Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This Family is a Bunch of Turkeys! [printable book]

Yep, you guessed it. That's me as a turkey. HA!
We’re a goofy family all right. My boys love to be tickled and my husband and I still love to act silly (despite our ages). So what could be more perfect than turning each of our family members into a turkey?

That’s precisely what my son did.

When he came home from school, we read 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving, a clever book about saving some lovable turkeys from their fate as Thanksgiving dinner. After a few laughs, we got down to business.

I gave my son pictures of each member of the family and some coloring pages I’d whipped up. He read the text on the cover page, “This family is a bunch of turkeys,” and immediately chuckled. (This was gonna be fun.)

Download a PDF of the book pages here, cut vertically, and get ready for a whole heap of silliness!

Next he filled in the blanks on each page, telling why each of us is a turkey and why he’s thankful for us. Then he colored each turkey, cut heads out of each of the photos, and glued them on the turkeys.

It was up to him whether to add googly eyes, glasses, horns, etc. to the photos. At first my son was satisfied with the turkeys as is, but the next day, we all had glasses and earrings. (What will I look like tomorrow, I wonder?)

When all the pages were complete (starting with the cover and ending with my son’s turkey), I added a small folded scrap of construction paper over the pile of pages at the top and stapled it for a spine. Voilá!

This was super fun! (Silly activities always are.)

A blog post from And That’s Family was my inspiration. Stop by for a visit and have a laugh. I did!


  1. How cute is this? I love it! Thanks for sharing this fun and funny craft project!
    Could you share it with my readers too? It would be a perfect fit!

  2. What wonderful idea! The book came out so well!

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  3. I haven't read that book - I am going to add it to my list to check out before Thanksgiving =-) Super cute activity. Have a WONDERFUL thanksgiving! Thanks for linking up to TGIF & see you next week,

  4. Hi. I am visiting from TGIF-Linky party. I LOVE this book! It was one of my most favorite read alouds when I taught 1st Grade. What a great activity you added with it! So fun! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love it!! Thanks for joining in Make Yourself Monday!!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  6. Thanks so much for this fun printable turkey book. My Little Ones will love filling this out for Thanksgiving.
    I am so excited to explore the rest of your blog and I would LOVE for you to join my "All Things Wonderful Link Party" with one of your fun learning ideas!
    Take care and I am a new follower!

  7. we enjoy that story & I love your book idea! My girls would have enjoyed doing this - I printed a copy to save for next year.

    Thanks for linking your idea to the Sunday Showcase last week. Hope to see you this week!