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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching next week, I had one more turkey read-aloud literacy snack idea I wanted to share with you. This week, we’re reading The Very Stuffed Turkey by Katharine Kenah.
In this book, Turkey has five homes to visit — Horse, Pigs, Sheep and Goat’s, Cows, and Mouse’s –Turkey knows there’ll be a ton of food to eat. But there’ll also be friends and their families who can’t wait to celebrate the holiday with Turkey!
Your little learners will enjoy following him along on his adventure from house to house spending time with friends and there’s even a parade at the end!
For our snack this week, we’ll be making Turkey!
This Resource Works Well With
literacy snack idea
each student will need
5 apple slices -approx half of an apple If you sliced the apple a bit thinner you could get 3 or even 4 students’ feathers out of one apple.
And an extra small piece of apple skin to use as the turkey wattle
A small triangle piece of sliced cheese as the beak.
Have the students start by laying out their 5 apple slices as the feathers. Place the Ritz cracker at the bottom of the apple slices. Put on the eyeballs. Add the triangle beak and the small slice of apple for the wattle and they’re done!
While your students are enjoying their turkey snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They will work on their sequencing skills and number the pictures in the correct order of the houses that Turkey visited in the story. They can then color the pictures.
You can download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store by clicking the green box below.
If you’re looking for even more Thanksgiving read-alouds you can find some of our favorites here.
I hope your students enjoy their Turkey snack! See you next time!