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Pete The Cat's First Thanksgiving Puzzle Game

Do you read "Pete the Cat's First Thanksgiving?"  Since my students are quite bananas over Pete, it's part of our collection of favorite November stories.

With that in mind, I designed some activities to transition to after we read the book.

This Thanksgiving-themed Pete the Cat number puzzle, comes in black & white so that students can make their own, as well as one in color to use as an independent math center.  

Students can simply color, cut and put their puzzle together, or they can pick a partner and take turns rolling a dice.

Whatever number they roll, they place that numbered piece on the matching numbered square on their puzzle grid. The first one to complete their puzzle is the winner.

My students absolutely love playing puzzle games, so if you're looking for a "sanity saver" before the holiday break, these provide a quick, easy and educationally fun activity, which can be used as a sweet Thanksgiving card for parents too.

To extend the activity, have children glue their pieces to the grid as they play the game, then when done, write about the things that they are thankful for, or a note to parents of why they are thankful for them, on the back of their completed puzzle.

Click on the link to zip on over to my blog, where the "color me" Pete's Thanksgiving dice game puzzles, are today's featured FREEBIE.

From Diane, over at