Gobble Gobble! We’re working on inferencing with turkeys this week!
In preschool, I’ve always done a big preschool unit on “Turkey Trouble” by Wendi Silvano. This year I found “Plump and Perky Turkey” by Teresa Bateman in the Goodwill 25 cent bin over the summer. Both books are adorable but I needed to make something new to match my new upper elementary heavy caseload. The books feature smart turkeys trying to disguise themselves on Thanksgiving to avoid being the main course! The amazon affiliate links are included below incase you don’t own these! I thought this would be a great opportunity to expand on these books without doing a full book companion. Many of my students need to work on making inferences so I designed this activity around that skill.
The turkeys are all dressed up trying to hide from farmers and hungry people everywhere! To play print either the QR code activity (pages 3-10) or the regular version (pages 11-18). If you print the QR code version use any QR code scanner on the phone or tablet. I’m having a blast with the QR codes but if you aren’t into them or have students who aren’t responsible enough to use your phone, I’ve got you covered with the plain version!
To play lay all the disguised turkey cards out on the table. The students should read the clues on the plain turkey cards. The rhyme on the card should give the student enough clues to guess what the turkey dressed up as to hide! On the QR code version, check the answer by scanning the QR code and checking the number on the disguised turkey.
The activity is harder when all cards are spread out over the table. To make it easier, group them by ‘theme’ or just give the student two cards to choose from.
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