Thanksgiving Craft-ivity, Disguise the Turkey Bulletin Board, and Turkey App!

Having Fun with Thanksgiving

My kids did the cutest job hiding their turkeys this week.  I loved seeing how creative they each were in their designs.  It is so fitting how you can see each of their personalities shine through in their work.  
When I taught first grade, I did an activity where my students took a template of a turkey home to disguise.  They returned it so that it could hide out in our classroom to be safe for the holiday.  This year, I wanted to bring this activity back so that my second graders could give it a whirl.  However, I couldn’t find my templates from first grade.  Luckily, I found a teacher who had a similar activity available for a free download.  

I used this free download for the family letter.
(thanks Kacie Biggs)
I used this free download for the turkey template.
(thanks Amy Labrasciano)
After my kiddos created this super cute craft-ivity, we displayed their turkeys outside of our classroom. We’ve gotten so many curious friends to stop by and visit our festive display.  The children get a kick out of seeing other’s reactions and hearing their responses.  
Today, I found out that there is an app that allows the children to disguise turkeys in a variety of different costumes.  I can’t wait to share it with them tomorrow.  This will be the perfect extension to what we did with our bulletin board display.
Dress Up the Turkey App!
(free download – click here)
Be sure to also check out my post on Scholastic’s complete Thanksgiving unit!

Scholastic’s First Thanksgiving Full CommonCore 
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