Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's Almost Thanksgiving Day and the Old Woman Swallowed the Pie! Great Links for Thanksgiving.

The popular book this month must be I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson. It's all over Pinterest and as of today a search revealed 37 related activities at Teachers Pay Teachers. There are four activities that correspond with this book at and I posted a few free found downloads below. 

I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie   
  • Retell the story and feed the old lady with activity pages from Make Learning Fun
  • At Lil Country Kindergarten, find great story props, a sequencing activity and an emergent reader for I knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
  • Can Do Kinders has another emergent reader, a beginning sound sort, and vocabulary pictures for a simple writing activity.  
  • Using the printables from Can Do Kinders and Lil Country Kindergarten, Deb Renner Smith at Writing Everyday Works, put a week long lesson together for the book on her blog.  

Read these Thanksgiving books at We Give Books.

Two Bad Pilgrims by Kathryn Lasky (ages 4-7)
T is for Turkey by Tanya Lee Stone (ages 0-3)

Pardon That Turkey by Susan Sloate  (ages 8 to 10)

More Thanksgiving Resources   

Many Thanksgiving activities at Speaking of

November board games (you choose the skill) at Classroom

Free Thanksgiving Analogies at

Download sorting activities, a "What's Different?," a Thanksgiving Match and a Thanksgiving Word Mini Book at 2 Teaching   

Find Turkey Artic and Following Directions (a spatial concepts activity) at Let's Talk Speech-Language Pathology. 

32 pages of activities from Moo Moo's and Tutus. Free downloadable pages include vocabulary pictures, crafts, silly songs, phonemic awareness activities and an emergent reader with a focus on prepositions. 

Practice articulation targets while Rolling Out a Turkey from Teaching Heart. 

Print the mini book, Turkey Turkey What Do You See? at Playing With Words The blog post includes numerous questions to ask while reading the book. This would be a great take-home.

Describe colorful turkey parts while building a turkey with printables from Kiki Creates.

Have fun!


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  1. This is an incredible list! THANK YOU!

  2. Well, I'm glad that I have alas stumbled upon your blog! I love incorporating books into therapy and creating simple but meaningful activities to go with them. Love the research and work you've done in compiling these fantastic resources all in one spot. Much appreciated!!


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