Monday, November 23, 2009
Gobble, Gobble Turkey Pack
Over at ABC's and 123's a few weeks ago, I won a giveaway from Me & Marie. Boy, was I excited to have won! She is a former teacher who creates preschool activity packs which she sells on Etsy. I requested the Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Themed Learning Pack in time for some Thanksgiving fun at my house. The pack came in a pdf file sent to my email. All I had to do was print, cut, glue and laminate. Simple and easy to assemble.
Here are some of the fun activities we tried:
The kids loved hunting for the numbered turkeys, then putting them in order. They had so much fun, I let my 4 year old Mr. One and 3 year old (one of my babysitting kiddos) take turns finding and hiding them, instead of just me doing the hiding.
To extend this activity, we also lined them up in order and then played "what's missing." I had them close their eyes, I pulled one turkey out, leaving the space, and had them open their eyes and figure out what number was missing.
The boys enjoyed putting these turkeys in size order. One thing I love about this set is that there are so many, 8 to be exact, which is more challenging.
Then, you can use the turkeys to act out a poem or story later. The pack even has a cute little poem included.
A beginner's board game. Use your own die or spinner and counters and race to the finish line. All the kids loved this one.
A simple template to practice setting the table correctly.
Use this page to trace the lines, or to practice cutting. We plan on doing both. First trace, then cut. I like that the lines have a picture at the end to give children a stopping point.
I am Thankful Book:
I love this little book. A perfect reinforcement to our lessons on gratitude, and when it is finished, you have a fun reader and a perfect keepsake for the holiday.
I laminated the words, hole punched each card in the corner, and put on a metal ring for easy use. They are a great writing reference. Use them to practice printing (trace the words with a wipe-off marker), or letter recognition (you could give your child magnetic letters or letter tiles to make the words on their own, say the letters' names, etc.)
All in all, this was such a fun little unit. I also spent some time browsing Me & Marie's shop. Besides great seasonal learning packs, she has color packs, shape packs (I'm really interested in the mega shape review pack), numbers packs, file folder games, and pretend play props. They are affordable, the directions are easy to understand, full of good ideas that are simple to implement. If you're interested, head on over to Marie & Me and check them out!
* I recieved this pack as the winner of a giveaway. I was not paid for this review. I was not asked to post a review, but felt that the product was worthwhile and wanted to share it my readers.