November Learning Center Ideas November 16 2010
As Thanksgiving approaches, kids can become less focused as their excitement for the holiday grows. Use the few days before Thanksgiving day to provide a variety of fun learning center activities.
The Editors at Teaching Resource Center have compiled our favorite original activities for this time of year to help! These free lesson plans across the curriculum are easy to prepare, help your kids review and practice essential skills, and celebrate the season.
- Choose one or more of these five center-friendly fall reading activities.
- Use this free printable to talk about Squanto and the Three Sisters.
- Have students work on a persuasive writing project Don't Eat Me For Thanksgiving Dinner! They could share their final drafts in these free Thanksgiving writer's workshop books.
- Students can concentrate and communicate what they're thankful for with this Corn on the Cob writing lesson plan.
- This free lesson plan where kids make Pattern Block Turkeys can also double as a last-minute bulletin board!
- Find out more about your kids' Thanksgiving celebrations and teach all about statistical data with this Thanksgiving Survey math lesson plan.
- Preparation for this Turkey Feather Math lesson plan is simple while providing fun and effective addition and subtraction review.
- "Reflect" on Thanksgiving blessings and more with this science lesson plan that focuses on light and reflection.
- Spruce up your kids' powers of observation using leaves.
- Teach kids about the importance of Squanto and his knowledge with this Science with Squanto lesson plan.
Arts and Crafts
- Choose from these three Thanksgiving Crafts so that kids can celebrate the season.
- Provide materials from the outdoors for these easy art lesson plans with leaves.
Just for Fun!
- Both online and on their desks, students will enjoy this variety of Turkey games before heading off for Thanksgiving weekend.
- Recreate A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving to add some fun to your week!
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