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Are you looking for a fun activity to teach the alphabet? This fun Feed the Turkey alphabet game is perfect for you!
Kids will have fun listening to your instructions and feeding the turkey the correct pumpkin pie. Add this to your literacy centers during the month of November.
Don’t miss these free preschool printables! They’re perfect for your Thanksgiving or turkey-themed lesson plans!
Feed the Turkey Alphabet Game
This printable alphabet game is a fun way to teach or reinforce the alphabet in your preschool or kindergarten classroom or homeschool.
While this activity does require a bit of preparation, it can be used at home or in the classroom to work on letter recognition or beginning sounds.
Trying to find a unique and engaging way to teach the alphabet is often a challenge. But, when you add this activity to your lesson plans, it’s sure to be a hit.
Preparing the Activity
I suggest printing the pages on cardstock and laminating them for durability.
Then, cut out the turkey face including the mouth. Cut out all 26 pumpkin pies, as well.
Completing the Activity
Place the turkey face on the table. You could also glue it to the top of an empty oatmeal canister or shoebox, as well. Just remember to cut out the mouth.
Then, shuffle the pumpkin pies and spread them out on the table in front of your child.
Now, call out a letter and have your child feed it to the turkey. You could also call out a beginning sound and have your child find the correct letter. Or, you can call out the name of an object, and have your child listen for the beginning sound to feed the turkey.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT THANKSGIVING
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Thanksgiving picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
How to Catch a Turkey – A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).
Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?
10 Fat Turkeys – Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more.
Do you smell that? Is it fall or your new pumpkin pie play dough kit. This homemade pumpkin scented play dough kit is perfect as a party favor, holiday goody bag or even a fun activity at home.
Welcome autumn and encourage creativity in your children with this fall-themed felt creations busy bag. Practice counting and exploring patterns as you put on the turkey’s feathers.