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10 Turkey Facts for Kids | A Thanksgiving Writing Center
Creating a Thanksgiving writing center can be fun and easy with these ten Turkey Facts for Kids. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students are probably not fascinated with detailed turkey facts, such as turkey contains tryptophan. Instead, these basic turkey facts for kids and leveled writing center will be sure to entertain and engage all your littles. 🙂
Where do turkeys sleep? What do turkeys eat? Can baby turkeys fly? These are all great questions asked by my kinder students over the years. To help answer these questions, you can read turkey stories, guide your students to research turkeys online, and present this Ten Turkey Facts for Kids anchor chart found in my Building Sentences: All About Turkeys resource. My students were most surprised to learn turkeys sleep in trees, and that baby turkeys cannot fly. What would your kiddos be most excited to learn about?
Turkey Facts for Kids
After presenting the Turkey Facts for Kids printable anchor chart, and exposing students to informational text all about turkeys, you will have everything you need to quickly set up a Thanksgiving writing center. Incorporate Thanksgiving poems for kids into your lessons all about turkeys, and watch as turkeys quickly become fun and interesting!
Here are the 10 turkey facts for kids that the students will build, write, and draw about with the Building Sentences: All About Turkeys
- A turkey is a large bird.
- Turkeys sleep in trees.
- Boy turkeys are gobblers.
- Girl turkeys are hens.
- Wild turkeys can fly.
- Baby turkeys cannot fly.
- A group of turkeys is a flock.
- Turkeys eat plants and animals.
- Turkeys have a wattle.
- Turkeys have feathers.
Fun Facts about Turkeys | A Thanksgiving Writing Center
Building Sentences Level 1:
Read the turkey fact at the top of the page.
Cut the scrambled word tiles on the bottom of the page, and paste them in the correct order to build the turkey fact for kids.
Draw a picture to show details about the turkey fact.
Write the sentence on the lines provided
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Building Sentences Level 2:
- For your more advanced learners, the level 2 worksheets do not have the sentence printed along the top.
- Students use syntax skills to construct a grammatically correct sentence using the word tiles at the bottom of the page.
- Draw a turkey picture to match the sentence, and write a sentence in the box below.
- UPDATE: the updated version of this Thanksgiving writing center now has an area for students to write the sentence.
When you purchase these printable Thanksgiving worksheets, you can use the video below (link included in resource) to show the kids how to complete the level 1 turkey facts worksheets.
Included in this Thanksgiving Writing Center: Building Sentences are:
10 level 2 cut and paste turkey worksheets
In other words, your kiddos will not only be ready for a Thanksgiving feast with their families, they will also be the star of the room with these turkey facts for kids.
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