Thanksgiving Bulletin Boards

I just thought that I would share two of my current Thanksgiving bulletin boards. 
The first one is a Math bulletin board. 

 I do not have a pattern for this, I just freehanded them.  But, I can tell you the dimensions of the paper.  You will need a 5x6 brown, 1x3 red, and 2x2 yellow for the turkey body.  I just cut out a bowling pin type shape for the body. 

Next, I labeled each brown part with a number (2-22).  The students colored a paper plate with a brown crayon and made their turkey body.
After the students make their bodies, pass out 6 feathers (approximately 3x6) to each student.  I guided them through ways to make their number.  We did each feather one at a time with different directions for each.  Each student had one with tally marks, 2 with addition number sentences, one with a subtraction number sentence, one with a picture to show their number, and one with money.

Another bulletin board in my room right now is a turkey body that I had made about 5 years ago using the overhead projector.  I put this up every year with feathers that the students write on to show what they are thankful for.

I have done others in the past where students have had to write about how they would cook a turkey.  You can find this idea at What the Teacher Wants.
What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving displays?


  1. Thanks for sharing! I like the way that this reviews the concepts they have already learned into one lesson/activity.

    First Grade Delight

  2. cute math turkeys! I did something like that with my pumpkins!

    I may have to do this turkey now! :)

  3. You could trace the Child's foot to use for the body of the turkey.

  4. I love the paper plate idea! I might borrow it to decorate my door with. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  5. Thanks. I like the large classroom turkey idea. I'll have to incorporate it into my dual language classroom next week.

    Fun-Key Spanish for First Grade

  6. I love your bulletin board..what a great idea!


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