Thanks to a great "Tissue Paper Turkey" idea that I found on ClassyClutter.net, I was able to create a Thanksgiving Turkey with the students in my self-contained class.
Since the children in my class were pretty young and cutting can take quite a while, I decided to pre-cut the turkey wings (6 per turkey body), turkey bodies, and the tissue paper out for them. I put the bodies, wiggle eyes, and wings in a Ziploc baggie for organizational purposes.
The first step that the kids took in making their turkeys was to glue the tissue paper onto each of the six wings that they had.
Next, the kids glued their wings onto a piece of construction paper and then glued their turkey's bodies on top of that.
The finished product came out wonderfully! My little brainiacs did an excellent job and made me a proud student teacher :)
MAKE YOUR OWN THANKSGIVING TURKEYS
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Implementation Time: 1 class period (40-50 minutes)
- Tissue Paper (Suggested Colors: Orange, Yellow, Purple)
- Construction Paper (Brown for bodies, White for wings, Any Color for Background)
- Markers (Black & Red)
- Wiggle Eyes