Saturday, November 3, 2012

Make a Turkey ... One Feather at a Time

I am swamped!  Assessments, report cards, special projects, just plain old survival in this crazy world and so what do I do?  BLOG!!!

Okay, this is a simple, fun family project from 2011.  (You could also do this project in class.)

Here is the finished bulletin board:

Here is a close-up:

(The hands were from a previous bulletin board that I loved and just couldn't bear to take completely down so for the rest of the year, those hands were a backdrop for everything that went up on this board.)

Family Feather Project:

I sent home a white feather cut from cardstock.  I asked each family to work together to design a feather to add to our very bare turkey.  The directions said they could use any materials they wanted to decorate the feather.  (One child used his sight word cards from our HM reading series to decorate the feather.  It is the feather with the red rectangles.)  We talked about how we needed all of our feathers to create the turkey.  Just one feather would not be enough.

Note: A thousand apologies for not knowing where I got the adorable turkey from.  It was a TPT purchase and students were supposed to measure the turkey, but I made an extra copy for this bulletin board.  But after searching through all of my purchases, I cannot find the original.  (Note to self: If you must purchase so many items from TPT, please keep your purchases organized!)  If you are the creator of this cute, cute turkey, just let me know and I will tell the world how wonderful you are!

Love to all,


  1. Very cute! We have a project called "Cool Turkeys" The students get to decorate a turkey printout with different types of things like; feathers, buttons, glitter, etc. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    Tara West
    Little Minds at Work

  2. I have always loved this idea!!!
    And the sight word feather cracks me up, too!!!! :)

  3. That is a very cool family project. Thanks. I am pinning it.

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  4. Love this idea! I'm keeping it for next year.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this... My son just started kindergarten and this is the first project that they have sent home. and i was absolutely clueless what is expected.. now i have some direction :)