No Prep November Literacy & Math

Teachers never have enough time, especially in November! There’s parent teacher conferences, the post-Halloween sugar rush, Thanksgiving, etc. Since planning and preparing centers takes a lot of time, I’ve created digital literacy and math Thanksgiving centers that require NO PREP (no cutting, printing, or laminating!) to make life a little easier and less hectic. All […]

Differentiated Pumpkin Patch Counting & Skip Counting Practice

Pumpkin patches are so much fun! The games, the food, the learning. Yep, I said learning. There are so many things that your students can learn at the pumpkin patch. And the best part is, you don’t have to make a daily trip to the actual patch to have some of the fun. You can […]

Thanksgiving Roll & Cover Game Freebie (Print & Digital)

Thanksgiving Roll and Cover Game

This is a simple to prepare, fun Thanksgiving game that practices numbers, subitizing, and addition. It can be played individually or in small groups as a game. I make 2 differentiated versions for my kinders. The first version uses only one die and is for students who still need practice with one to one correspondence, […]

Candy Corn Math & Literacy Activities

Young students love using candy corn to practice skills! Not only is it fun for them, but they enjoy getting to eat it as a reward (and I must admit, I love eating it too lol). Here are some fun ideas for using candy corn to practice math and literacy skills. They are perfect for […]

Five Kernels of Corn Legend Thanksgiving Craft

The 5 Kernels of Corn Legend Thanksgiving Craft

Every Thanksgiving I like to share the legend of the five kernels of corn with my students.  If you are not familiar with this story, a quick Google search can fill you in with the details. The short version is that during the harsh winter of 1621 the Pilgrims suffered many hardships.  When their food […]

How to Set Up a Meaningful and Fun Thanksgiving Math Center

Thanksgiving turkey differentiated math center

I was looking for a way to make common core math standards practice more meaningful and fun for students and it hit me – combine a favorite game concept with learning math! My students love playing Stuff the Turkey during Thanksgiving week – they toss stuffing ingredients into a paper bag turkey. I wanted to […]

Free Thanksgiving Student Gift Tags & Treat Bag Toppers

Our Thanksgiving party is one of my favorite school celebrations.  It is a day filled with fun activities and culminates with a wonderful school feast prepared by parent volunteers.  I like sending a little something special home with my students as well as putting a little “surprise” by their place setting at our class table. […]

Using the Sensory Bin for Thanksgiving Math and Literacy

Thanksgiving sensory bin activities

I normally use our sensory bin/table for isolated learning experiences such as a dinosaur dig or digging for letter C clams or just have it open for exploratory and sensory experiences.  But after seeing how much fun students had at the school’s hoedown digging through straw for prizes I decided to try straw in the […]

Thanksgiving Turkey Math and Literacy Centers

Planning ahead to November and added a few new features and ideas to both Thanksgiving Turkey centers, and they are now available together in a money-saving bundle!  These hands-on centers are great for practicing and assessing common core standards and are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving theme or curriculum. Both centers include color and black and […]

Thanksgiving Bingo, Lotto (Numbers, Counting, Skip Counting) Differentiated

Thanksgiving lotto

Thanksgiving Bingo, Lotto Game for Practicing Numbers, Counting, Skip Counting  Students will have a gobblin’ good time practicing numbers and counting by creating their own bingo cards and trying their luck at this favorite traditional game! Ensures that every card is different! With over 6 ways to play your students will never tire of playing […]