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November and thanksgiving activities

November and Thanksgiving Activities

2012


NOVEMBER ACROSTIC POEMMaterials: paper, pen/pencil, colored pencils/crayons/markersDIRECTIONS - Pick one of the listed words. Write the chosen word down the side of a sheet of paper. Write a word or phrase associated with the word. Draw an Illustration that relates to your acrostic poem. Color your illustration.

WORD LIST

November autumn

chilliness leaves

fireplace festivals

pumpkin mittens

EXAMPLE

Cold

Hands

In

Lonely

Lanes


THANKSGIVING ACROSTIC POEMMaterials: paper, pen/pencil, colored pencils/crayons/markersDIRECTIONS - Pick one of the listed words. Write the chosen word down the side of a sheet of paper. Write a word or phrase associated with the word. Draw an Illustration that relates to your acrostic poem. Color your illustration.

WORD LIST

Thanksgiving celebration

family friends

yummy festive

cornucopia turkey

EXAMPLE

Cold

Hands

In

Lonely

Lanes


NOVEMBER SENSORY DETAILSMaterials: paper, pen/pencilDIRECTIONS - Copy the chart. Then, fill in examples of the November-related sensory details.


My Thankful Story

Materials: paper, pen/pencil, colored pencils/crayons/markers

Directions– Pick one story starter. Copy it and complete the story. Then, illustrate the story. Use color! (WORD MINIMUM: 40 words)

  • We walked into a kitchen disaster…

  • The dinner table conversation was…

  • As I entered my family’s house,...

  • Make up your story starter.

  • It was a chilly Thanksgiving Day night when I meet…

  • The scientist was creating a robot turkey that could…

  • The large pot of red sauce started to boil…

  • The afternoon football game started friendly. Then,…

  • The pumpkin magically turned into a…

  • My thankful list includes… because…


NOVEMBER FILL-IN POEM

Materials: paper, pen/pencil, colored pencils/crayons/markers

DIRECTIONS – Copy and fill in the poem. Draw a picture to go with the poem. Use color.

November , a _________________________ month.

Filled with _________________________ and ____________________.

November ‘s sky is _________________________.

The air is _________________________ and _________________________.

The November days can be _________________________.

Filled with _________________________ and ______________________.

November’s sights are _________________________.

The outside is _________________________ and _________________________.

The November nights can be _________________________.

Filled with _________________________ and ______________________.

November’s smells are _________________________.

The cravings are for _______________________ and _____________________.

November , a _________________________ month.

Filled with _______________________ and _____________________.


WORD WALLS

Materials: paper, pen/pencil

DIRECTIONS – Divide a sheet of paper into two sections. Label each WORD WALL.

NOVEMBER WORD WALL

   DIRECTIONS -- Write 12 words DECORATIVELY that are related to November.

THANKSGIVING WORD WALL

   DIRECTIONS -- Write 12 words DECORATIVELY that are related to Thanksgiving Day.


Materials: paper, pen/pencil

(a) THANKSGIVING WORD LIST

DIRECTIONS – Write at least 30 words that you can form from the letters in the phrase.

THANKSGIVING DAY IS ALWAYS IN NOVEMBER.

(b) THANKSGIVING DESCRIPTIVE WRITING

DIRECTIONS – Describe each picture vividly.

(1) (2)


SHOWING THANKS

Turn & Talk  PREVIEW QUESTION – Why do you think it is important to show thanks?

Materials: paper, pen/pencil, colored pencils/crayons/markers

DIRECTIONS– Trace BOTH of your hands. Write a way you can show someone you’re thankful on each finger and thumb (10 total). Color and decorate the hands.


THANKFUL ME

Materials: paper, pen/pencil, colored pencils/crayons/markers

DIRECTIONS: Draw FIVE leaves, turkeys, pumpkins, or any other Thanksgiving-related shapes. Write what you are thankful for on each shape. Use Color.

“I am thankful for… because…”


LETTER WRITING

Materials: paper, pen/pencil

DIRECTIONS: Write a 40-50 word letter to someone explaining why you are thankful for him/her. Use proper letter format!


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