Turkey Trouble- Read.Explore.Learn

The  turkey in Turkey Trouble realizes that he is in trouble and decides to disguise himself as other animals on the farm. Every time he thinks he has found a winning costume a different farm animal recognizes him. He then tries to pretend he is one of them.

His disguises work for him in the end! What is he at the end of the story? He is a pizza delivery man. Thank goodness the family likes pizza.

I love the turkey’s disguises. He uses upcycled costumes to keep him off the table.

What did we do to explore this book?
Turkey Hat

Construction Paper Turkey Hat

We glued a set of yellow turkey legs, a turkey head with face, and a bunch of turkey feathers to a  brown band of construction paper and made the cutest turkey hat.

Construction Paper Hat on My Son's Head

Paper Bag Turkey

Turkey Bag Supplies

We gathered together newspaper, construction paper feathers, wiggly eyes, a turkey head and facial features made of construction paper, a paper bag, and a bread tag to make the paper bag turkey.
Stuffing a Bag for the Turkey

Then we stuffed the bag with newspaper and closed the bag with the bread tie.
Adding Feathers to the Bag
The feathers were attached next to the back of the bag just above the bread tag. The opening of the bag spread out made a great support for the feathers.

Adding a Face

JDaniel added the eyes and beak to the turkey’s head before I attached it to the front of the bag.

Finished Paper Bag Turkey
We ended the craft by adding his feet. I think he came out really cute.

Here are some post that linked up last week:

Sugar Cube Pyramid

JDaniel’s preschool teacher just recommended he try building with sugar cubes the way Eclectic Musings’ did her posted called.Sugar Cube Zuggurats.

Guffalo Theater

Growing Together (Play, Laugh, Learn) created a Storybook Theater- The Guffalo post that I really love.

Please link your book exploration posts below.


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  1. says

    We did the same book this week! We enjoyed it too, really funny book. I meant to do a turkey craft too, but I kept running out of steam before we could get it done. Your crafts are super cute!

  2. says

    What a cute paper bag turkey!
    We’ve been reading a few Thanksgiving books, and doing a few crafts, but didn’t get anything put together for today…
    That book’s cover looks pretty funny — might have to look for it at the library this week!

  3. says

    thanks for featuring my post.
    That sounds a better turkey book than the one I picked up this week, your turkey escaped the table – serves me right for not reading it all the way through.


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