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Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
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> What is a turkey?
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This is a very simple craft for young children to introduce or revisit
special and beloved North American bird, the turkey. It featurestwo overlapping autumn oak leaves (ordinary oak) to represent the
turkey's feathers and tail; the turkey's head is an acorn, the oak's
fruit and seed. The oak tree is an important source of
food for wild turkeys -- acorns are one of their favorite treats.
Make sure to review and include related learning activities below to address and discuss the different elements of the craft before and/or during craft assembly:
Printing | assembly and decoration Suggestions:
Printing option 1: Print color templates, cut and assemble. Fold beak and place glue where indicated.
Printing option 2: Print all black & white templates and:
Suggestion 1: Children can color and cut out template pieces (assist when needed). Fold beak and place glue where indicated.
Suggestion 2 : Cut out template pieces and trace, onto different colors craft paper (older children may be able to do this step themselves) - use autumn colors if the activity is seasonal or,
Suggestion 3: Letters or numbers activity explained below.
Note: For children under 3 years of age pre-assemble and glue the smallest templates: beak and waddle to the acorn.
Other ideas for decorating the craft:
Older children (ages 4.5 - 6) need more challenge to make the process more interesting and explore other art techniques or simply set up various materials and different brushes, sponge rollers, etc., and allow them to discover ways to paint and decorate.
Alphabet Printable Activities
The turkey's head template is an ACORN the fruit (a type of nut) and the seed produced by an OAK tree.
Note: The acorn template has "HIDDEN upper case letter A's. "Challenge" the children to find the letter A's in the template, do not point to the acorn, but to find any hidden letter A's after distributing the template page.
Letters or numbers practice > Color-by-the-Number or Color-by the