Thanksgiving Math & ELA crafts for 1st and 2nd grade



This Thanksgiving, make it easy on yourself by incorporating easy-to-prep, FUN math craftivities to reinforce math and ELA skills in the classroom. Students enjoy cutting, pasting and matching to create unique projects that can be easily differentiated to meet the needs of all learners in your classroom. Craftivities are visually appealing, and make instant eye-catching bulletin board displays. 
Check out crafts for both 1st and 2nd grade below, and score a freebie while you’re here! You can find links to the resource on TPT in the title of each craft!

Students will use any standard measurement tool that you choose to measure to the nearest inch or centimeter. Then, they will each receive a headband – they can wear their math craft!
 Students will compare 3 digit numbers by cutting and pasting the correct greater than, less than, or equal to symbol.
Students will match written fraction amounts to partitioned circles on a colorful pumpkin pie.
Demonstrate knowledge of skip counting by 2’s, 3’s and 5’s by filling in the missing numbers on colorful feathers.
Turkey Digraphs: 
Students will color and sort pictures of diagraphs, and create colorful Thanksgiving turkey to demonstrate their knowledge.
 Decorate a cornucopia with Thanksgiving symbols and identify the number of syllables in each.
Create a fun corn craft by demonstrating knowledge of nouns – in particular, sorting words between person, place or thing.
Students will read and search for common sight words for additional review. Then, they will assemble a fun turkey craft with their findings.
Crate Mayflower ships while practicing money handling skills! Use coins to match set amounts on the ship sails.
 Students will decide if shapes are divided up into equal or unequal parts and put together a fun Thanksgiving pie.
 Practice adding using 3 numbers by solving equations and then making a Pilgrim hat to show student work.


Some people LOVE watching football on Thanksgiving! Decide if equations are true or false, and then sort on this fun football cutout.
We are so confident you’ll love these Thanksgiving crafts that we are giving away TWO of them as freebies.  Grab them here.

We have found that this brown construction paper is the best for crafts especially around Thanksgiving! It doesn’t fade and it’s a rich color! It’s also $1.50 for 50 sheets on Amazon!!! Amazing deal!


If you want to see more, check out the seasonal craftivities on Teachers Pay Teachers! We bundled all 4 seasons together as well as 6 holidays at a discounted price.



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