November is such a great time of year. Turkeys everywhere, delicious food, and the start of Christmas decor!
As a teacher, it is especially fun because you get to do lots of turkey and Thanksgiving-themed activities with the kiddos.
These are all amazing for increasing student engagement throughout November, but one of my favorite activities was always the Disguise a Turkey activity.
Every year, I would have students disguise a naked turkey so it wouldn’t get eaten on Thanksgiving Day. It’s so fun! Students are sent home with the turkey printable and work with their families to come up with creative disguises. We got some cool disguised turkeys! Then students would practice their creative writing skills by writing about them.
It was a hit! But then the pandemic hit, and I was so sad that students wouldn’t be able to do this project. However, I found a way to use Google Slides to provide a digital version with a printables so students would never have to miss out on this fun activity.
So now students can disguise their turkey while distance learning!
These interactive, editable slides make it easy to have students copy and paste movable parts to DISGUISE a TURKEY!
After coming up with the perfect disguise, they get to write a narrative opinion story about their turkey.
I love this activity because it is not only educational, but it allows students to engage in some creative holiday fun. They’ll get 9 backgrounds to choose from, 6 slides with movable parts, 5 slides for students to brainstorm, organize thoughts, and write a story about their disguised turkey, and black and white slides for students to digitally or handwrite stories.
You can even add some animation and music to it while in Present mode! Afterward, you can print these out to decorate your classroom or make a slideshow so everyone can see it virtually.
Check out the video tutorial here!