I thought I’d pop in to share a new take on an old favorite and show you our turkey in disguise fun. It’s a great way to get your class engaged in some Thanksgiving writing activities with a twist! I should mention we had the help of one very persuasive pigeon!
A New Twist on An Old Favorite
Pigeon Disguise a Turkey
You see, poor Tom Turkey doesn’t want to be eaten on Thanksgiving so he disguises himself as the Pigeon! In Tom’s opinion, families should eat hot dogs instead of turkey on Thanksgiving.
Tom Turkey asked my students help him by persuading their families to eat hot dogs instead of turkey for their holiday meal!
And according to Tom, hot dogs really are better. My class came up with lots of good reasons why we should eat hot dogs on Thanksgiving! Some of them are hilarious!
First, students brainstormed all of their good reasons to eat hot dogs instead of turkey on this variation of a bubble map. Some of their responses are priceless!
Students can also use the digital version on any device.
Then, they chose their three best reasons and wrote them inside of their booklets. Everyone explained in detail why these reasons were good ones.
For students learning remotely, they can disguise their turkey digitally.
The sunglasses get me every time! Ha!
We took it a step further this year after I added some fun publishing paper. Students wrote these persuasive paragraphs showcasing the reasons why they should eat hot dogs for Thanksgiving dinner.
Our Kinders-across-the-hall love passing by our turkeys in disguise each day. We can hear the giggles inside our classroom whenever they walk by.
Click here for the Pigeon Turkey in Disguise templates.