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Elem Art turkeys

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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Nov 06 2001 - 18:00:59 PST


Just thought I'd share some turkey projects in case there are some new
teachers
looking for projects.

First Grade - turkey color wheel - table decoration
Kids trace hands - left hand pinky finger is yellow, next orange, next red
then
no color and thumb is turkey head. right hand - thumb will be head, pointer
finger is left white middle finger is purple , next is blue and then pinky
is green Have children color the appro fingers - overlap the thumbs and
glue together. Color
top thumb is to be decorated as a turkey head. Palms of hands (paper) can be
decorated
with feather shapes. Three fingers can be traced onto belly for wing design.
   I had them outline in black sharpie. The back two pointer
fingers are now crossed and glued together to make turkey stand - fold colored
feathers forward. . Just made this up this morning and First graders loved
it. Some
needed extra directions

Second grade - Leaf craon resist turkeys - on good drawing paper about 12 x
16 draw two circles - one large and one smaller inside big circle. Collect
many sizes and types of leaves - place rough side (bumpy) under the paper and
with a peeled
crayon rub the crayon in a stroke across the leaf - caution them not to go
beyond
the leaf. The leaves can be placed where the tail feathers will be - around
the body
as feet etc. When finished - color with thin watercolor as a wash.

Fourth and Fifth Graders- Camouflage Turkeys - Ask students to use their
imaginations and think of a good disguise for the turkey to wear this time of
year.
Tell them it is to first look like a turkey and then like he is wearing a
costume -
feathers should pop through here and there. Shoes should have turkey toes
popping through. My room was silent today as they worked on this and only
towards the
end when they were finished and sharing did it get loud. I had them outline
the
turkeys with a sharpie and will give them a choice of coloring it.

Have fun. Roberta

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