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The Life Cycle of a Turkey - Printable Thanksgiving Activities

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 3

Celebrate Thanksgiving while you organize, record, and display information about the life cycle of a turkey with these activity templates.

🦃Resources to Gobble About! Life Cycle of a Turkey

Are your students learning about different life cycles in their science class? Good! This makes it a perfect time to jump into some science while integrating fun Thanksgiving activities into the classroom.  This resource includes a variety of templates and activities for your students to use when learning about the life cycle of a turkey. These templates cover the six stages in a turkey’s life cycle:

  • Egg
  • Poult
  • Young Turkey
  • Adult Turkey

The six included activity templates are:

  • Turkey KWL Chart 
  • Turkeys Can/Have/Are Foldable 
  • Life Cycle of a Turkey Cut & Paste Worksheet
  • Life Cycle of a Turkey Spinner 
  • Life Cycle of a Turkey Draw and Write Worksheet
  • Life Cycle of a Turkey Writing Template


🖨️ Print the Perfect Turkey Activity with Ease

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. Some activity templates require minimal assembly. The “Life Cycle of a Turkey Spinner” template requires cutting, stacking, and securing the middle with a brad or paper fastener. 

Sustainability Tip: Some of the templates can be printed on cardstock and slipped into dry-erase sleeves. Students can use whiteboard markers to record their answers, then erase and reuse them.

This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter collaborator.


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