Sight words are the common, high-frequency words that make up over 50% of the words we read in everyday life! For that reason, sight word learning is an important aspect of younger students’ education. It is a fundamental reading skill and sight words are constantly practiced by teachers across the country.
We have gathered 27 super Thanksgiving-themed sight word activities with turkeys and more to use with your students around Thanksgiving. Bring a heap of fun to your classroom over the festive period with this selection!
1. Color By Sight Word Sheets
Coloring activities are a super way to get younger students excited about tasks. These color-by-sight word sheets are perfect for getting students to practice reading sight words and getting familiar with how they look and how they are spelled.
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2. Sight Word Recording Sheet
This recording sheet is a fun way for students to practice writing sight words. You could make this activity even more fun by hiding the words around the classroom and letting your students go on a sight word scavenger hunt!
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3. Word Builder Turkey Craft
This activity starts as a fun turkey craft before it can then be used as a super way for students to get some independent practice in working with different letter combinations to create some common, key sight words. Encourage students to think about letter sounds and read the words once they have created them.
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4. Thanksgiving Sight Word Dice Game
This printable and editable game is a super way to get your students practicing reading their sight words. Place the sight word cards and have students roll the dice and then pick up and read the number of cards as shown on the dice. The player with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.
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5. Thanksgiving Guessing Game
This is a super activity for sight word recognition! Use it as a hook for your next thanksgiving-themed literacy lesson. Students have to guess the food before the word comes on the screen. They can then read the word to check if they are right!
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6. Feed the Turkey Craft and Game
This cute turkey craft is simple to make and provides a super fun game for students. They can take sight word cards and read them. If they read the word correctly they can feed it to the turkey!
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7. Thanksgiving Sight Word Poem
This interactive sight word activity is a great way to get the whole class involved in thanksgiving-themed literacy! This sight word poem can be used with the whole class. Students can come up to the front of the classroom and use the magic wand as they read each word in the poem.
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8. Sight Word Turkey Craft
For this turkey craft, you will just need a colored pack of paper, some scissors, and a pen to write your sight words down. Create colorful sight word cards in the shape of feathers and have students match them up with the sight words that are on the turkey.
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9. Sight Word Activity Pages
These sight word activity pages are a fantastic way to give students lots of practice with chosen words. As these pages are editable you can change the words to Thanksgiving-themed words and themes! These worksheets are free and printable; making it easy for you to prepare for your class.
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10. Sight Word Search
A sight word search is fun for students to complete as a starting, or early-finisher, activity. You could use this one or create one with your own focus sight words.
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11. Feed the Man the Sight Word
This fun activity starts with a craft! Students can make a “man” whom they can feed the delicious thanksgiving feast sight word cards to. Then, they can play the game! Students simply need to read the word on the card correctly before they feed it to the “man”!
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12. Thanksgiving Sight Word Game
This fun sight word resource is a great lesson hook around thanksgiving time. Students can have fun trying to recognize and read these thanksgiving-themed words that are presented on turkey cards.
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13. Printable Turkey Sight Word Board Game
This fun sight word game is fantastic for bringing excitement to your next sight word lesson. This game covers some of the most common sight words and you simply need a die and the printable to play! Students roll the dice, move their token to the corresponding number of spaces, and must then read the word they land on.
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14. Pumpkin Patch Sight Word Hide and Seek
This printable game includes sets of pumpkin sight word cards and bonus cards. To play the game, the teacher sets up the sight word cards; hiding a few of the bonus cards behind them. Students must then read the cards and say the sight words correctly in order to be able to check behind them for the bonus card.
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15. Gobble! Printable Sight Word Game
This huge sight word pack is all you will need for this fun game. The game encourages students to read sight words and then try to place them in alphabetical order for some alphabet practice. The pack is also editable so you can select which words you would like your students to focus on.
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16. Turkey Sight Word Scramble Activity
This fun spelling game encourages students to try different letter combinations until they spell the target sight word correctly. Not only does this give them good reading practice, but also a good opportunity to develop letter and sound recognition.
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17. Turkey Sight Word Recognition Activity
This great sight words picture activity is super for your students! You can create this poster to display in your classroom and use the various follow-up activities in the video with your students.
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18. Turkey Sight Word Worksheet
This thanksgiving turkey-themed sight word worksheet is a great resource to laminate and use time after time. Students must find the sight words in the picture and record them on the side of the page. If you have laminated the sheet, equip your students with dry-erase markers to complete the task.
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19. Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
These Thanksgiving-themed color-by-sight worksheets are perfect for keeping your students busy. Students can use the key at the top to figure out which words should be colored in which colors.
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20. Thanksgiving Sight Word Book
Your keen readers will love these free-to-download books. The books present simple sight word sentences that your students can read over and over to practice their reading. Students should color in a star on the front page every time they read through the book.
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21. Thanksgiving-themed Lollipop Stick Sight Word Game
To create this fun game, grab some lollipop sticks and your sight word list. Once you have written your words onto the sticks, pop them in a thanksgiving-themed container for your students to play with. Students could even try to come up with some sight word sentences using their sticks as an extra challenge.
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22. Sight Words with Thanksgiving Actions
This fun activity will get students moving and is a perfect brain break between lessons. Students will read the sight words in the video and then perform an action that links to the word.
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23. Editable Sight Word Turkey Game
This fantastic editable sight word game is super for sight word practice with your students. Students can roll the dice to move their tokens around the board. When they land on a word, they must read it, and then find it on their worksheet before finally recording it below.
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24. Sight Word Scurry
This is another amazing sight words game that is sure to be a hit with your students! As they move around the board and land on words, they have various tasks to complete which will improve their sight word skills.
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25. Roll, Read, Color Sight Word Game
This editable packet of sight word printables is a super activity for your students. The pack contains everything you will need for a Thanksgiving-themed roll, read, and color game!
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26. Turkey Sight Word Mat
This thanksgiving-themed sight word spelling mat gives students the opportunity to experiment with different letter combinations until they spell their target word. You can laminate these mats to make them reusable.
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27. Turkey Spin and Build Activity
This fun and interactive sight words activity is a super way to build literacy skills with your students. The spinning dial on the mat will tell students which word to spell on the turkey and they can then have a go at writing the word underneath.
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