I love activities that encourage children to practice spelling their names. It is such an important concept and can be tricky for the littlest of learners. Turkey Names will be the perfect activity for students to practice building their names during Thanksgiving time. Are you looking for more Thanksgiving ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here.
Turkey Names is a great resource for preschool and kindergarten students. It contains an editable “I can spell my name turkey printable and 8 editable feathers.
Getting Turkey Names Ready
To edit this resource, you will need to download the KG font used (KG Primary Penmanship). Next, you will open the document with Adobe Acrobat. You will first type out the name of your student (or child) in the highlighted space on the turkey’s body. Then you will spell out that name on the feathers, with one letter per feather.
Doing Turkey Names
Each student will have their own set of turkey and feathers. You can easily store these in a ziploc baggie so that students can better keep track of all the pieces.
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Students will first look at their name on the turkey. This can be their guide for when they are spelling their name with the feathers.
Students will then choose feathers, one by one, and spell their name.
If your students are older, you can leave everything blank and have students write the letters on the feathers, where they can then build their turkey names without any guidance at all.
Can you not find a resource that you would LOVE to have for your classroom? Contact me and I would be happy to make it for you.
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I hope that you and your school enjoy Turkey Names!