ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Let's Talk Turkeys

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Let's Talk Turkeys

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Has November flown by at your house? Seems like we just finished trick-or-treating and it's already time for planning the big turkey dinner for Thanksgiving!

Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot shared three of the turkey themed centers she used to use when teaching kindergarten: Turkey Letters, Turkey Feather Numbers, and Turkey Numbers
Teaching Two had a great way to practice your name and can be done over and over. Be sure to see their cute coffee filter turkeys in the same post.
Michelle at Green Olives and Ham shows off her matching file folder game, that she suggests can also be played as a Memory Match up type game.

We love this cute felt ABC turkey sent in by Starr at! Click through the slideshow and see how the feathers can be used to spell out words such as Thursday and Thanks.
Our Journey at Hillside Manor reviewed the alphabet with this turkey activity, done during their letter T week. The template she used is link to in her post, so you can try it out too!
Amy at Preschooling at Home made their turkey handprint craft using foam, and the artist is shown proudly showing off her work.
At My Family My Forever, they made their turkey with a butternut squash print. What fun and it is the perfect shape for a turkey body!
They also made this adorable play-doh turkey, using handmade glitter play-doh. Susana shares the recipe and two favorite Thanksgiving books in the same post.
Silly Eagle Books shared these handprint turkeys, done after they read Setting the Turkeys Free

Isn't this a cute hand and foot turkey, sent to us by The Fifth Street Academy?
The Adventures of Bear sent us this magnetic turkey, that can be used to pratice patterns.

We thought we'd end on really fun note, and get you all thinking about how to devise your own Turkey Trap!
Bobbi at Casa Camacho and her family made this turkey trap, and then caught their family's "poor, defenseless" Guinea Pig in it!


  1. Those are all so cute! We did a few turkey activities also:

  2. Thanks for featuring our turkey! You found some great stuff--I'm excited about trying them out!

  3. All these turkey ideas are really different from what we've seen. Love that! Thanks for featuring us Katies!

  4. Wow, such great ideas!! I love them all. Thanks for featuring us at Our Journey at Hillside Manor.