19 November 2015

Thanksgiving Activities: Turkey Time!

This week was all about turkeys! We started off by reading Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano. Such a cute book! Then we spent the week doing all kinds of fun turkey activities incorporating math, language arts, science, and art!

We summarized the story using this freebie from Rowdy in Room 300.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9UlJnYD3dZGLWd5eFMwQWVRWWs/view?usp=sharing

and did this free sequencing activity  from Kimberly Miner.



I made up 5 sentences about the story, then cut them up and paper clipped each sentence together with a number on it. Then I recorded myself reading the sentence correctly onto my phone, and the kids listened to the recording while putting the sentence together in the pocket chart.



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Of course we had to disguise our own turkeys! This is the first year we tried it and I love how they turned out. 



We made a Can-Have-Are chart to learn about real turkeys. I just cut the head and feathers from construction paper and glued them on the back. 


For some math fun, we did some color by addition pages, and also this activity from Miss Kindergarten called My Turkey Family. We practiced drawing turkeys and got some practice skip counting as well!



Something I love doing with the kids is directed drawing. We've only done a few, mostly because I keep forgetting, but we got one in this week. They are great for kids to practice listening, following directions, and learning some basic art skills. Here is one for a cartoon turkey from Art Projects for Kids. Click the picture to visit her blog and get a free pdf tutorial. 


http://artprojectsforkids.org/portfolio/cartoon-turkey/

Here is how ours turned out!


I love how festive our wall looks now with all our turkey stuff!