Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Bilingual Resources for Thanksgiving
The last few weeks I've been scouring the web finding fun and educational resources for Thanksgiving that I can use with my kids. I've had a blast, but I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't find more resources in Spanish. There are a few good sites that I've listed below, but most are in English.
LESSON PLANS & ACTIVITIES
By far, I think the best lesson plan I've found is from Hubbard's Cupboard. We've enjoyed reading and doing many of the activities listed. In fact, we downloaded the Pilgrim, Pilgrim Emergent Reader Booklet and I had the kids memorize one of the poems to recite on Thanksgiving. This entire site is in English only.
Scholastic also has an incredibly informative site (shown above) on the "first" Thanksgiving that includes a virtual field trip of Plimouth Plantation. You can also check out their November 2010 issue of Scholastic News Bilingual on Turkeys.
We also found a lot of resources in this 30 Days of Thanks & Giving pdf file from the Aussie Pumpkin Patch. Some of the links are old and don't work anymore, but for the most part this is a great free resource with a lot of ideas. English only.
Making Learning Fun has some super cute color-in paper dolls/stick puppets of Pilgrims and Native Americans. They also have an excellent section of Thanksgiving-themed MATH activities for kids.
Nourish Interactive has an awesome page of Thanksgiving-themed printables in Spanish. I just really love the amount of thought and work that has gone into this site.
Spanish Together has this cute video on YouTube: Yo soy un pavo.
The University of Illinois has a nice page in English and Spanish on the history of Thanksgiving. It even includes a few delicious recipes.
Primera Escuela has a few activities and handouts in Spanish for the holiday. And likewise, their English counterpart, First School, has the same downloads in English.
We also really enjoyed listening to the following:
• Thanksgiving stories from Short-Story-Time.com. They offer a handful of free audios that captivated my children.
• Es el día de dar gracias by Sarah Barchas & De Colores Chorus. Available for purchase in English and Spanish.
Do you have any resources on Thanksgiving that you especially love to use?
Con mucho cariño...