If you are planning for Thanksgiving or prepping for fun preschool themes for your school year this Thanksgiving theme is perfect. You’ll read Thanksgiving books, learn all about the turkey life cycle, embark on Mayflower STEM activities, make fall recipes and so much more. We are so excited about this Kindergarten and Preschool Thanksgiving Theme and lesson plan. I am sure you will love it too.
It’s filled with fun activities and skills perfect for younger children. Plus, everything you need to teach your children an array of skills.
Kindergarten and Preschool Thanksgiving Activities are so much fun!
Best Kindergarten and Preschool Thanksgiving Theme Lesson Plan
This Thanksgiving Kindergarten and Preschool Theme is packed with so many great activities. Your kids will make a thankful pie, have fun working with corn, paint a pretty nature display, learn all about turkeys and the Mayflower. They will be able to set the table for Thanksgiving, make homemade butter, work with letters, learn the “th” sound and so much more.
Thanksgiving Science and STEM Activities
This fun Thanksgiving theme STEM activity will help you to explore science, math, and engineering with your preschool and kindergarten learners this season. Many of the activities in this lesson plan are hands-on learning activities and these stem activities are ideal for a Reggio Provocation.
Set out sticks, figures, string, cardstock, q-tips, paper toobs, and watch how excited your kids get while building.
Gross Motor – Movement Cards
Preschool and kindergarten learners need to move, a lot! In fact, movement activities are actually an essential part of your preschooler’s gross motor development.
It’s important to focus on physical development as well as academic development with your children. You can incorporate movement activities into your lessons with fun movement activities.
Thanksgiving Books for Kids
Lot’s of great book selections for fall and Thanksgiving read alouds.
Thanksgiving Sensory Play
In these Thanksgiving lesson plans you’ll get recipes and sensory activities kids love. Including an all time favorite, no cook cinnamon playdough and a cinnamon slime recipe.
Art and crafts activities are a variety of Thankful ideas, Corn Cob Painting, making turkey tracks, and a lovely nature display for the table.
Practical Life and Snack Ideas
Practical life skills this month are filled with the holiday in mind. Your children will be able to make homemade butter, work on buttoning skills, help set the table, shuck corn and more.
Thanksgiving theme activities for children 2-10. Fall Literacy, math, hands on activities, book lists and more!
Thanksgiving Kindergarten and Preschool Theme Curriculum
Kindergarten and Preschool Curriculum Made Easy!
This Thanksgiving Unit has everything you need for a week (or spread it out over a few weeks) packed full of Thanksgiving, Turkey and Mayflower activities and learning. (52 pages)
The Kindergarten – Preschool weekly plans are designed with a 3-6 year old child in mind. Every activity can be used at home with one or more children or adapted for use in a classroom.
These Units are about exploring and learning while exposing children to a variety of skills and concepts.
• Academic skills:
Retelling a story, letter identification, counting/recognizing numbers, one to one correspondence, story sequencing, rhyming words, sorting by color, sorting by size, color identification, building sight words, and more
• Science and STEM
a mix of weekly activities including life cycle of a turkey, parts of a turkey, Building the Mayflower ship and seeing if it sinks or floats, and so much more.
• Fine motor skills:
Stamping, painting, clipping, writing, cutting, building and gluing
• Gross motor skills:
Weekly mix of activities, including fun Thanksgiving theme movement cards.
• The week at a glance:
See all books and activities for the week on one convenient page. Plus, daily pages written out with explanations, Every week includes books, Language/Phonics, Science/STEM, Art, Fine motor activities, Gross motor activities, Math, Practical Life, Sensory, and snacks along with a few other activities you may want to try!
• Suggested Materials:
Prepping for the week is super easy with this laid out plan.
• Activity Pages:
Learning activity pages include everything you need to know to complete the activities for the week. I’ve also included pictures and recipes for a variety of activities and snacks.
Printable activities and materials to make weekly prep a breeze! Lots of printable options to save you from purchasing additional hands-on materials that you may not have available.
Thanksgiving is a great time for more hands on learnings. And, It’s a perfect time for Thanksgiving STEM.
One of our favorite thing to do around Thanksgiving with the kids is a floating Mayflower STEM activity.
Use the ideas in this lesson plan and this nice poster to set up a provocation for STEM building.
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