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A Fun Turkey Game for Learning Sight Words!
This fall, set your literacy center with this cute turkey sight word game. Made of recycled materials, this low preparation craft activity can be adapted to any sight word list. Great for kindergarten and first grade sight word learning stations in any classroom or homeschool environment or just for sight word practice at home!
How to Make the Sight Word Turkey Game
- Recycled art paper (we use the back of already painted papers)
- Brown paper bag
Cut the turkey pieces from the paper. You will need:
- one large circle and one small circle in brown.
- One diamond folded in half in orange.
- 2 orange webbed feet.
- 1 red warbler
- 5-7 turkey feathers in a variety of colors.
Glue the body of the turkey together.
Set the feathers near the body. Write the sight word list on the turkey and on the feathers.
How to Play the Sight Word Turkey Game
- Provide the feathers and the turkey body.
- Have the students match the sight word feathers to the same word on the turkey.
- Encourage them to read each work out loud as they play the sight word game.
- Have them take the feathers off the turkey and shuffle the order for the next person to take a turn.
Sight Word Turkey Game Adaptations
For younger children, consider placing capital letters on the turkey body and the matching lower case letters on the body of the turkey. If students are working on word families, the turkey body could represent one word family, such as _at and the feathers would have a beginning letter on them. In the _at family turkey, the feathers may have a letter h, r, s, and b on them. The child would then place the letter on the turkey to make the words: hat, rat, sat, and bat.
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