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Yesterday, we read ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey. There are so many reasons why I love this book. It’s downright funny, but it also pulls in MANY references to other books and media. Written in the same prose as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, it is about school kids who take a field trip to a turkey farm. In an attempt to keep the turkeys from becoming Thanksgiving dinner, the school kids hide the turkeys.
This year, an idea popped into my head after reading it. Why don’t I pull down all the craft supplies (that have shamefully sat idol in my attic for the last 5 years) and let my kids hide some turkeys of their own? You can download the turkey template for free HERE.
All three kiddos enjoyed the activity immensely.
Once the turkeys were complete, they each found a place to “hide” their turkey. When daddy came home, he had quite the turkey scavenger hunt! The kids enjoyed this so much that we may just do this again next week when all the cousins are here for Thanksgiving.Enjoy teaching!
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