Thanksgiving Literacy Activities and Resources for Kids

Last week’s Thanksgiving themed Discover & Explore was just full of so many wonderful Thanksgiving activities for kids! Because I just love integrating learning into everything, this week I’m excited to feature Thanksgiving literacy activities for children!

 Thanksgiving Literacy Activities & Resources for Kids

With so many fabulous Thanksgiving activities for kids linked up to last week’s Discover & Explore, you can pretty much find a Thanksgiving activity for any age and focusing on any skill you’d like. I’m always a fan of incorporating literacy learning into everything and was so excited to see so many language activities linked up! Not only are these Thanksgiving literacy activities great for home, but they’d work well in the classroom too! 

Thanksgiving Literacy Activities and Resources for Kids


I Am Thankful Book for Children to Make  from The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide

Kids always feel so proud of homemade books. This is a great way to have kids focus on thankfulness while also reinforcing their reading and writing skills!

I Am Thankful Book


Feed the Turkey Sight Words from Life with Moore Babies

Learning is almost always more fun when there’s some type of game involved. Kids will love practicing their sight words with this Feed the Turkey game!

Feed the Sight Word Turkey


Thanksgiving Felt Board Play from Where Imagination Grows

I am a huge fan of felt boards! These Thanksgiving felt pieces would be great for making up your own stories or retelling all the fun Thanksgiving books you’ve read!

Thanksgiving Felt Board Play


Free Thanksgiving Emergent Readers from The Measured Mom

Lucy is always so excited to have her own books. The best part about a printable book is you can even highlight vocabulary words or letters you’re working on within the text!

Free Thanksgiving Emergent Readers


Fun Thanksgiving Chapter Books from What Do We Do All Day?

Here is a great resource of chapter books all about Thanksgiving! Just love all the selections!

Fun Thanksgiving Chapter Books


Multicultural Thanksgiving Books for Kids from What Do We Do All Day?

I just love the focus of this set of books. Having all these books together with a group of kids would make a great exploration center for Thanksgiving!

Multicultural Thanksgiving Books for Kids


More Thanksgiving Ideas from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Handmade Turkey Puzzle for Thanksgiving (KC Edventures)

Crafts for Kids: Beaded Napkin Rings (Buggy and Buddy)

Turkey Play Dough (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Planning a Thanksgiving Feast (Teach Preschool)

Fine Motor Turkey Activities for Toddlers (Twodaloo)


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  1. Thanks for featuring our sight word turkey! I wish he had survived the year; might have to make a new one!

  2. I’ve been looking for a list of Thanksgiving chapter books. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for featuring our Thanksgiving felt board activity!! 🙂

  4. Love this roundup! Jump Into a Book has a Linky live right now for Thanksgiving and gratitude related activties. We’ve love to have you come and link up 🙂


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