This set of turkeys and feathers, by Sara Ipatenco, is designed to help students practice vowel sounds. The packet includes turkey bodies for short a, e, i, o and u. It also has three turkey bodies for each of the long vowel sounds: a, ai, ay, e, ea, ee, i, y, igh, o, oa, ow, u, oo and ue. Students color and cut out the turkey bodies and feathers. Then they read the words on the feathers and glue them to the correct turkey body based on what vowel sound they hear. The activity works best if you give them several bodies and sets of feathers at the same time. Ask them to cut out the feathers and mix them up on their desk before gluing them. This packet is perfect for morning work, extra class practice and homework. Print the turkeys on colored paper, laminate them and set it up as a classroom center. Instead of gluing the feathers, students will lay out the bodies and then sort the feathers according to letter sound.