Do you break out the fall decor on September 1st, or do you wait until the first day of fall later in the month? I LOVE fall, so I’m always chomping at the bit to get my fall accessories out, both at home and at school. Why not start early so you can get to decorating for the other fall and winter holidays sooner too! These Thanksgiving activities for the classroom are sure to keep you and your kiddos smiling.
Fall Slides Templates
What teacher doesn’t love spicing up the classroom during the fall! I like to break out the fall decor, it always looks like fall exploded in my room. One of the easiest Thanksgiving activities for the classroom is to change my daily Google slides to match the current theme. It brings a smile to my face to see new images and I know the kids appreciate the switch up.
These Fall Slides templates will make your teaching life easier and more beautiful all at the same time. Use these slides to guide your daily instruction. It is such a time saving tool! You may also choose to use these for distance learning. Many can be used during your ZOOM & Google Meetings. I have included fall slides templates that can be used from the very start of your day, during your instruction, and even to close your day. The slides are compatible with Powerpoint, and can be edited using this program. There is an included link, so you can use Google Slides as well!
Free Thanksgiving Craft
When fall comes around, I like to do ALL the crafts. Even the older kids enjoy them!
We do all sorts of nature walks to look for leaves, compare the leaves we find and talk about what we are thankful for.
This FREE Thanksgiving craft activity for the classroom can be found in the Freebie Vault HERE. All you have to do is sign up using your email and a password will be emailed to you.
Thanksgiving & Fall Newsletters
If you send a newsletter home to your families, you know how beneficial they can be. They keep the classroom and home life connected so everyone is on the same page. They make families feel comfortable with what is going on in the classroom and give them a way to connect when needed.
I like to send my newsletters home in style around Thanksgiving by changing up the look. You can use these Thanksgiving newsletters to stay in touch with your families this fall. I also have Fall newsletters and a full, discounted newsletter bundle for the whole year.
Show Gratitude to Your Students Using Thankful Notes
We love receiving gifts as teachers, it makes us feel appreciated, loved and valued. Students love knowing they are important in our lives also.
At certain times of the year, I like to give my students little Thankful notes to let them know how much I care about them. I usually attach a sticker, Smarties or some other goodie to the card as a special treat. I print them on cardstock so they aren’t easily torn or crumpled.
They’re a sweet and thoughtful gift to leave for students the day before we leave for Thanksgiving break. I set them on their desks in the morning so they see them when they walk in. If you have a group that can’t handle the morning surprise, you can leave them out later in the day.
You can easily access the resources mentioned in this post by clicking on their images below.
Don’t forget to grab your FREE Thanksgiving craft from the freebie vault by signing up with your email HERE.
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