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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Such a great activity! I’m always looking for fun ways to work on inferences. 🙂
lindsay miller says
I would love to have this as an activity because I am always looking for fun ways to engage my students to work on inferences. Plus, I would love an activity that incorporates the QR codes!! Awesome job!
always have kids working on inference skills. This is cute!
I would love to have this activity. Using the QR codes really keeps kids interested! Great idea Jenna!
Jill Schorr says
I would love this activity! My school loves to see me use technology. Your creativity makes my crazy job so much easier! Thank you!
This looks like fun. Thanks
This activity would be GREAT for my students with inferencing objectives. Putting the qr codes with them takes it to a whole different level! They would LOVE this activity!
I’m new to the school setting and I’m excited about learning new ways to motivate the kiddos during the holidays. Very cute!
This activity would be great for my lower language students that struggle with inferencing. This would be new and motivating!!
Jordan Bubis says
As always- this product looks amazing! The kids love the QR codes- so motivating for them! Thanks for sharing & the giveaway opportunity!
You are so creative!!!
I would love to use this product. My secondary students need practice with inferences a lot. Thanks for sharing!
I love your products and of course this looks wonderful. I will use it will my elementary kiddos.
Inferencing is a skill so many of our speech kids need, and this would be a fun way to do it. Kids also love things that incorporate technology.
Elizabeth Ledford says
I like how it’s modifiable to different levels. For the younger kids, I could give them a few choices. For the older kids, they would have to look through all the pictures AND pay attention to both parts of the clue. And they always love using the iPad. I haven’t tried QR code activities yet, and I think this will be a fun one to start with!
I love this activity! It would help my students read for detail and look for the clues. I read my students A Plump and Perky Turkey this year before we started creating disguises for our turkeys!
I would love this activity to spice up my language lessons over the next few weeks.
Leah Herling says
This looks great! I am excited about the QR activity.
This looks awesome, I have so many students working on inferencing!
Katylin Kelly says
Love this activity!
What a great way to use QR codes
Great activity, I have a bunch of students working on inferences!
I’ve never used QR codes in therapy – I’d love to try it!
I think this activity is awesome! You always have such good ideas!
Sara Davis says
I have several students with inferencing objectives and also students with understanding and answering wh-questions….and I have never used QR codes, so it would be a first 🙂
This looks like a fun activity! I would love to start incorporating QR codes in therapy!
I’ve never used QR codes, this would be a great introductory activity for my students.
I love QR codes and the kids will have a ball!
Turkey Trouble is one of my favorite books to read my kiddos! I would love to win this!
This looks like a great activity to engage my students