“Turkey day is next!” as my daughter Zoey says everyday while she looks at all the Thanksgiving decor around our house. As you know, I love themed books. I have collected so many themes throughout the years of teaching. One of my favorite books that I read every school year around Thanksgiving is “I know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie”. All of my students loved this book. I also did a sequencing activity with it too. Each student made their own little old lady so they could reenact the story on their own. It was always a big hit and such a fun activity. 

I had the idea to make an updated version of my classroom game for my daughter and her friends to play with. So like the modern parent I am, I checked online for updated copy of the activity. (plus the last thing I wanted to do was go through my teaching folders to look for my Thanksgiving folder!!). My favorite site to check out is Teacher Pay Teachers for new activities. I came across a new and colorful activity of “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie”. It was perfect and saved me a lot of coloring time too! I printed, cut and laminated it. It was very easy! I used a Whole Foods paper bag and two rulers to hold the old lady up. 

This is a great activity to do after reading the book. My daughter Zoey and her friends loved putting food in the old lady’s mouth. They also loved naming all the food she ate too!  If your child is a little older, you can have them put it in sequential order. Younger kids like Zoey (2 and a half years old) can name and feed the old lady, identify the food and put it in her mouth while reading the story. 

This book and Activity is a fun way to get in the Thanksgiving spirit while learning at the same time!
To Buy the Sequence Activity click HERE

To Buy the Book click HERE

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! 


Written by Sam Lapid

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