Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Math Fun

Today was the kid's last day for a week-although I have PD Monday and Tuesday, I still consider it vacation :)

I wanted to do something holiday themed today, but still practicing some math skills. We're learning about division, and although we have a loooooong way to go, I wanted to end on something fun.

Enter TPT! I found some really awesome Thanksgiving themed math activities for free!

I choose which ones I wanted.

Here are the resources I used-although you can find many, many more (for free!)

*Thanksgiving Turkey Place Value
*Thanksgiving Algebraic Reasoning Puzzles
*Turkey Talk Word Problems
*Thanksgiving Word Problems
(Thanks to all the fabulous sellers who make and offer wonderful resources for free!)

I printed the cards and recording sheets last night.

I created a recording packet this morning

And cut out the task cards
I then took stickies, wrote the instructions on them (I only had the kids do small sections of each-so they could easily switch around :)

I also spread out where I put them, so I didn't have too many kids crowded in one area.

I explained the instructions, and told them that they could go in any order they wanted.

They immediately spread out and got to work!

They loved it!

I think varying the activities was important-it kept them interested! Plus, 95% of the cards were review-just to keep those skills fresh :)

We only did this for one day, but I could easily see this as a 2 or 3 day activity!  I think we'll be doing something similar for the Winter break!

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. My kids always think something is fun if it's different than our normal routine! There are soooo many creative teachers out there!! Thanks for the reminder to switch things up when reviewing! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing all those resources you found! We have school Monday and Tuesday, so I'll be using this idea for sure! Anytime they get a little freedom they think they have the day off even though we know the truth! Thanks for sharing and linking up Kaitlyn!
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