Gobbles Galore!

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-12-43-42-pmIf you are reading this blog living in or near Turkey, Texas; Turkey Creek, Louisiana; or Turkey, North Carolina, send us a gobble! But, no matter where you live, keep reading because everyone needs to check out this fun turkey “craftivity” that could be the talk of a Thanksgiving Day gathering.

To make the gobbler’s body, position a nine-inch paper square to make a diamond. Bring the bottom corner toward the top corner, stopping about one inch from the top. Crease the fold; then fold the side corners to meet in the middle and crease. Glue feet and beak cutouts in place and draw the remaining details.

Now, about those feathers! Each is a 1½” x 6” paper strip that’s a perfect place to write a turkey fact. Here are ten fun facts, one for each side of a feather.

  • Only male turkeys gobble. Hens do not.
  • Turkeys can see in color.
  • A full-grown turkey has about 3,500 feathers.
  • Wild turkeys spend the night in trees.
  • For a short distance, a wild turkey can fly up to 55 mph.
  • Henry VIII was the first English king to eat turkey.
  • Ben Franklin suggested the turkey as the official United States bird.
  • Baby turkeys are called poults.
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds.
  • The largest turkey-producing state in 2016 is Minnesota.

Gobble, gobble!


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