A SPRINKLE OF TECHNOLOGY
Thanksgiving is in less than 2 weeks! Below are a few fun online Thanksgiving games that can be used on interactive boards, in small group, or in the computer lab. I've also included a few non-technology resources, too! Have fun!
Thanksgiving Challenge (ABCya!)
This game involves critical thinking and categorizing. Players must place family members at the Thanksgiving table based on specific likes and dislikes.
Thanksgiving Sodoku (Primary Games)
Sodoku with a Thanksgiving twist! This will definitely call for critical thinking and strategy!
Unscramble the letters to form a phrase about turkeys.
Thanksgiving Word Search (ABCya!)
Players have the option of choosing a small board with smaller words or a larger grid with bigger words so it works for K-5! The puzzles can be printed or played online.
Not everything has to be about Technology! Honestly, the strongest memories that I have of elementary school are the holiday crafts that we made each year! Of course, that might be because my mother saved every holiday craft my brother and I ever made in school and brings them out each year as she decorates her house. That is definitely something that I plan to do with my children, too!
15 Craft Ideas (Woman's Day)
Woman's Day posted an article with links to 15 different craft ideas and activities to do with kids around Thanksgiving. My favorite is number 16 - creating a Thanksgiving bracelet! Kids use a pipe cleaner and colored beads to retell the story of the first Thanksgiving - SO CUTE!
Free Thanksgiving Printables (Teachers Pay Teacher)
Teachers Pay Teachers has loads of great FREE printable activities to use for the holidays. Some of my favorites are Shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner - A Math Activity and Thanksgiving I Have...Who Has? loop game.
I can hardly believe that CHRISTMAS IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
Recently, as I prepared for a presentation over apps that can be used to improve or monitor behavior, I came across an interesting app. To be honest, I wasn't sure I felt about it at first. But, I've decided that the power of using it for GOOD (and not evil) makes it worth a share.
The A Call from Santa! app brings a little magic to your device. The app allows users to send and receive personalized phone calls from the big man himself - Santa Claus! Users open the app, and have the option to call Santa immediately or request a call back at a specified time.
When calling Santa, users will reach Santa's voicemail and can then choose from 7 options including sending Santa a Christmas wishlist, putting someone on the naughty or nice list, and checking the weather at the North Pole.
Users can also request a call back from Santa. In this option, users select the child's age, gender, the reason that Santa is calling, and when the call should be sent. Users can choose from options such as "Put on nice list because...", "Check if still behaving", or "Ensure that Santa is real". There are other options, but I would encourage you to use this app to praise positive behavior!
Click HERE to download for Android.
Click HERE to download for iOS.
Want to see the app in action? Check out the quick video below!
I am a teacher, Digital Learning Specialist, presenter, wife, mom, Google nerd, and life long learner. I am dedicated to finding and sharing easy, quick, and engaging resources for use in every classroom!