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.
(thanks Kacie Biggs)
(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!