Monday, November 09, 2009

Terrific Texture Turkeys; Giveaway Time!


Parents donated rice, fabric, faux fur, sunflower seeds, aluminum foil, cotton balls and dry pasta so that the Super Stars could add texture to their colored turkey feathers!

We painted wet glue onto the colored tag board and added bumpy, smooth, fluffy, bristley, crunchy and pokey details:



We used a hole punch at the back of each turkey's head, ran a pipe cleaner through the holes and then tied them through a small hole made into the center of each tag board sheet (click here for directions on how to make the turkey body):


Gobble gobble gobble!


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It's easy to make a turkey-riffic display for Veterans Day too:


I found a cute turkey stamp, blew it up using an overhead projector, and traced and colored it on plain white paper.  I used a hand-shaped die cut to make red, white, and blue paper "feathers" for the turkey, but it would be fun for students to trace their hands instead.  Laminate the turkey for future use, and then add a small flag, securing it with clear tape.  


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*This* is my 600th blog post! 
 I'll be hosting a giveaway later this week, and all you have to do to be entered is comment on THIS post!  Each comment will count as one entry, but if you are (or *become*) a follower of my blog, your name will be tossed into the hat one more time!

36 comments:

  1. YEAH! Sign my name up! And. . . if I can I might have to figure out the follower thing! I'm not that tech illiterate! :) haha. Congrats on the 600th post! What an amazing accomplishment!

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  2. Woot! Awesome job as always Michaele!! And super duper cute "flag turkey"!

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  3. Lori C6:14 PM

    Congrats on the 600th post! You have an amazing blog!

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  4. what a fun turkey project! and congrats on 600 posts! good for you!

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  5. what a lovely turkey, different than all I have seen so far :)

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  6. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and inspiration! Congrats!

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  7. I am a follower of your blog also :)

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  8. This is a great project. Turkey, yet with a sensory experience thrown in too:)

    I love your blog!

    juliecerdas at gmail dot com
    http://theadventuresofbear.blogspot.com

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  9. I am loving the creativeness of using the overhead projector to enlarge a stamped image. I am a first year teacher in Colorado. I teach kindergarten also. I'm snatching up lots of good ideas from you :)
    Nicole

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  10. I love your blog too!

    Please include me in the drawing,

    AND

    CONGRATULATIONS on the 600th post!!!
    Woo Hoo!!

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  11. I follow you! And I'm glad I do because these turkeys are adorable:)

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  12. I just love your ideas.... Congrats!

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  13. Jennifer4:15 PM

    I teacher intermediate grades but get great ideas from you!! Good job!

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  14. Wow, you've been at this blogging thing for a LONG TIME! I'm a newbie in this land.

    Just put a post up today about an amazing kindergarten teacher I met who just published a book through Scholastic about teaching kids to read using poetry.

    Thought you and your readers might be interested:
    http://catesfolly.blogspot.com/2009/11/every-child-reader.html

    I'll be back by now that I know where you are!

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  15. I love the texture turkeys! What a neat idea... and so simple, everyday household objects that can be used! Also, I just became a follower of this blog!

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  16. Love love love your blog! Happy 600th post!

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  17. Anonymous1:00 PM

    Congratulations on your 600th post!!!! It's been great reading your blog...hope you continue with it!!! BTW I love your texture turkeys.

    Gladys
    gladys_appleton@yahoo.com

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  18. So glad all of you have dropped by! I'll be posting the giveaway items tomorrow (Sunday) sometime and will have Dear Daughter draw a winner on Monday (*have* to make Monday a GOOD day, right?)!

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  19. Wow you are amazing! I have had you on my Google Reader now for a long time and love reading about a fellow Kindergarten teacher's adventures! I would love to win some Kindergarten themed items! Thanks so much!

    tracystandage at gmail dot com :)

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  20. Grace M.10:12 AM

    I've been following you on google reader, but I don't have my own blog. Thanks for all your ideas and pictures!
    gracemaeng@gmail.com

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  21. Congrats!! These turkeys are adorable...can't wait to try them with my classroom :)

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  22. awesome textured turkeys.. please sign me up for the giveaway

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  23. 600 posts . . . wonderful!!! Love to read your blog and see all of your creative ideas.

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  24. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Wow COunt me in. Lori
    mertes6@acsalaska.net

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  25. tammy3:04 PM

    i love your posts. i modify it for my sped pre k students and my 1st grade after school class.
    thanks, tammy
    4t.atou at gmail dot com

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  26. tammy3:05 PM

    i am a follower also

    -tammy
    4t.atou at gmail dot com

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  27. These are great turkeys. Thanks for sharing. Please enter me in the contest.

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  28. Glad I found your blog. I teach kindergarten in SC.

    new follower

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  29. Anonymous2:15 PM

    hrm1014@yahoo.com for drawing!!

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  30. Anonymous4:30 PM

    jennifirstgrade@yahoo.com

    What a terrific site you have here!!!

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  31. I really love the turkeys. I think I will try this with my first graders.
    Tammy Daniels
    Tam118dans@aol.com

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  32. I signed up to become a follower of this blog.
    Tammy Daniels
    Tam118dans@aol.com

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  33. Anonymous6:29 PM

    GREAT IDEAS - WONDERFUL SITE! THANK YOU!!!!
    mommyk5@yahoo.com

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  34. Anonymous6:31 PM

    GREAT AND HELPFUL SITE!
    mommyk5@yahoo.com

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  35. what a great blog!
    poole_ta@yahoo.com

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As always, thank you for your comments, tips, suggestions and questions!