# Five Silly Turkeys (printable)

One of our favorite books to read around the Thanksgiving season is Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon.  Besides teaching beginning math skills, the illustrations and story-line are simply adorable.

After reading Five Silly Turkeys to your little one, have them re-enact the story with their own little cut-out turkeys.  I created a free printable that you can use for this purpose.  It can be used on a felt board or attached to popsicle sticks. I also made a 2nd page with numbers to be used for beginning math activities.

### Turkey Printable Ideas

1. Count the turkeys.
2. Try a few math problems- How many ways can you make 5?  2+3, 4+1, etc.
2. Put the numbers 1-5 in order. Count the corresponding number of turkeys for each number.
3. Put numbers in a hat.. pull out a number.  Count that many turkeys.
4. Hide the turkeys and have a turkey hunt!
5. Create a new silly story using the turkeys.

Print out extra turkeys and use with the story.. Ten Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston

Have a book discussion with your child.
Compare both stories. How are they the same? How are they different?
Which story did your child like better and why?

Written by Jen

Momand Kiddo

Tuesday 13th of November 2012

Those gloves are hilarious! I haven't read 5 Silly Turkeys, thanks for the suggestions.

Jen

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

Your welcome! It's great for little ones.. sensory feathers on the outside and great illustrations inside.

JDaniel4's Mom

Monday 12th of November 2012

I love the gloves!

Jen

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

I thought it was a cute idea as well. It's from Reading Confetti.. another blog that I read. :)

Jennifer Mohammed

Monday 12th of November 2012

Oh my goodness! I love and own these two books. Thank you so much for the activities, my kids are going to love this!

Jen

Monday 12th of November 2012

Great! We enjoyed both of them so much as well. Have fun!

Jen