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Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all the good things in life. It is also a time to think about turkeys. This parts of a turkey worksheet will help students review the anatomy of a turkey.
They will need to cut out the labels and paste them in the correct places on the drawing of a turkey. The cut and paste worksheet includes a diagram of a turkey and labels for the major parts of the bird.
Cutting out the labels and putting them in the right place is a great way for kids to review what they have learned about turkeys. And when they are done, they can use the worksheet as a coloring page!
So this Thanksgiving, while you are enjoying your turkey dinner, take a moment to think about all the amazing parts of this wonderful bird.
Parts of a Turkey
Do your kids know all the parts of a turkey? Turkeys have a head, neck, body, and tail. They have two wings and two legs. Their feathers are used to keep them warm.
- legs – support the body and help the bird to move; also used for preening
- head – contains the brain; beak and eyes are used for eating and seeing
- body – stores fat which provides energy; houses internal organs
- tail – provides balance when flying; used as a communication signal among birds
- feathers – give turkeys their distinctive plumage; provide insulation and help the bird to fly
What is the Purpose of This Activity?
This worksheet is designed to help children strengthen their vocabulary and reading skills as they read the labels at the bottom of the page.
They’ll strengthen motor skills as they use scissors to cut out the labels and hand-eye coordination as they align each label on the correct lines.
Finally, kids can express their creativity as they color the turkey and his pumpkins.
Parts of a Turkey Worksheet
This worksheet is so much fun for kids! It’s perfect for your November homeschool lessons in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Do
Read a nonfiction book about turkeys. Then, have your students complete the labeling worksheet.
First, students will color the turkey. Next, they’ll cut out the labels at the bottom of the page. Finally, glue the labels on the correct line before coloring the turkey.
Assessing Your Child’s Comprehension
The Parts of a Turkey Worksheet is a great way for students to review the different parts of a turkey. They will need to cut out the labels and paste them in the correct places on the drawing of a turkey.
This activity will help students review the different parts of a turkey. They will be assessed on their understanding of the topic by completing this worksheet.
Some students may need more help than others when completing the Parts of a Turkey Worksheet. You can offer differentiated instruction by providing different worksheets for students of varying abilities. You can also offer help to students who are struggling with the activity.
One way to help struggling learners with this activity, provide them with a turkey poster or picture that is labeled. Children can use that picture to complete their own diagram.
Older students or those who need a challenge, can write the labels instead of cutting/pasting them. This will help them practice handwriting and transferring the letters from the bottom of the page to the correct line.
How Are Turkeys Related to Thanksgiving
Turkeys are associated with Thanksgiving for several reasons. First of all, they are a traditional Thanksgiving dish. For many years, turkeys have been roasted and served as the main course on Thanksgiving Day.
In addition, turkeys are also a symbol of abundance and prosperity. They represent the bountiful harvest that was gathered in during the fall season.
Finally, turkeys are also seen as a symbol of thanksgiving and gratitude. They remind us of all the things we have to be thankful for, including our families, our friends, and our many blessings.
So when you see a turkey on Thanksgiving Day, remember to count your blessings and give thanks for all the good in your life.
Turkey Activities for Kids
There are lots of fun activities that you can do with your kids to learn about turkeys.
One way is to print out our Parts of a Turkey Worksheet and have them color in a turkey. Then they can cut out the labels at the bottom of the page and glue them on the correct line.
Another activity is to make a turkey out of construction paper or other materials. You can also read books about turkeys together and do activities related to the books. There are many different turkey books for kids that you can choose from.
Finally, you can watch videos about turkeys and learn more about these fascinating creatures.
Whichever activities you choose, your kids are sure to have a blast while learning about turkeys!
Turkey Books for Kids
If you’re looking for some great turkey books for kids, check out these titles:
• A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman – When the people of Squawk Valley find themselves without a turkey for their Thanksgiving feast, they hatch a plot to lure one into town: They’ll advertise for a “model” turkey to pose during a turkey-themed arts-and-crafts fair. Once the model is finished posing, he’ll make the perfect main course for the Squawk Valley Thanksgiving feast. But the citizens of Squawk Valley don’t plan on meeting up with a turkey as sly as Pete―a bird so clever, he just may outsmart them all!
• Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving…and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea―what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!
• 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston – This silly rhyming story about ten turkeys teaches children how to count backwards.
More Turkey Printables
If your kids enjoyed this worksheet, you may be looking for more turkey printables. If so, check out the worksheets and printable activities listed below:
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey Free Printables
- How to Catch a Turkey Worksheets
- Thanksgiving Turkey Worksheets
- Feed the Turkey Alphabet Game from Homeschool Preschool
- Turkey Headband Craft with Free Template from Simple Everyday Mom