Although it is still only October and I still have PILES of Halloween materials to use this week and next, I like to stay ahead. I think I have found, made, and purchased enough Halloween activities to last me! I found some cute Thanksgiving graphics on KPM Doodles and decided to get a head start on the next holiday! I created two downloads, one to address basic vocabulary skills and one to work on vocabulary for older elementary students. Keep reading to learn more!
In my Basic Vocabulary Pack:
Help the turkey get to the pie board game!
Use this board game with any stimuli or with the following task card activities.
Wh- Questions: Work on who, what, where, and when questions with these cards. Questions are related to Thanksgiving.
Prepositions: The following concepts are addressed with these cards: between, beside/next to, under, over, and in. All cards have a “where” question to elicit the preposition response.
Part-Whole Cards: These cards contain a verbal and visual/picture cue. Cards can be used as a memory matching game or to play the game “Go Fish.” Students can practice comprehending the associations and identifying objects when only a part is presented.
Category Sort: There are four categories provided. Students should match the item cards into the appropriate category. Some follow-up activity ideas:
- Identify and sort Thanksgiving and non-Thanksgiving items
- Identify and sort items that were present in the first Thanksgiving and those still seen today.
Gobble Gobble Past Tense Verbs: This activity is to help practice identifying regular and irregular past tense verbs as well as correct and incorrect past tense verbs. The students will select a card from the pile. They should determine if the past tense verb is correct or incorrect. Once they respond, they can hold onto their card. If a student selects the “gobble gobble” card, they lose all their cards! The student with the most cards at the end is the winner!
You can access this activity pack at my TpT store!
Now, onto my Turkey Talk vocabulary pack for older students!
This vocabulary pack targets vocabulary skills for older elementary students.
All skills can be addressed using the same two formats provided, using the board game or with the “gobble gobble” cards to use them as a card game.
If you decide to use the “gobble gobble cards” if these cards are drawn while playing, the student can lose their cards or get a bonus turn. I left them open for you to decide! Student with the most cards at the end wins!
On each card is a sentence with a word that is underlined. Student must read the sentence and select from the choices the synonym.
On each card is a sentence with a word that is underlined. There is then a fill-in the blank. The student must read the sentence and use their clues and understanding of antonyms to select the antonym from the choices provided. The antonym will complete the sentence.
On each card is a sentence and a fill-in the blank. Students must read each sentence, use their clues and understanding of homophones to select the correct homophone to complete the sentence from the choices provided.
Multiple Meaning Words:
On each card is a sentence with a word that is underlined. I provided the two or more meanings of that word. Students must use the clues from the sentence and their understanding of multiple meaning words to select the correct definition. Can they use the other form/definition in a sentence??
You can decide which way to play each game/activity. You can also decide to mix and address multiple skills at once! I recommend laminating the cards onto different colored card stock to help distinguish between them! Each skill has 4 pages, or 32 task cards. This allows for TONS of practice and drilling. To access this activity, visit my TpT store!
I hope you find both of these activity packs useful in your classrooms/therapy rooms. I tried to address the most common vocabulary concepts for each age level.