I’m so thankful for November Activities! It is a time to enjoy the fall weather and football, honor our veterans, remember and learn about the first Thanksgiving, celebrate family traditions, and eat TURKEY! There are so many great November first and second grade activities for you to use with your students to celebrate all month long.
Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silvano
A favorite read aloud this month is Turkey Trouble, by Wendi J Silvano. This is a funny story about a turkey who will disguise himself as anything to avoid becoming the main course at the farmer’s Thanksgiving table.
Turkey Trouble Book Study
After Reading Turkey Trouble aloud, you can discuss and practice story vocabulary. Have students retell the story by putting in order the sequence of events. When discussing problem and solution, this Turkey Trouble craft is a fun way for students to express what they know and develop a greater understanding of the skill. These are perfect November Activities for first and second grade.
Dive deeper into this text, by having students create a comprehension tri-fold. Students can exhibit their understanding while creating a fun, interactive brochure. These Turkey Trouble Activities are also available in Seesaw and Google for your distance learners.
How to Catch a Turkey, by Adam Wallace
Another great Thanksgiving story is How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace. This silly story is about a turkey running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. This would be an excellent book to compare and contrast with Turkey Trouble.
Teach your students about the importance of honoring the men and women who have served our country. Students will learn about the different branches of the military and how they play a role in keeping our country safe. Check out this fun Thank You, Veteran’s craft that you can create with your students to help them show their appreciation for our veterans. These activities are also available in both digital and print.
Need something quick and fun for your students to enjoy during centers in November? This includes two centers. In one center, students create words with the letter tiles from November. In the second center, students create words with the letter tiles from Thanksgiving. Enjoy this freebie!
This is a free sight word activity for you and your students. Students will place the pumpkin over the sight word. This activity is pre-loaded into Google and Seesaw. You just click the link and add! The following sight words are in the activity: the, she, he, is, this, that, a, an.
Need an I am Thankful writing project? This Thankful Turkey Craft and Writing is just the ticket. In this activity you will find instructions of how to put the turkey together, along with the craft pieces to print out for your students.
Here are more November activities that you can do with your students:
Football Writing Craft
November Sequencing Mobile
Black Friday Shopping Bag Activity
Parts of Turkey
Turkey Life Cycle
Get all this and MORE with the November Bundle! Save money and have your students engaged throughout the month.