Meet Ted the Turkey | A Funny Thanksgiving Poem
What is your favorite Thanksgiving poem? Year after year, the kids fall in love with Ted the Turkey.
Meet Ted the Turkey! He is the famous bird that all the kids are reading about in this funny Thanksgiving poem. What better way to engage learners than with a Thanksgiving poem for kids about a funny bird! Ted the Turkey will flaunt his feathers and say gobble, gobble, gobble on Thanksgiving Day.
Introduce Ted the Turkey to your elementary students, and they will be ready to gobble up this interactive Thanksgiving poem for kids pocket chart activity.
Introduce the Thanksgiving Poem
Your kids may have heard about Ted the Turkey, but have they met him? Always start a learning activity with a strong hook to engage the kids and keep their attention. Grab a Turkey stuffed animal and a these Thanksgiving poems, and, like magic, the kids will be so excited to read!
After meeting Ted, the new Thanksgiving class mascot, introduce the Build a Poems, a collection of Thanksgiving poems and poetry activities. \
Sung to the tune, I’m a Little Teapot, Ted the Turkey is also a catchy Thanksgiving song for kids. I have found students to be more engaged and likely to recall the poem if I teach them a song to go with it.
Ted the Turkey Thanksgiving Poem
Incorporate Thanksgiving finger plays with music and movement for your kinesthetic learners, while displaying this bright and colorful Ted the Turkey poem for your visual learners.
As an introduction lesson, I display the Thanksgiving poem for kids on my smart board using a portable document projector camera. The students can easily follow along with the poem projected onto the large screen. This is also a great opportunity to extend lessons about concepts of print, sight word and letter recognition, beginning sounds, vowel patterns, and rhyming skills.
Ted the Turkey Thanksgiving Build a Poem Poetry Pocket Chart Center for emergent readers.
Thanksgiving Poetry Center
Turkey Facts for Kids
Ted the Turkey is also a great introduction to teaching turkey facts for kids. They can learn facts, such as turkeys live in trees, with my Building Sentences: All About Turkeys resource. You can read more about this Thanksgiving writing center, here. The holidays bring forth so much excitement, and there are endless ways to incorporate reading, vocabulary, and writing into the hype. Embrace the learning opportunities, and teach your kiddos all about Ted the Turkey.
Your kids will love this funny poem and poetry activity. You can grab your Thanksgiving Build a Poems below. As a thank you for visiting my blog, I’ve created a discount code just for you. Use code LEARNING when checking out to save 10%.
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