So far we've worked our way through:
[Click on the covers for more information about each book.]
We've seen turkeys disguised as snowmen, children, art models, Hollywood agents, and pizza delivery boys. Maybe I missed something, but I thought turkeys were rather dimwitted creatures. Oh well, let's not be bothered by fact--it's time for some fun!
Apparently there's a well established tradition of having children disguise a (paper) turkey as a Thanksgiving art project. I'm sad I've been missing out on this! Lynne shared these pictures from her class.
The kids made a disguise for their bird and then wrote: "Turkey? What Turkey? I'm not a turkey, I'm a ______. Maybe you should look at a _______."
So cute! I love the turkey gnome!
If you're looking for more turkey inspiration, check out this site. (Scroll down.) There's even a turkey rodeo queen!
Littlegiraffes.com suggests a prompt for some undercover turkey writing.
This is a patterned writing activity for practicing nouns, verbs, describing words, and quotation marks. Each turkey disguises itself as another animal to fool the farmer. Make three columns on the board: Animal Names, Animal Actions, and Animal Sounds. Then brainstorm ideas.You can even toss in the song Five Fat Turkeys Are We.
This is an example:I could be a ________. (pig)
I could ________. (roll in the mud)
" _____, ______," said the turkey (oink oink)
"Oh!" said the farmer, "It must be a ______!" (pig)
I can't wait to try this out with my little turkeys! This guy is just begging for a new look, don't you think? You can download the .pdf from teachers.net.
But if your Thanksgiving disguise need run the other way, Designs With Heart has a pattern for making a turkey mask. If you try it out, just make sure to keep your running shoes on!