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This holiday season, keep your kids busy (and maybe a little bit quiet) with some fun Thanksgiving dot to dot printables.
From a pilgrim hat and and a turkey to a pie and a pumpkin, we’ve got you covered with all the different printables kids of all ages will love.
Not only will these Thanksgiving printable activities keep your children entertained, but they’ll also help improve their number recognition and number order skills.
Print out our free printable dot to dots puzzles today!
This dot to dot printables pack is designed to help children understand that numbers can be ordered from smallest to largest and that each number has a name.
Thanksgiving Dot to Dot Printables
These free Thanksgiving printables include seven dot to dot worksheets featuring numbers from 1 to 60.
Because they are print-and-go, these free printables perfect for busy moms and homeschool co-op teachers alike.
What I love most about dot to dots worksheets like these is that they are great for keeping hands busy while you read-aloud or watch a movie during your homeschool day.
They’re also perfect for the older children sitting at the kids table at your Thanksgiving holiday meal. Just provide a stack of dot-to-dots and a small pack of paper for each child, and they’ll be entertained as the meal is set out on the table.
Benefits of Using Dot to Dot Worksheets
Dot to dot printables are a fun way to help children learn number recognition and number order. These printables also help children recognize numbers from 1-60 and understand that they can be ordered from smallest to largest.
WHAT DO KIDS LEARN FROM DOT-TO-DOTS?
I think most of these dot-to-dots may be a little challenging for young children. However, if your kids are familiar with numbers greater than 30, they can complete these pages to work on important math skills such as number recognition and number order.
They’ll strengthen fine motor skills as they grip their pencils properly and draw lines from number to number. They’ll also strengthen hand-eye coordination and build concentration.
When they’ve completed the dot to dot, they can then color each Halloween character. They can use the image in the top right corner of the page as an example, or they can use their imagination to create their own picture.
- Dot to dot printables (Enter your email address at the bottom of this post to open the file.)
- Pen or pencil
PREPARING THE WORKSHEETS
To prepare these activity sheets for your children, just print them on cardstock or printer paper. Gather pencils and crayons or colored pencils, and you’re all set!
If you’d like to make the printable worksheets reusable, laminate them after printing them out. Have kids use a dry erase marker to complete the page and wipe it clean when they’re done.
Completing the Activity
Have your children work on the dot to dot worksheets, starting with the number 1 and progressing to the highest number.
Encourage your children to order the numbers from smallest to largest.
Praise your children for their efforts and celebrate their progress in learning number recognition and number order!
Differentiated instruction is a teaching method that allows for different learners to work on different tasks simultaneously.
This approach is especially beneficial when working with dot to dot worksheets. For example, some students may be able to complete the worksheet with only the numbers 1-10, while others may be able to complete the worksheet with numbers 1-60.
By providing a variety of dot to dot printables, you can ensure that all of your students can participate and learn in a fun and interactive way.
BOOKS ABOUT THANKSGIVING
There are lots of books about Thanksgiving that kids will love. Kids can learn about the history of Thanksgiving and why we celebrate it.
They’ll also get to know some of the characters involved in the holiday, such as pilgrims and turkeys. So if you’re looking for a way to keep your kids busy this Thanksgiving, be sure to check out some of these great thanksgiving books!
Here are some of our favorites:
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving -Starring in your school’s Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous, including Pete the Cat! But the show must go on….
Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey?
Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks – Thanksgiving is about pilgrims and history–and turkey, of course!–but most importantly, it’s a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for.
How to Catch a Turkey – A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it so the show can go on? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).
Thanksgiving Printables for Kids
- Thanksgiving Alphabetical Order
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey Free Printables
- Thanksgiving Math Worksheets
- Thanksgiving Printable Emergent Reader from Fun-a-Day
- A Turkey for Thanksgiving Activities from Homeschool Preschool
Thanksgiving Activity Kits for Kids
Kids will love painting their own personalized turkey to mark their place at the kids’ table this holiday season.
If you don’t want to have your kids paint a turkey, how about decorating a turkey cookie with colored icing? That’s even better!