As we approach Thanksgiving, like other national holidays, it's good to have lots of extra activities to support students learning while building on your student's enthusiasm for the holiday. Here are activities I have created and used in my autism classrooms.
Skip counting is a foundational math skill for functional skills such as counting money and telling time. Students with Disabilities often have difficulty with many of these skills and need lots of practice. There are two dot to dots, each designed for skip counting by 5's and 10's. One is a pilgrim girl, the other is an Indian boy.
Finding productive ways for students with disabilities in intermediate classrooms and middle school can be a real challenge. This project based Thanksgiving unit encourages your students to work in teams on research to create answers across ability groups. It may necessitate a trip to the computer lab, but hopefully this lesson creates a template you can use for other topics.
These pages provide two projects your students can do independently. On the first, students cut out the puzzle squares and reassemble them on another piece of paper to create the picture of a pilgrim boy and girl. In the second, the student color and cut out the turkey and tail feathers and create them on a piece of construction paper.