Turkeys are a main icon of Thanksgiving. They are interesting looking birds that make a funny sound. So how can we incorporate these great animals into a math lesson? Fractions anyone?
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This is a great way for kids to practice their fractions, while having fun making a turkey. Print out the two pages in the document below to have all of the piece that you need.
Have your kids color each fraction strip a different color, so that they can see the difference in the fraction sizes. Cut the strips out so that you have 8 strips that are the same size. It is up to you if you want your kids to then cut the fractions out or keep them together as long strips.
Now would be the time to play with the fractions. We talked about the size of the different fractions and equivalent fractions. For example, 1/2 = (2) 1/4.
Next, cut the turkey body out (there are 2 on the page).
Gather a glue stick and a piece of construction paper and you can put your turkey together.
We kept the strips together, but you can have your child cut the parts out and make the feathers however they want.
He really likes his turkey and he wanted to give it to Grandma the next day. It is now on her fridge for the season.
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