Thanksgiving I Spy Games

Thanksgiving I Spy games are a great way to practice counting and strengthen visual discrimination skills this fall.

Preschoolers will love searching the game boards for various Thanksgiving images. They’ll practice counting and writing numbers to ten. These Thanksgiving activity pages will help little ones strengthen visual discrimination skills as they identify the different pictures.

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Add these free preschool printables to your activity list for Thanksgiving and the month of November.

Your kids will love them! And, you’ll love that they are no prep making them perfect for busy preschool teachers and moms.

Thanksgiving I Spy Games

When kids play I Spy they build visual discrimination skills. Oftentimes, they are searching for items that look similar in color, style, or size. They have to pay attention to detail as they search for the featured objects in each I Spy game.

This particular set of I Spy games isn’t as tricky as some, but it’s still a great way to train young children to pay attention to details.

Another skill that’s reinforced in I Spy games is counting and number formation. Kids count each of the featured objects in the game and write the number in the boxes at the bottom of each page. This is a great way to encourage proper number formation.

Finally, kids can work on fine motor and one-to-one correspondence with these games. For kids who struggle to find all of the objects because they lose track of which ones they’ve counted, you can have them put a counter on each one as they count it.

This helps build fine motor skills as they pick up each counter or gem. And, you reinforce one-to-one correspondence and hand-eye coordination as your child covers each item.

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Variations:

You can make this set of printable I Spy games reusable if you laminate them or slip them in a dry erase pocket.

If you choose this route, just have your kids use a dry erase marker to write the numbers in each box.

PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT THANKSGIVING

Fill your book basket with a great collection of Thanksgiving picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

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How to Catch a Turkey – A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).

Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? 

10 Fat Turkeys – Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more. 

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Teaching Resources

Do you smell that? Is it fall or your new pumpkin pie play dough kit. This homemade pumpkin scented play dough kit is perfect as a party favor, holiday goody bag or even a fun activity at home.

Welcome autumn and encourage creativity in your children with this fall-themed felt creations busy bag. Practice counting and exploring patterns as you put on the turkey’s feathers.

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