Practicing phonics and sight words Thanksgiving style

I know this is coming a little late this year, but better late than never, right? This week and next, I'll be doing these activities in my classroom. There are 9 different word work activities with the Thanksgiving theme. This pack is for 1st and 2nd grade students. Most of the activities have both long and short vowel variations. That way, all of your students will have something that's just right for them. I can never get enough word work for my kiddos!

Consonant blends with short vowels:


Silent e or no silent e:


This center has vowel pairs AND short vowels as the fillers:


Short vowel turkeys AND long vowel turkey option

The cover has long vowels, but I also included short vowels. Several cards for each!

I also included pies with picture clues to help match.


There are a lot of variations for this one:
1 and 2 syllables (two options: easier for first grade and harder for second-shown)
3 and 4 syllables 




Short and long vowel options:



 If you are looking for "ready to go" Thanksgiving activities, check out my other Thanksgiving pack.

I'll give away a copy of this tomorrow after I get home from school. If you'd like a chance to win, leave your email here and/or on my Facebook page. I'll choose a winner from each!


  1. Thanks for your hard work.

  2. I love your work!

  3. Love your pack!

  4. This looks Wonderful!

  5. It looks fantastic!

  6. Love your other monthly menus -- they are awesome! I'm sure this is too dwebb16447@bellsouth

  7. Looks great!
    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties

  8. This looks fabulous! I love all of your units. Thanks for all of your hard work Sarah!

  9. Your pack looks great!!!

  10. It looks a-maz-ing! We just posted a bunch og freebies on our blog and are having a giveaway also.. we would love if you checked it out =)
    O my goodness.. love it.. its so stinkin cute!! Thanks for all the freebie.. We just started a blog and would love if you'd check it out. We just posted a bunch of freebies and are having a giveaway =)

  11. Such a lovely display of phonics! I ensure that I keep up to date with the latest news in schooling a child at home and this is my favorite program. I also read to my kids often enough to be able to nature a reading habit in them.

    Daniel Warren