This Thanksgiving Word Wall post was originally published in November 2015. I’ve updated the packet in a major way! Here’s the original post:
As I was printing and gluing together this Thanksgiving File Folder Word Wall, my 6 year old walked into the room to see what I was up to.
When she discovered that this printable packet was for her, shouts of joy erupted!
I absolutely love it when my children are excited about the activities that I prepare for them.
It’s similar to cooking a great meal that everyone gobbles up because it’s so delicious.
There’s a real sense of satisfaction in that!
Between reading living books and doing these types of activities, the vocabularies of my children just explode. As their mama and teacher, that is so fun to see!
Thanksgiving Word Wall in a File Folder
If you haven’t seen this type of printable at Mama’s before, a Word Wall is a fun way to practice vocabulary words about any particular topic, season, or holiday.
For young readers, it can be an excellent way to identify and practice spelling those frequent words.
Since we have minimal wall space in our school room, I decided to put the concept of a Word Wall in a file folder – and it’s been an enormous success!
Instead of placing words on a traditional word wall – a bulletin board or pocket chart – I created a Word Wall that she can glue inside of a file folder.
My daughter will take her folder from her desk, work on her assigned tasks, and then the papers fit back inside her folder.
Then the whole folder is stored compactly in her desk!
It’s the perfect activity for those of us who are tight on space.
What’s Included in the Thanksgiving Word Wall and File Folder Activity Packet
In addition to a colorful list of Thanksgiving vocabulary words, I added 10 printables that can easily be tucked into the file folder.
ETA for 2020: All of the worksheets have been updated and two new ones have been added! Please re-download this packet if you’ve purchased it in years’ past.
In this Thanksgiving Word Wall packet, you’ll find:
► 2 colorful lists of Thanksgiving Words, which include a picture for each word; includes 32 words total
► Colorful cover page and black & white cover page option
► Thanksgiving File Folder Tab – glue on for easy recognition
► ABC Order – choose 6 words from the list and alphabetize
► Adjectives – choose adjectives to describe the words from the word wall
► Nouns – choose a word from the word wall to complete each phrase
► Writing Sentences – use the given Thanksgiving word to write your own sentence; includes 2 pages
► Picture Matching – match each picture with the correct word from the list; includes 2 pages
► Syllables – use the word wall to write words with the same number of syllables
► Seek and Find! – use the words from the list to answer the questions
► Beginning Letters – write the words from the list that have the same beginning letters
Complete instructions for assembly are included in the download, as well as a few tips.
NEW for November 2020!
Some of you don’t have the lack of wall space that I do and would benefit from the actual wall cards.
Since this is such a frequent request, I am updating all of the Word Wall with File Folder Activities to include the actual large wall cards.
► 32 Fall Word Wall Cards – One set has a fun background, and the other set is more print-friendly. Choose what is best for your situation.
If you’re a homeschooler, the File Folder activities are a fun independent activity! Plus, all of the worksheets can be stored inside the file folder for easy clean up after the school day is finished!
If you’re a teacher, this file folder word wall would be a neat addition to your literacy center! You could also use for early finishers, for small group work, or you could even send them home as a fun change of pace for homework.
Please note that this packet is for personal use for one family only OR for classroom use with one teacher only.
Are you an All Access Pass member? Go straight to the Thanksgiving and Christmas page and download it there! You can also download all of the other free and paid fall worksheets and packets while you’re there. 😉
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