"Build a Jack-O-Lantern" Google Slides activity, which I based off of my "Build a Snowman" activity from last year. Each one of these was designed to let students be creative, learn some tech skills, and practice their writing.
Over the past week or so I have received several emails and Tweets asking if I also had made anything for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately I have not created any Thanksgiving-themed activities (yet), but I am so excited to share that other folks have.
Two awesome educators worked from my Snowman and Jack-O-Lantern templates to create their own Turkey versions. Although based on my original templates, these educators clearly put a lot of time and creativity into making their own versions for Thanksgiving.
See below for a brief description of the two templates, as well as links to get your own copies for your students to use.
Template #1 - Build a Turkey
The first template was created by Beth Kingsley (@bethkingsley13)
In this Google Slides template the students build a turkey by copying and pasting eyes, beaks, feathers, feet, hats, wattles (yes that's what they are called), and extras onto their blank turkey body. When done the students write about the turkey they created.
You and your students can get your own copy of the "Build a Turkey" template here: Google Slides link
Template #2 - Disguise a Turkey
The second template was created by Kelley Costa (@costasecond)
In this Google Slides template the students try to disguise their turkey so he will be safe from becoming the Thanksgiving Day dinner. They do this by copying and pasting masks, costumes, hats, accessories, and shoes onto their turkey. Then they write a story about their disguised turkey and how it will stay safe.
You and your students can get your own copy of the "Disguise a Turkey" template here: Google Slides link
Thanks so much to Beth and Kelley for creating and sharing these activities! It is so neat to see folks take an idea I had and build upon it to make something new and awesome.
You can get your own copy and see all of the directions here: Build a Snowman with Google Slides
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