Our free Thanksgiving pattern worksheets are perfect for helping kindergarteners work on identifying and building AB patterns.
Thanksgiving is 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 patterns, kids will strengthen fine motor skills as they cut and paste the images to finish each pattern on the page.
Thanksgiving Pattern Worksheets
In this pack of Thanksgiving pattern worksheets, you’ll find five Finish the AB Pattern printables.
All you’ve got to do to prepare the worksheets is print them out. That’s it! Then, provide your child with a pair of scissors and a glue stick. Now, they’re all set!
Teaching AB Patterns
Teaching patterns to young children can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! By using some simple tips and tricks, you can help your kindergartners master AB patterns in no time.
One of the best ways to teach patterns is to use manipulative. Manipulatives are physical objects that can be moved or manipulated by the child.
For AB patterns, some common manipulatives might include beads, buttons, blocks, or even pieces of paper.
Allow the child to experiment with the manipulatives, moving them around and creating different patterns. As they play, point out any AB patterns that they create.
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
Looking for a fun and engaging activity for the kids this Thanksgiving? Why not try making some Thanksgiving-themed crafts! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Turkey handprints: A simple and fun craft that even the littlest ones can enjoy! All you need is some paper, a pencil, and their little hands!
- Paper plate Pilgrims: Another easy craft that only requires some paper plates, crayons, and scissors. Have the kids decorate their paper plates to look like Pilgrims, and then cut them out.
- Thankful turkey: This is a great activity to help kids think about what they’re thankful for. Write each child’s name on a turkey feather, and then have them write something they’re thankful for on each feather. You can then put all the feathers together to make a pretty Thanksgiving turkey decoration.
- Cornucopia collage: This craft is a bit more involved, but it’s perfect for older kids. They can create their own cornucopias using construction paper, paint, glitter, etc. And of course, don’t forget to fill them with all sorts of pictures fall fruits and vegetables!
- Pumpkin suncatchers: These are so pretty, and they’re really easy to make! All you need is some orange tissue paper and clear contact paper. Just have the kids cut the tissue paper into pumpkin shapes and glue them onto the contact paper. Hang them up in the window to let the sunlight shine through!
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!