- A large North American bird with brownish feathers and a bare head with fleshy folds of skin hanging under the jaw. Turkeys are now raised in many parts of the world. Only birds have feathers.
- The flesh or meat of this bird, used as food referred to as poultry.
- Nutrition > turkey is a protein food, one of the five food groups. Protein foods include: meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds.
The turkey reminds us of historical events that have shaped the history of North America -- mainly USA and Canada -- it unites all people to be THANKFUL for all the bounties and the harvest that the land has given and continues to give. Help children write thankful messages on the leaves templates or handprints. Just print a word or two-- I am thankful for: friends, food, family, pets, my country, my home, my teachers, my "child care provider's name," etc.
Alphabet activities > Letter T is for Turkey printable activities and worksheets
Note each turkey craft will feature additional options for alphabet activities.
Maze > Pre-Writing and problem solving skills
Have children first use their finger to move through the maze, then use a crayon or pencil. Insert in document protector and use dry erase markers to reuse.
Online Jigsaw Puzzles > Turkey and the autumn season
Skills: Problem solving and using the computer mouse
Here are three 6-piece online puzzles. To increase the number of pieces click on the Change Cut button.
Holidays > Multicultural > What
is Thanksgiving > Visit this resource and lesson plan to introduce what is Thanksgiving
to young children.
Seasons > Autumn > Plants > Trees and their leaves > Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall - Autumn
Many of the turkey crafts showcase autumn color leaves, review in simple terms what is this process.
Book > Online Video > 10 Fat Turkeys > by Tony Johnston (Author), Rich Deas (Illustrator) @ You Tube or locate @ a library Description: This hilarious rhyming story about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backwards from ten to one.