Our free Thanksgiving do a dot worksheets are perfect for beginning readers who are working on CVC words.
Thanksgiving is such a fun time of year to add holiday-themed activities to your homeschool lessons. With five different worksheets to choose from, these free printables are a great way to keep kids engaged and learning at home and in the classroom.
In addition to working on CVC words, kids will strengthen fine motor skills as they use a do a dot marker to identify words featuring the stated vowel sound.
Thanksgiving Do a Dot
In this pack of Thanksgiving worksheets, you’ll find five CVC do-a-dot printables.
All you’ve got to do to prepare the worksheets is print them out. That’s it! Then, provide your child with some dot markers and crayons. Now, they’re all set!
Choose a worksheet to work on with your child. The goal is to have them read the CVC words on the page. If the CVC word contains the featured vowel sound, they will mark it with a dot marker.
If you don’t have dot markers, your child can color the word with a crayon or cover it with a gem or bingo chip.
Teaching CVC Words
Teaching CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words to new readers can be a challenge, but it’s important to start with the basics.
CVC words are made up of three letters, and each letter represents a sound. For example, the word ‘cat’ is made up of the letters c-a-t. The ‘c’ makes the /k/ sound, the ‘a’ makes the /æ/ sound, and the ‘t’ makes the /t/ sound.
To help new readers understand how to read CVC words, it’s important to break down each word into its individual sounds. Once they know how to identify the sounds that each letter makes, they’ll be able to read cvc words with confidence.
THANKSGIVING UNIT FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
Homeschooling is all about being creative and thinking outside the box. That’s why unit studies are such a popular homeschooling method!
Unit studies approach learning from a theme-based educational perspective. In other words, everything that is learned during a unit is related to the central theme.
Unit studies are very flexible and can be easily customized to meet the needs of any homeschooling family. Plus, they’re a lot of fun!
Explore our ideas below to find activities to round out your Thanksgiving unit study.
THANKSGIVING BOOKS FOR KIDS
Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family, enjoy a feast, and give thanks for all the good in our lives. For many children, it’s also a time to learn about the history and traditions of this special holiday.
Reading Thanksgiving-themed books together is a great way to introduce your little ones to the holiday and get them excited about all the fun to come. From charming stories about turkeys and Pilgrims to playful poems and interactive activities, there are plenty of great Thanksgiving books out there to choose from.
And what could be more rewarding than seeing the joy on your child’s face as they discover the magic of this special time of year? So make some hot chocolate, snuggle up together, and get ready to enjoy some wonderful Thanksgiving tales.
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and what better way to do that than by getting crafty with your little ones?
These Thanksgiving-themed crafts are perfect for kids and are sure to get them in the holiday spirit!
One simple but fun craft is to make turkey handprints. All you need is some construction paper, paint, and googly eyes. Have your child dip their hands in paint and then press them onto the paper to create the turkey body. Once the paint has dried, add on the googly eyes, beak, and wattle. You can also have your child decorate the background with fall leaves or other Thanksgiving imagery.
Another great option is to make a thankful tree. Start by cutting out a tree shape from construction paper or cardstock. Then, have your child write or draw things that they are thankful for on leaves made from construction paper or felt. Glue the leaves onto the tree, and display it proudly!
These are just a few of the many fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts that kindergarteners will love. So break out the supplies and let the crafting begin!
MORE THANKSGIVING FUN
• These funny turkey tees are perfect for the whole family!
• Add pilgrim and turkey peg dolls to your small world play area this holiday season.
• A paper Thanksgiving-themed table cover to color is perfect for the kids table!