A Plump and Perky Turkey

A Plump and Perky Turkey
A Plump and Perky Turkey
A Plump and Perky Turkey
A Plump and Perky Turkey
A Plump and Perky Turkey
A Plump and Perky Turkey
A Plump and Perky Turkey
A Plump and Perky Turkey
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Keep your students busy for hours with fun and engaging cross-curricular activities inspired by Teresa Bateman’s hilarious Thanksgiving picture book, A Plump and Perky Turkey.

Here are a few examples from my class that I posted on Instagram:

Pete the Turkey's Schedule of Events, 5:00 pm

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Telling Time: Turkey Paradise Schedule of Events

Pete the Turkey and his friends have escaped to "Turkey Paradise" (an all-inclusive resort just for turkeys!) Your students have been hired by the resort as event co-ordinators for Pete during his stay. Plan activities for each hour and show how you can write time in words as well as on an analogue and digital clock.

Visual Arts: Official Art Fair Entry

At the Arts and Craft Fair in the story, there were turkeys made of spuds, clay, rope, oatmeal, paper and soap. Have your students think of new materials to use to create a turkey sculpture on his/her Official Art Fair Entry form. Create a bulletin board with the submissions and let students from other classes judge the winners!

Visual Arts: Model Wanted

Create a bulletin board of “Wanted” posters of turkeys. Alternate "Wanted" posters included are "Ingredients" and "Food".

Cut and Paste: Thanksgiving Shopping List

Use food flyers to cut and paste (or draw) the items needed in order to cook a Thanksgiving meal. Try and include all the food groups. On the sheet provided, give details about what each ingredient will be used for. Example, “I need pumpkin puree to make a pumpkin pie. I need green beans to make my Mom’s famous casserole.” This would make an excellent oral presentation!

Social Studies: My Thanksgiving Meal (Eid/Diwali)

Have students draw what they typically eat for Thanksgiving and use the writing paper to do a recount. Seasonal inclusive options include: My Eid Meal and My Diwali Meal.

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Grade 2 Social Studies:

Changing Family and Community Traditions

Primary Media Literacy Units:

Media Literacy Magic for Primary Grades: Turn Picture Books into Movie Posters!

Media Literacy Fun for Primary Grades: Create a Board Game from Start to Finish

Oral Communication Unit (All About Kids' Organized Activities):

Give it a Go! Oral Presentation

Grades 1-3 Health Unit-Feelings and Friends:

Health Curriculum Grades 1,2,3 & Combined Grades: Friends and Feelings

Grade 1 Health Unit-Human Development and Sexual Health:

Private Parts and Body Parts

Kinesthetic/Judo Inspired Single Digit Addition and Subtraction Units:

Add Single Digits like a Judo Master

Subtract Single Digits like a Judo Master

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Keywords: Thanksgiving, turkey, Pete, Art, telling time, bulletin board, Eid, Diwali, substitute unit, kindergarten, grade one, grade two


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