'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving STEM, Craft, and Retelling!

I am beyond excited to have finished up with a fun book unit for 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving!  This is sure to make a great school week!  Click any picture or HERE to check it out!

STEM Activity

The students get on the bus with their turkeys under their shirts, but the bus won't start!  So, they have to find a way to get past Farmer Mack Nuggett.  They can go around him, under him, or over him!  Students will plan, build, test, and reflect on their idea!

Maybe students will build an underground tunnel to get past Farmer Mack Nuggett!

Retelling Activities

This book really lends itself to retell or sequence a story!  First, you can do this whole group using a pocket chart!  You can discuss characters, setting, events, problem, and solution!  Then, you can have students cut/paste the events of the story using a simple worksheet.  Lastly, students can use this FREE retelling bookmark and puppets to practice retelling the story with a partner!

Just want the retelling bookmark?  You can download it free HERE!

Opinion Writing and Craft

Next, I have a fun opinion writing!  In the story, the kids hide the turkeys under their shirts.  Make this craft (boy or girl) with a flap that has a turkey under the shirt!  Then, students write about if they would save or eat the turkey.

Disguise a Turkey

This is a FREE product in my store that I also added to this book unit!  Do this as a family or classroom project! To learn more about it you can click HERE!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thanksgiving!

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