Alphabet Matching Activity
First up, is an alphabet and beginning sounds sorting activity. All upper and lower case letters are included. (Click the photo below to get letters A-D).
Generally, I use velcro for an activity like this, but I decided to try it with adhesive magnets which I purchased from e-bay. The magnets worked well to keep all the feathers in place behind the turkey. However, they did not magnetize powerfully enough to keep the feathers in place if the turkey was lifted off the table. If you don’t want the feathers to fall off, velcro is the way to go; if you hate the idea of your kiddos having to pull off one turkey feather at a time when packing up, then magnets are the way to go. I suggest you try out the 2 options before making your final decision!
Number Sense Matching Activity
Next, is a corn number matching activity. Each corn stalk displays a numeral. Children have to match the corn number word and dots to the corn stalk. I used clothes pegs for this activity. (Click the photo below to get numbers 1-5.)
Sight Word Activity
Then, because you can never get enough sight word repetition, I made a cornucopia sorting activity. Kiddos are asked to match the sight word fruit and veggies to the correct horn. Simple, but effective for beginning readers! (Click the photo below to sample some sight words.)
This packet would not be complete without a turkey feather color sorting activity, right?! (Click the photo below to get red, orange, yellow, green.)
Last, but not least, I added a pumpkin pie shape sorting activity. Each pie displays 2 shapes found in real life, and kiddos are required to match the whipped cream with the correct shape to each pie. (Click the photo below to get the circle and square pies.)
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Looking for some Thanksgiving Preschool Worksheets?
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How about a turkey counting freebie?
Annnndddd… last, but not least, a turkey counting activity. There are so many ways to use this center activity, and below are 3 ways I thought would be fun: with the feather printable included, with actual feathers glued on to some pegs and with pipe cleaners (chenille sticks) strung through some holes made around the turkey shape.
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