Get ready to gobble, gobble your way through the silly read aloud Turkey Trouble with some engaging book activities from Simply Kinder. Your little turkeys will enjoy comprehension, math, literacy, and writing activities to extend learning beyond the read aloud. Check out how to make our Turkey Trouble book activities part of the Thanksgiving fun in your classroom.
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Turkey Trouble Book Companion Activities
You will find an extended set of low-prep activities to pair with Turkey Trouble. Choose from crafts, sequencing activities, centers, and so much more.
- Turkey Trouble Story Retelling Craft
- Turkey Trouble Sequencing Hat
- Story Sequencing Cards (pocket chart and 1/2-page sizes to choose from)
- Sequencing Printables
- Directed Drawing Activities
- Graphic Organizers
- Journal Pages
- Word Wall/Vocabulary Activities
- Character Retelling Sticks
- Math and Literacy Centers
Prepping Book Activities
You won’t have any “turkey trouble” preparing these activities. Choose which activities you would like students to complete and simply click print. We suggest laminating word wall activities and center items so you can reuse them next year. You may consider spacing activities out over the course of several days so your students can experience all of the fun activities this set has to offer.
Turkey Trouble Book Activities in Action
We love that you can use so many of these activities in different settings. You can complete activities with students in a whole group setting after reading the book aloud. Students can also work in small groups through center rotations to complete activities. Read for ideas below.
Use the story sequencing cards in a pocket chart after reading Turkey Trouble with your students. Students can use the cards to retell the story to a partner once you’ve sequenced them as a whole group.
Pass out the character retelling sticks to students and have them retell the story by acting it out. This is sure to bring lots of laughter.
Complete the retelling hats or turkey craft as a whole group and use the pocket chart sequencing cards for a visual reminder.
Small Group Center Rotations
Choose several activities that your students can rotate through in a structured time frame. The number center, race to the number, and CVC turkeys lend themselves nicely to this option.
Include a station with a graphic organizer where students can identify the story elements or show their favorite part of the story.
The turkey-directed drawing makes an ideal center station as well. Students can express their creativity and practice writing complete sentences to accompany their drawings.
We love the word wall/vocabulary activities as a weeklong center. Incorporate Turkey Trouble into your classroom writing center. Students can choose from differentiated activities to keep Turkey’s adventures fresh in their minds.