15 Must-Try Printable Fall Sight Word Activities with Turkeys & Autumn Themes

15 Must-Try Printable Fall Sight Word Activities with Turkeys & Thanksgiving Themes for Reading

Gobble, gobble! Turkeys, Thanksgiving and Autumn go together in Fall perfectly. (I can taste the pecan pie now) 🙂 So many cute printable fall activities to employ in Autumn for your beginning readers.

Put on your creative cap while you peruse this list of fall reading activities with turkeys, Thanksgiving, and fall in general to encourage sight word learning in your student(s).

Some are printable Thanksgiving sight word activities, and a few are the cut & paste type. Use them for your personality and kids to make it work for you!

If you have or know of a beginning reader who is just starting out on their journey of literacy and may need to focus on a few sight words, consider these opportunities in fall to teach sight words using the resources right at your fingertips - fall colors, turkeys and the Thanksgiving holiday!

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I actually came up with LOTS more ideas on Fall / Thanksgiving / Autumn Sight Words activities, which I'll list here. And, you can find the 15 ideas from other websites I've found below, but here's a little Table of Contents so you can "jump" to each idea.

fall sight word activities


Fall printable sight word activities from me!

Yay! I just made these 5 Printable Worksheets for your beginning readers. Check these out and feel free to head over to Etsy to buy for just $2.00 (Click on any of the pics below). These are part of a HUGE sight word activity bundle for only $5.99 if you want to check that out, too!

I'll add one of them for free too, that you can grab here. Check it out below!

You can grab this Turkey Sight Word Printable for FREE! Just click on the pic:

Fall reading activities and ideas

Here are few ideas to get your kids involved with reading activities in the fall:

  1. Go on an autumn scavenger hunt.

Grab a small paper lunch sack and write the names of items to find on the outside of the sack. Go for a walk in the woods (or anywhere!), and have your child read the words on the bag, find the items, and put them inside the bag.

  1. Read the book "We're Going on a Leaf Hunt" by Steve Metzger, and collect all different colors and kinds of leaves.

Make a crafty homemade "books" with your leaves!

  1. Grab a pile of books and let your kids read outside - in a tree, on a blanket, anywhere!

Or, find a great spot outside on a cool, crisp day and read TO your kids some wonderful fallish books.

  1. Bake an apple pie with your child at home, and read the book "Amelia Bedilia's First Apple Pie" by Herman Parish, or "An Apple Pie for Dinner" by Susan Vanhecke.

Worksheets & printable fall activities (for practice & reinforcement)

Even though worksheets aren't so much the best way to introduce new concepts and ideas to kids for learning, they are a great idea for reinforcement, and practice.

And, for rainy days! 🙂

We need to get our kids writing. And writing those sight words they have been introduced to already is a great way to solidify that learning in their minds. 

Here are a few worksheets and printables that I found for you, some paid and some free:

Fry first 100 Worksheet Practice Pages - Grab them here on TPT!

Turkey Word Hunt (and other fall printables) - Grab them here.

Fall Sight Word Dash from Playdough to Plato - Get it here free!

Thanksgiving Sight Word Activities

The 15 Sight Word Activities below are creative works from amazing blogger mamas. The credit belongs to them! Good luck with your beginning reader as you find new and exciting ways to introduce reading and writing. I hope some of the fun ways to teach sight words below will work for you!

Pumpkin Pie Sight Words

by The Printable Princess - Find it here.

Editable Sight Word Dice Game

by This Reading Mama - Find it here.

Pumpkin Patch Sight Word Games

by Raising Little Superheroes - Find it here.

Sight Word Turkey Game

by B-Inspired Mama - Get it here.

Pumpkin Sight Word Mazes

 by Sara J. Creations - Get it here.

Turkey Color by Sight Word

by Classroom Freebies Too! - Get it here.

Pumpkin Sight Word Game Freebie

by The Primary Post - Get it here.


You might like this article! 17 Reading Strategies for Elementary Sight Words

Color by Sight Word Worksheets

by Sight and Sound Reading - Get it here.



Awesome Apples Sight Word Game

by Literacy With The Littles - Get it here.

Editable Sight Word Activity

by Playdough to Plato - Get it here.

Thanksgiving Sight Word Books

by Kindergarten Smarts - Get it here.

Fall Sight Word Dash

by Playdough to Plato - Get it here.

Fall Roll & Stamp Sight Words

by The Measured Mom - Get it here.


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