Thanksgiving is such a fun time of year. Students love seeing and talking about turkeys and sharing their family traditions.
Our hands-on November science experiments engage students in hands-on science with a seasonal theme. Incorporating learning and doing, while having fun.
There are tons of ways to integrate literacy into our Thanksgiving themes. And one great way is with letters and sounds.
Letter recognition is important as it helps our young readers to connect printed text to spoken language.
When we’re able to make learning the alphabet a game, our students will also begin to learn the letter sounds.
And they will start to notice letters around the classroom, around the school, and at home.
Because letters are EVERYWHERE!!!
To bring Thanksgiving and literacy together I’ve created this Thanksgiving Pick and Color Printable.
Preschool and kindergarten students will be able to show what they know with this Thanksgiving-themed activity. It’s perfect for literacy stations, independent work, or small review groups.
Because playing literacy games is a great way to get kids learning without realizing they’re learning.
Want even more alphabet activities for your students? Be sure to take a look at our Animal Alphabet Letter Crafts.
Inside You’ll Find:
- One recording sheet
- 2 pages with the letters of the alphabet,
- 2 with objects for beginning letter sounds
I find it best if you print this game on cardstock and laminate it so you can use the center for years to come.
Here’s how I organize my language arts centers so I can easily find them and use them again.
Supply list for Thanksgiving Pick and Color Printable:
- paper or card stock
- laminating pouches
- Thanksgiving Pick and Color Printable (scroll down to download!)
Using the Thanksgiving Pick and Color Activity
Students will first place the cards in a pile, upside down.
One student will pick a card from the stack. They will identify what is on the card, either the letter or object.
This student picked S, and I always encourage my little learners to say the letter or word out loud. The letter S will then be found on the recording sheet and colored in.
Students will continue until all of the turkeys are colored in.
This student chose the kite so they’re coloring in the “K” turkey.
To get this freebie, use the ‘click here to download’ button at the bottom of this page.
To differentiate for your students:
When you start out, you can have students work only on with the letter cards. As they progress you can then give them the object cards to identify the sounds and letters.
Once they’ve mastered this, you can mix all the pieces together to give them more variety.
If you have younger students or students struggling with this concept who might be overwhelmed with all the pieces at once, you can differentiate this activity and provide them with only a few letters at a time.
Once they master the pieces you gave them, you can slowly add in more.
Want More Alphabet Ideas?
As you extend your Alphabet lesson across the curriculum, check out our Hands-on Alphabet Learning activities!!!
Download Your Thanksgiving Pick and Color Printable Below!
If you can’t find a resource that you would LOVE to have for your classroom, Contact me and I would be happy to make it for you.
Click the button below to download. You will immediately be redirected to the freebie.
Have fun exploring the wonders of letters and sounds with our Thanksgiving Pick and Color Activity in your classroom!