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This fall, fill your preschool learning centers with a few engaging Thanksgiving literacy activities. Beginning sounds, ABCs, and more!
Each of the activities featured below is designed to help your preschool and kindergarten students with early literacy skills. There are a variety of hands-on activities and printables that are perfect for your preschool Thanksgiving activities.
Add these preschool literacy activities to your holiday plans. Kids can work on handwriting, letter recognition, beginning sounds, early reading skills, and much more.
Thanksgiving Literacy Activities
This Thanksgiving printable contains both math and literacy activities. The literacy activities include letter recognition, ABC matching cards, a writing prompt, and more. Homeschool Preschool
Here’s a fun Thanksgiving 5 Senses easy reader that little ones will enjoy. Each page has a sentence starter, a place to write what they’re thankful for, and a place to illustrate the story. Fantastic Fun and Learning
These turkey letter sounds cards are a great way to have little ones practice letter sounds with a fun Thanksgiving twist. Totschooling
On these turkey alphabet playdough mats, kids will use playdough balls or ropes to form the letters of the alphabet. The Kindergarten Connection
This pumpkin pie phonics game helps kids practice letter sounds as they build pumpkin pies for each letter of the alphabet. Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
Get your kids in the holiday spirit with this fun Thanksgiving preschool pack. These pages will help your little ones practice ABCs, handwriting and more. Homeschool Preschool
This T is for Turkey worksheet is a great way to focus on the letter Tt while strengthening fine motor skills with dot markers or colored gems. Pinay Homeschooler
These turkey alphabet matching cards will help your preschoolers match uppercase and lowercase letters. Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Kids will love drawing a letter card from the pile and finding it on the turkey in this turkey find and cover the letters game. Fun Learning for Kids
Encourage an attitude of gratitude in your kids with this “I’m Thankful” gratitude journal for kids. It’s perfect for kids of all ages this Thanksgiving season! Homeschool Preschool
Turn a paper bag into an adorable turkey, and use it to play a fun Feed the Turkey alphabet game. 123 Homeschool 4 Me
These fun Thanksgiving alphabet turkeys are a fun way to have kids work on beginning sounds. Preschool Play and Learn
Strengthen literacy and fine motor skills with these fun turkey alphabet clip cards. Kids will identify the letter and clip the picture with the correct beginning sound. Books and Giggles
These sight word pumpkin pies are a fun way for kindergarten kiddos to practice sight words as they read, write, and build sight words. The Printable Princess
Here’s a set of Thanksgiving vocabulary cards designed to help preschoolers expand their language skills this holiday season. Teaching Talking
Create a Thanksgiving sensory bin that will help your little ones work on CVC words as they build each turkey. The Kindergarten Connection
Here’s a fun snack idea and writing prompt designed to be used with the book How to Catch a Turkey. Primary Playground
Work on rhyming words with these turkey rhyming cards. Playdough to Plato
I’ve got a fun book-based printable designed to be used with There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey. There are several literacy activities included. Homeschool Preschool
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.
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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.
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.