Turkey Time!

Thursday, November 10, 2016 / Leave a Comment

It's finally here! My favorite season and holiday! This year I am so excited for the week before Thanksgiving because I have so many great activities planned. My only worry is that I won't have time to squeeze it all in! I'm definitely recommending you try the following:

Try searching Pinterest, google, and Teachers Pay Teachers for "turkey craft" and you will find thousands (if not millions) of results! My all time favorite turkey is so simple-- all you need are 4 supplies:
  • Coffee filters
  • Crayola washable markers
  • Construction Paper (brown, orange, red)
  • Googly eyes
Simply have students color on the coffee filters (it's ok if they leave white space behind) and get them wet. Sometimes I use a spray bottle-- and sometimes I just hold the filter under a drip from the faucet. Let dry. Cut out turkey bodies, legs,gobblers, and beak from paper and glue onto filters. I like to use googly eyes for a silly effect. After they have crafted students can write to any turkey prompt! This makes for such a fun display! They always love it!

I LOVE teaching about the first Thanksgiving! I found this reading book on Amazon for about $2.50. Click here to read a post about how I use this book and pick up the response sheet for FREE!
Bring the turkeys into your math centers! Students love it! This activity helps students focus on the various ways to solve multiplication problems (each feather is a different strategy). We just learned about arrays, repeated addition, and equal groups-- so I am excited to bring out this center next week. Click here to get your own copy!

What is your favorite way to celebrate Thanksgiving in the classroom? Feel free to share in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

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