Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Turkeys
10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Rich Deas
T is for Turkey by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Gerald Kelley
I’m a Turkey! by Jim Arnosky
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Turkeys
Your preschool reading center should be filled with books about turkeys, autumn and families this Thanksgiving season. Your preschool students will love books that are filled with the beautiful colors of the fall season.
Snack for Preschool Lesson Plan: Turkeys
This is a turkey snack that your preschool students will be able to put together themselves. On top of that, it is a healthy treat!
Food items needed:
an apple for each student
any other soft fruits or vegetables that can be diced into small bites
You will also need toothpicks.
Give each preschool student an apple and a few toothpicks. Also, set a few of each food item on the student’s plate. Instruct him or her to skewer grapes on one toothpick and then stick that toothpick into the back of the apple which has been placed on its side. Repeat with the other foods, constructing the apple turkey’s feathers. Now enjoy!
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Turkeys
Fine Motor Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Turkeys
Provide each preschool student with piece of paper, a pencil and crayons. Encourage them to draw a circle for the turkey and then to draw feathers at the top of the circle. You might provide a can or cup for the preschoolers to trace as a circle. When your students are finished, have them color in the turkey picture that they have drawn.
Gross Motor Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Turkeys
Instead of Duck Duck Goose, play Chicken Chicken Turkey! You might even encourage your preschool students to gobble as they run around the circle!
Art Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Turkeys
Set up your art center’s easel with a large piece of white paper and multiple colors of tempera paint, including brown. Encourage your preschool student to paint his or her very own picture of a turkey.
Pre-Math Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Turkeys
Using your preschool flannel board, place a brown felt circle in the center of the board. This is the turkey. You may fancy it up or simply keep the plain circle. Have your preschoolers roll a die. Then instruct them to place the corresponding number of colorful felt feathers at the top of the circle, making the turkey’s feather display.
Pre-Writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Turkeys
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters T and t lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 5.
For older students, provide an example of the letters T and t and the number 5. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.