When my kids were in preschool, we loved taking time for each holiday to do special worksheets. We were still covering all of the necessary preschool skills, but we were having fun at the same time with thematic learning! These Thanksgiving worksheets preschool kids will actually use are the perfect solution for a fun Thanksgiving week of learning.
Thanksgiving Worksheets Preschool Kids are Counting
The main focus of these free printable Thanksgiving worksheets is counting and numbers. We have puzzles, a number line, and “search and count” pages. Each of these activities gives your preschool kids a chance to practice number recognition, counting and one-for-one correspondence. These are essential math skills every preschool child needs! If you also want to get your preschool child working on the alphabet, you should go grab this set of preschool Thanksgiving worksheets as well.
Thanksgiving Worksheets Preschool Kids are Cutting
Did you know that preschool kids *need* scissor practice? Scissor cutting helps build fine motor skills, muscle strength in the hands, and hand-to-eye coordination. Consistent scissor practice will help your kids be able to use scissors handily for projects throughout elementary school and — how many of use still use scissors as adults? I’d venture to guess we all do! Scissor skill is not only beneficial in the short term, it is a necessary skill to have.
Thanksgiving Worksheets Preschool Kids are Learning Visual Spacial Skills
Asking your child to track where they are at as they count, or search through a series of images to find those that match increases visual spacial recognition and other visual skills that all kids need for reading success in early elementary. Improving those skills now will give your child an advantage as they enter the formal school years.
You might also like: Q-Bitz Junior– a fun game for building visual spacial processing skills.
Use our Thanksgiving Worksheets Preschool Set to Practice Verbal Skills
As you work through our Thanksgiving Worksheets Preschool set, don’t forget to practice verbal skills with your child too! Ask lots of leading questions and get your child talking. Ask your child to tell you a story about the children on the number line, or the leaves falling, or ask your child to describe the pie. Children aren’t born knowing how to use descriptive language, ask them to describe everything they see.
Have your child describe the color, shape, size and purpose of each thing they see. Model speaking in complete sentences. “I see a yellow cup. How many yellow cups do you see?” Preschool children learning to communicate, so take every opportunity to practice language skills with your child.
Use our Thanksgiving Worksheets Preschool Set to Practice Handwriting and Number Word Recognition
Our Thanksgiving Worksheets Preschool Set includes a two pages for tracing numbers and number words. This tracing practice is perfect for practicing number formation, number word recognition, and also practicing fine motor skills and proper pencil grip. You might want to get your child a larger pencil, or triangle shaped pencils like these, which will help encourage proper grip.
We hope you and your child enjoy using our thanksgiving worksheets this year! If you get a chance, post a picture working on them and tag us @WithPrintables on Instagram!
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