5 Free Thanksgiving Math, Literacy, and Art Activities for K-2

free Thanksgiving math and literacy centers for kindergarten, first, and second grade

Need some great freebies for your Thanksgiving math and literacy blocks this November?  Check out these FREE Thanksgiving math and literacy center resources below!  We’ve rounded up some of our greatest freebies for your primary grades.  We hope these help out your classrooms and homeschools in preparation for Thanksgiving this week and next week! Free [...]

Free Thanksgiving Making Words Activity

thanksgiving making words activity

For most of us, this is our last week to have fun with all the Thanksgiving literacy activities before the holiday break! We thought we’d say thanks to our readers with a free printable Thanksgiving making words literacy activity. This making words activity has the mystery word “thankful” and is a perfectly differentiated literacy activity. [...]

Thanksgiving Math Activity for the Primary Grades: Count by 5s Turkey Handprint Craft

turkey math center for kindergarten and first grade-count by 5s

The turkey handprint craft is so common in primary grade classrooms, that it is practically a rite of passage in childhood. We’ve taken that iconic Thanksgiving craft for kids, and have added an additional educational twist! This turkey counting by 5s activity comes straight from my homeschool last week, and was a great hands-on introduction [...]

Free Printable Thanksgiving Poem for Kids

free thanksgiving poem

Need a free Thanksgiving printable poem for your kindergarten, first, or second grade classrooms this November?  This Thanksgiving poem is great for fluency work while introducing holiday vocabulary.  I loved using poetry in my classrooms! So many mini-lessons and comprehension strategies can be addressed without taking up a massive amount of instructional time.  An additional [...]

Free Thanksgiving Math Center for Kindergarten and First Grade

thanksgiving math center for kindergarten and first grade

Need a free, engaging, and fun Thanksgiving math center this November for your kindergarten or first grade classrooms? This turkey-themed Gobble, Gobble! Roll, Add, and Color center will make a game out of practicing those addition skills needed in kindergarten and first grade!  Just print, add a pair of dice and some markers. We also [...]

Halloween Scavenger Hunt: A Fun Halloween Literacy Center

halloween vocabulary scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunts are more than just a fun activity, they are a perfect activity to build vocabulary. This is our second year using this printable Halloween scavenger hunt, and it was one of the most fun Halloween literacy activities we completed last week.  For schools who can’t walk outside to search for decorations, you could [...]

Free Halloween Math Center for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade

free halloween math center- frankenstein roll, count, and cover from theclassroomcreative.com

Halloween is a few weeks away, and that means all classrooms who celebrate Halloween are gearing up for their thematic Halloween math centers! We LOVE this Frankenstein roll and cover math center, so we thought we’d share some of the Halloween math fun from our Halloween Math Centers Pack.  This math center would be appropriate [...]

Candy Corn Monster Craft with Free Template

candy corn craft for kids autumn and halloween ideas for kids

Happy first day of autumn!  What iconic candy reminds you of autumn? Candy corn! Here’s a fun take on a candy corn craft: a candy corn monster!  Whether you need a craft for your entire class or one to get your kids ready for the season, this fall craft is simple and fun.   candy [...]

Homeschool Classroom Reveal: Kindergarten Calendar/Morning Meeting Area

morning meeting calendar area for kindergarten or first grade

Setting up homeschool is no easy feat, especially when you live in Chicago in a house as small as some New York City apartments.  I see some homeschooling families that have entire rooms dedicated to “school”. I have for years, joked that my house is a “dollhouse”. So, this is proof that you can learn [...]

Autumn Book Challenge: Read 100 Books by December 1st (Free Printable Book Log and Challenge Sign)

autumn book challenge- read 100 picture books by December 1st

My five year old son dreamed up this autumn book challenge, we’ve now put him on the payroll here at The Classroom Creative. He’s obsessed with the “ice bucket challege” videos for ALS, and he’s like, “Mom! A Book Challenge! A Fall Book Challenge!”  He wants ALL of your classes and homeschools to read 100 [...]

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