Books for Preschool Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving by Kathryn Lynn Davis
10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story by Tanya Lee Stone
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving
Fill your preschool reading center with books about Thanksgiving, specifically the first Thanksgiving, but don’t forget to include books about autumn, families and friendship, as well.
Snack for Preschool Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving
Serve a miniature Thanksgiving feast for your preschool class. Foods to choose from include:
corn on the cob
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving
Fine Motor Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving
Print as many copies of this Turkey Clothespin Matching game as you want for your preschool fine motor center. Laminate each copy. Along with each sheet, put out a set of clothespins (the ones you pinch to open) that you have written the alphabet on (one letter per clothespin). Instruct your preschoolers to attach the clothespins to the corresponding letters on the Turkey Clothespin Matching sheet.
Gross Motor Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving
Switcharoo! Instead of Duck Duck Goose, play Chicken Chicken Turkey with your preschool children.
Art Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving
Provide each student with a piece of construction paper that has the large outline of a turkey on it. Set out magazines, safety scissors and glue sticks. Instruct your preschool students to cut out pictures of things they are thankful for and then glue the pictures onto the turkey outline.
Songs/Fingerplays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving
You will find several Thanksgiving fingerplays and songs for your preschoolers at this site.
Pre-Math Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving
Cut out 10 turkey shapes from brown felt. Write the numbers 1-10 on small pieces of paper, one number per piece of paper. Fold these papers and place them in a large cup. Instruct your preschool students to pull a number from the cup and then place the correct number of turkeys on the flannel board.
Pre-Writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Thanksgiving
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters T and t lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 10.
For older students, provide an example of the letters T and t and the number 10. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.
Other articles by Susan Sonnen:
Family Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages: First Thanksgiving
Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages: Turkeys