The Turkey Ball Story & Craft

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Read the book The Turkey Ball by David Steinberg and make this colorful turkey! (If you don’t have the book, you can still do this great craft!)

What You’ll Need:
*Paper plate
*Paint or bingo daubers: red, orange, and yellow
*Turkey template, optional, see below
*Construction paper or markers: orange, red, brown

*Cut each paper plate in half -- you need one half for each turkey.
*Print out the turkey template – MS Word or PDF version attached below.
*If you have small children, you’ll want to cut out the turkey parts for them. If you are using construction paper, use our template as a stencil and cut each part out of the appropriately colored paper. If your children will be coloring them in, you may want to have them color each part before cutting.

*Read The Turkey Ball by David Steinberg together.
*Paint the paper plate to look like the turkey feathers. We used bingo daubers because they make less mess and take less time to dry, but you can use paint, markers, or cayons.

*Glue the eyes, beak, gobbler, wings, and feet to your turkey body.

*Glue the back of the turkey body to the front of your paper plate feathers.

*Send us a picture of your kids and their turkeys we may post it to our site!

Suggested Resources:
*The Turkey Ball by David Steinberg at for less than $5

*Leaf Turkey -- Another turkey craft from My Activity Maker.

This activity can be found in the Book Club section of our site.

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