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Friday, November 15, 2013

Turkeys in Disguise

I found this clipart here
                  Edit:  I made two outfits for the above turkey after posting this.

                        


 I have been searching and searching for years for a CUTE turkey.  Today I found not one, but two that I like.  Thanks to a blog I follow http://mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com/ 
she posted the idea of reading the book "Turkey Trouble" by Wendi Silvano.  It is about a turkey who disguises itself to hide from the farmer.  She follows up the lesson with an art and writing activity involving making turkeys in disguises.  I am reading this book to the entire first grade the day before Thanksgiving.  I have made up sample costumes for the kids to use if they want. Below is the other turkey I like which was part of a free activity Deanna Jump was giving away on her teacher store.
I altered his feet to make them more "shoe" accessible.  I removed the feathers from both turkeys to make it easier to dress them.  The illustrator in the book, Lee Harper, gave his turkey feathered "hands" so that he could hold things.

I will probably alter the second turkey the same way.  But...I had a LOT of fun today making costumes for the second turkey.  Below are some of them.For 11" x 17" Coloring Page Costumes go HERE,

These can be printed on 8.5" x 11" paper to fit the turkey printed to the same size.
                                               






                        




                                 

                            

















                                


If you are a teacher and have a great way to use these, please let me know.  It would be fun to load them onto the Smartboard and slide the outfits over the turkey.  You could print them out in black and white and let K-1 kids color, cut, and paste them onto the turkeys.  I am going to print my turkeys out on 11" x 17" paper with clothes the same size.  This way there is room on the back to put a short story they write about the disguise.  The hats and crowns have to be cut out separately. Due to the length of the turkeys neck, they didn't fit on the page with the turkey.


Here are the two turkeys in a couple of their outfits.
                                               

  



                                                

       
  

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