Keep reading for some fun activities to go along with the book 10 Fat Turkeys. These are designed for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten and are sure to be a hit with your little learners!
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Our November story of the month is 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston. This hilarious book is perfect to read in November!
This rhyming story starts with 10 turkeys sitting on a fence. One by one, the turkeys fall off the fence by doing something funny…one tries to roller-skate, one tries to ride on a boar, and one tries to jump on a pogo stick! Once all 10 turkeys have fallen off, they decide to sit in a tree instead…and you’re left imagining what might happen next!
Your preschooler is sure to find this story hilarious and not even realize they’re practicing important math skills as they count backwards.
After reading this story, check out these fun turkey activities that include Turkey Cocoa Krispie Treats, a simple turkey craft, and a FREE printable counting activity.
Adding these activities in November (at home or in the classroom!) will help make your preschooler more excited for Thanksgiving and all the holiday fun coming up!
TURKEY COCOA KRISPIES TREATS
If you’re going to read about silly turkeys falling off a fence, then you have to make some silly turkey treats to eat! These Turkey Cocoa Krispie Treats (inspired by Beth from Hungry Happenings) are easy to make, taste delicious, and will be your preschoolers’ favorite November treat!
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 4 cups of mini marshmallows (or 1 package of regular-sized marshmallows)
- 6 cups of Cocoa Krispies cereal
- Candy corn
- Candy eyes
- Orange candy (we used this kind, or you could use a slice of a real orange)
- Red jellybeans
- In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
- Remove saucepan from heat.
- Add cereal and stir until well coated.
- Using a buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray or butter.
- Cut pieces into the shape of your choice. We thought it would be fun to try different shapes…so we made a circle, rectangle, square, triangle, and diamond!
- Stick the candy corn pieces into the top of the Cocoa Krispie treat. Then put on the candy eyes.
- Cut the orange candy into a triangle and put it on as the beak. Then cut a red jellybean in half and put it on near the beak as the snood.
- Enjoy your turkey treat!
Tip: If your candy pieces aren’t sticking to the Cocoa Krispies, you can use some melted marshmallows as “glue” to help the pieces stay put!
EASY TURKEY CRAFT
Who doesn’t love holiday-themed crafts? I know I do! I love saving them and pulling them out year after to year to see how much my own kids’ art has changed over the years!
This paper plate turkey (inspired by Kim from The Resourceful Mama) is a simple craft that doesn’t require too many supplies (or too much time to make it!), but it’ll be an adorable decoration for Thanksgiving this year!
- Paper plate
- Clothespin (optional)
- Paint (red, orange, yellow, brown)
- Googly eyes
- Cut the paper plate in half.
- Using the sponge (and clothespin if you’d like), sponge paint one half of the paper plate with red, orange, and yellow paint.
- While that’s drying, use the other half of the paper plate to cut out a circle, beak, and snood.
- Sponge paint the circle brown, the beak orange, and the snood red.
- When all the pieces are dry, glue the pieces together to make your very own turkey. Don’t forget to add the eyes too!
The last of our turkey activities for preschool is a fun counting activity to practice numbers 1-10. Have your little one choose a turkey number, and then have them match that number to the correct ten frame on the counting mat.
There are two counting mats to choose from…one is in numerical order, and the other is all mixed up. Choose the level that’s just right for your littles! You could also cut apart the ten frames and add them to a sensory bin.
This activity (along with all of our freebies!) can be downloaded from the Free Activity Library. If you’re already a member of our email community, you can click HERE to head to the Free Activity Library, enter your password (it’s on your most current email from me), and download your copy!
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Have you read 10 Fat Turkeys? Do you have any fun turkey activities for preschoolers or kindergarteners that I should add to our list? Let me know! Comment below or find me on Instagram [@littleslovelearningblog] to share!