Fun pictures like pilgrims and cornucopias are typically only seen for a few weeks each year around the Thanksgiving holiday in November. This means the Thanksgiving holiday season is a wonderful time to spice up your child’s regular learning with worksheets that feature these engaging Thanksgiving-themed pictures.
Since Thanksgiving is now less than two weeks away, it is a perfect time to begin introducing your child to the images and words of the holiday.
The Thanksgiving worksheets are designed to help your child practice important skills such as identifying identical images, following simple directions, and matching letters with the sounds they make. The Thanksgiving worksheets also include two new sets of Thanksgiving-related sight words that your child can quickly add to his sight word vocabulary. Lastly, your child will be able to practice his letter writing skills by tracing and then writing freehand common Thanksgiving words. This activity will improve his fine motor writing skills while also familiarizing him with important words for the holiday season such as thankful, turkey, Thanksgiving, pilgrim, and many more.
Thanksgiving math worksheets are fun worksheets for children to complete each November in anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Each worksheet embraces the spirit of Thanksgiving with colorful pictures of pilgrims, Native Americans, and other important images while reinforcing important math concepts.
Similar to other kindergarten math worksheets, these Thanksgiving math worksheets focus on basic kindergarten math activities: counting, sorting, graphing, and patterning.
In addition to completing the Thanksgiving math worksheets, there are other fun ways to practice important math skills such as sorting or graphing with your child.
For example, you can give your child 20 forks and ask him to put one fork at each place setting. When he is finished, you can ask him to count how many people are coming to dinner, based on how many forks he handed out. If your child is a little older, you can ask him to tell you how many people are coming for dinner based on the number of forks he has left in his hand (which requires subtraction), rather than by counting the number of forks he put out on the table.
Or, your child can sort the groceries you bring home in anticipation of making Thanksgiving dinner into piles of his choosing. Perhaps he will sort the food into categories such as jars, cans and boxes. He may decide to sort just the cans, looking at their size as the determining factor or the food inside as the key - fruit in one pile, veggies in another and soups in a third.
Also, once your child has sorted the groceries, creating a graph to determine which group has the most and which has the least is the natural next step. Give your child a blank bar graphing template and label each column with a word to represent each pile - jars, cans, boxes, unwrapped food or soups, sauces, vegetables, fruit for example. Then direct your child to mark one box in the appropriate column to indicate one item in the corresponding group. When he has completed graphing all the items, you can discuss his graph with him by asking him to name the column with the most number of items and the column with the least number of items or to identify any columns that contain the same number of items.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fun, family, and friends.