Thanksgiving Math Activities Place Value Turkey Craft

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K - 3rd
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I am all about a creative and artsy project but I am even more excited when I can incorporate a learning target. This was perfect to celebrate Thanksgiving while also getting to practice place value!


Put some “Woo Hoo!” into studying place value, by creating a super-cute Place Value Turkey. If your students are like mine they will absolutely LOVE this math activity, which is suitable for younger kiddos who are practicing 2 & 3-digit numbers, as well as older students who can make a 4 or 5-digit, place value turkey.

This is an especially fun activity for your students, and a nice alternative to worksheets; making it that “extra special something” you can do for the month of November.

Completed projects turn out absolutely adorable, and make an outstanding bulletin board or hallway display.

I’ve included 2 posters to help decorate.

You’re sure to get lots of compliments, as the results definitely have that “Wow!” factor.

The packet is very versatile, with lots of creative options for your students to choose from; which not only results in a nice variety of turkeys, but allows you to diversify your lessons.

These place value turkeys appeal to a variety of ages and abilities.

The versatility allows younger kiddos, as well as older students, to create a turkey that will have a one, two, three or even 4-digit number value!

Teacher Comments:

  • My [2nd grade] students loved this!
  • Great product! [3rd grade]

Keep things simple for little ones and limit the number of pieces and options, while challenging older students to create a bigger value for their turkeys.

Be sure and check the PREVIEW for lots of samples. I’ve also included the directions from the packet, so you can see if it fits your grade level.

Teacher Comment:

  • "I showed this to my students before purchasing it and ever since they have asked me everyday it they "are doing turkeys". We did the pumpkin place value and they loved it. They are so excited to now create place value turkeys!!"

Once children have created their place value turkey, they figure out how much it is “worth”.

I’ve provided several worksheet options for students to complete, that helps break things down. Choose which one is most appropriate for your students. They are different enough, that you can actually do all of them.

There are also several whole-group activities for data collection and analysis.

Limited time? This makes a super-fun homework assignment, or another idea is to have students work with a partner or create one PVT in a small group of three, which will divide up the work.

Here’s a fun challenge: Give the small group a total turkey value, and see how close they can get to hitting that number.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a turkey-rific time strutting your place value knowledge!

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It’s pure joy for me to spend countless hours creating quality resources in the hopes that it makes teachers lives easier & learning a lot of fun for students.

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