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It's Turkey Time!

Updated on May 7, 2015

Baby Turkey

Turkey Chick
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What Time is it? It's Turkey Time!

Wild Turkeys nearly became extinct in the 1930's but times have changed and turkeys have benefited. Now turkeys are often found in fields and on the edge of the woods.

In this unit you will learn about Wild Turkeys, read turkey facts and stories, play some turkey games and do some turkey projects.

The turkeys will also help you learn to tell time. Turkey time, seasons, clocks, and the time to eat turkey.

So put on some feathers and practice your gobbling because it's Turkey Time...

Turkey Flock

Flock of Turkeys
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Turkeys throughout the Year

Turkeys in all Four Seasons

The four seasons can be observed in turkeys. Did you notice that the male and female turkeys are together in the spring? They get together at this time in order to mate. Later on the female will lay eggs in an open field or on the edge of the woods. It would not be safe for turkey chicks to be born in a tree since turkeys are not adept at flying.

Can you tell what time of the year it is by observing turkeys?

During the fall you will see some flocks of turkeys are grouped by age and sex. The turkeys will be eating seeds in preparation for the long winter when food can be scarce. In winter one can often find Turkey tracks in clearings or on the edge of the woods.

A Nest of Turkey Eggs

Wild Turkey Eggs and Nest
Wild Turkey Eggs and Nest | Source

Non-Fiction Turkeys - Time for Turkey Facts

Barnyard Turkeys
Barnyard Turkeys | Source

Reading about Turkeys

Learn all about turkeys. When you see a turkey in the wild can you tell what time of year it is?

Jim Arnosky is one of my favorite authors and his book, All About Turkeys is no exception. I like to read books about turkeys with the children, write down lists of everything they know about turkeys and then try to spend so time outside watching the wild turkeys that nest and feed in our field. In winter we watch for their tracks and in early summer sometimes find turkey nests.

Wild turkeys were once abundant. They were hunted to near extinction but are now making a comeback.

Read all about wild turkeys.

Turkeys in the Wild

Wild Turkey
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It's Time for Wild Turkey Facts

Did you know that turkeys make many different sounds? If you listen carefully you may be able to decipher what the turkeys are trying to communicate. Listen to the recording made by the National Wildlife Foundation. Can you imitate those calls? During circle time, play What's the Turkey Talking About? Everyone closes their eyes and one child at a time imitates a certain call. Whoever guesses correctly is the next player.

Turkey Time in Maine - Turkeys have come back to Maine

A Flock of Wild Turkey Pick Over a Corn Field in Williston, Vermont
A Flock of Wild Turkey Pick Over a Corn Field in Williston, Vermont | Source

Wild Turkeys are Back

Throughout North America wild turkeys are making a comeback. More and more people are experiencing the pleasure of seeing wild turkeys in their fields. It is a sight we look forward to each time we go home to New England.

A Flock of Turkeys - Have your seen Wild Turkeys?

Vintage Thanksgiving with Turkeys and Pilgrims Post Cards
Vintage Thanksgiving with Turkeys and Pilgrims Post Cards | Source

Start Your Own Flock of Turkeys

Anytime would be a great time to read about turkeys and when you do you need to have a plush turkey to share the experience with.

These turkeys are for snuggling with when reading turkey stories. Having a flock of turkeys in the reading nook encourages children to read with their turkey friends.

It's time to pick out a flock of turkeys.

Spin the Feather. Tell the Time, - A Turkey Chanting Game: Learn to tell Time

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Make a Turkey Clock

Draw an outline of a turkey with a large round belly. Make a clock face on the belly. For the hour hand, make a feather shape as a spinner. This should be big enough for the whole class to see.

Turkey Time Song

Spin the feather as you sing and chant:

It's Turkey Time! It's Turkey Time!

Spin the Feather. Tell the Time.

It's Turkey Time! It's Turkey Time!

Spin the Feather. Tell the Time.

Now chant the hours by saying "Gobble for each hour."

Then say the time and start the chant again.

Time Thematic Unit - Turkeys learn to Tell Time

Turkey Clock
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Skip Counting around the Clock

As Thanksgiving time approaches, children are learning to tell time. We practice counting by fives on the clock as we point to each number using a turkey feather. Five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty .... fifty-five; The Turkey says it's Ten O'Clock!

Then we go around the clock again for Eleven O'clock etc. until we have chanted two or three hours more.

Turkey Patterns

Coasters can be used to make patterns. Look for Turkey and corn coasters or ask parents for donations of coasters.

Children use the coasters to make repeating patterns and then record their patterns using letters such as: AABA or ABBA

Turkey Time Family Traditions

One year we ran across a very funny recipe for stuffed Camel in the local newspaper. We cut it out and read it at the table on Thanksgiving Day. It was so funny that everyone was in tears. We put that clipping away with the Thanksgiving place cards at my Grandmother's house and each year we bring it out and read it again.

As the turkey is cooking, snuggle up with your children for some story time. Talk about other Thanksgivings and the traditions you have in your families.

Make up some new stories and invent some new traditions to pass on in your family.

Read some old favorites like the following fairy tales.

Time to Take a Turkey Walk - Time to Take the Turkeys to Market

The Great Turkey Walk is a story about a boy who resolved to walk 1000 turkeys from Missouri to Denver, Colorado 900 miles down the road. In Missouri they cost 5 cents a piece but in Denver they cost $5. Will the 4th grade dropout become rich? My children loved listening to this story.

Turkey Egg Time - Egg Timer to Time all your Turkey Events

How long does it take to:

1. Count to ten

2. Tie your shoe

3. Jump 10 times

4. Draw 10 turkeys

5. Line up for recess

6. Write the numbers from 0-100

7. Write your name

8. Write all the spelling words

9. Put ten words in ABC order

10. Put the Encyclopedia in order

Use the Turkey Egg Timer to measure time.

This is an important skill needed to understand the concept of time and reading clocks.

Turkey Habitat

Set the sensory table up with some potting soil, Bird seed, some plastic turkeys and spray it with a little water. The bird seed will begin to grow as the children play with the turkeys in the meadow.

You might also add grass and weed seeds collected on a field trip to a nearby field.

Roosting Turkeys

Turkeys Roost at Night
Turkeys Roost at Night | Source

Months of the Year

To stay with the Turkey Time Theme you might write the names of the months on each of the feathers, the hours on the clock or go for the Thanksgiving Theme and write things that you are thankful for.

Wild Turkeys in your Neighborhood - What time of year did you see the turkeys?

Wild Turkeys are making a comeback. In the 1930's they had become almost extinct. Now they are being seen more and more in fields and on the edge of the woods.

Have you ever seen wild turkeys?



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    • Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Yes, when I lived in western MA, flocks would come into our side yard and gobble us awake in the morning :+)

    • Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      There are lots and lots of wild turkeys around here. A lot of times they can be seen in the branches of dead trees from the roadways. I have never noticed that they have any trouble flying.


    • bossypants 4 years ago from America's Dairyland

      Where we live (in Wisconsin), we see lots of wild turkeys. In fact, we have to be careful of them, on the road. Our auto insurance is actually higher than in neighboring states because of collisions with turkeys (and deer, and other wildlife).

    • katiecolette 4 years ago

      I sure have :) I actually see them quite frequently - usually on the edge of the woods.

    • emmber 4 years ago

      I would have never guessed that they almost became extinct. I've seen lots of wild turkeys every spring in Montana.

    • BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I used to work in an area in Central FL that was less developed and I'd see wild turkeys on my morning commute all the time.

    • Nicole Pellegrini 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Constantly! They are all over the place around my neighborhood :)

    • VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Yes, i have. I live in the country and thhey are everywhere.

    • gracielapischner 5 years ago

      I love turkey in Subway sandwiches.

    • WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      We have them here. Love to watch them.

    • Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      Yes, there are many in the area where I live.

    • JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      I live in Canada, and have seen wild turkeys on several occasions while driving on the highway.

    • jlshernandez 5 years ago

      I see wild turkeys in my backyard, frontyard, rooftop, across the street. They drive my cat crazy. But they are fun to watch.

    • waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      I say you are a real pro on Squidoo Lenses, best among the best. Enjoyed visiting this lens. I just did one on subtopic "thanksgiving traditions usa". But yours is so beautiful and so much info. Most valuable. WIll visit with you again soon. Thanks.

    • Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      We see them frequently in Florida when we are on the golf course or they even wander into our yard. No one bothers them, so they are pretty comfortable here.

    • Joan Haines 5 years ago

      There were a few in my town last year.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      In S.E. Nebraska we have Lots of turkey! For the past two

      Springs I've had a couple of hens with lots of babies eating in our pasture. I've had such fun hiding by the barn taking pictures of them. Love to sit and watch them!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      The home we just moved from had a wild turkey that would roam throughout the homes.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Lots of turkeys here - they love to roost in the eucalyptus trees. Sometimes have to stop the car to let the mom and her chicks cross the street. Lots of wild and happy turkeys in my neighborhood!

    • one flywitme 6 years ago

      Yep Had seven in my front yard today.....We got choke in Hawaii! Aloha

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens.

    • BrickHouseFabrics 6 years ago

      Yes, they are everywhere. In fact they are rather a problem in places- they fly so low that at evening, crossing highways, they fly into cars, causing accidents.

    • Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      In Florida, they come into my yard. We see them on the golf course too. Sometimes there are 8 or 10 in the flock. It's fun to see the tom puff up his feathers.

      I'll lensroll this to It's Turkey Time.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes and what a treat!

    • Joan4 6 years ago

      I have seen wild turkeys.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      eat more chiken plz this is from a turkey

    • Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Yes, sometimes when out on a drive.

    • RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Yes, they are very beautiful when flying

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh, yes. They are all over our park.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Yes - they used to run wild right in the park the Oklahoma City Zoo was in so it was kind of neat to go to the zoo and see native wild animals, too.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      This summer we saw three adult turkeys and thirteen babies crossing the road near our home in North Carolina.

    • HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      We have seen wild turkeys in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA. We love seeing them when we ride our horses.

    • Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      We had a wild turkey is our backyard one day. It is pretty strange site to see when you live in the city.

    • GregGiordano 8 years ago

      Yes, more than once. The most interesting encounter with a wild turkey was when I was driving south on US 27 from Tallahassee and one took off from the woods on the other side of the road. As it flew it headed straight towards my van. It was slow moving but was picking up speed by the time it was about to cross my path. It was amazing but it flew right in front of my windshield and grazed the passenger's side rear view miror with its tail. It flew unharmed into the woods on my side of the road. I kept going and had a story to tell for many days to come.

    • Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

      Yes...when we lived in Pennsylvania a wild turkey flew into our back yard one day. Then it left through the gate!

    • Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      We have wild turkey to come up in our back yard. They are fun to watch.

    • David Gardner 8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California


    • Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      We have tons of turkeys around us, they've really made a rebound. They're not just in the forests, either, they're in downtown areas, on the roads...they're not shy! Last year, there were news reports of turkeys "terrorizing" a town in Massachusetts (I think it was Brookline or Newton) by chasing people on the town green. At least here in Massachusetts, they're definitely on the rise. I always like seeing them though.

    • groovyoldlady 8 years ago

      We have a huge flock that periodically struts through our yard.


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      • octopen 4 years ago

        Turkeys aren't a thing in South Africa, neither is Thanksgiving. But I would love to see wild turkeys in the wild. Maybe one day when I visit America again...

      • Harriet 4 years ago from Indiana

        Lots of turkeys are suppose to be around my state but I have not seen any.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        no i havent seen any

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No I have never seen turkey in wilderness, maybe in zoo.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No, maybe we don't have them in England?

      • punkgrinder 5 years ago

        No, unfortunately.

      • pimbels lm 6 years ago

        No. never.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Not too much wild life is Southern California unfortunately

      • akumar46 lm 6 years ago

        Only in pictures.

      • mskaylay 6 years ago

        Not yet but I bet it will be a site to see.

      • ssuthep 6 years ago

        No, I don't think they have wild turkeys here in Thailand - or maybe I am not just looking in the right places.

      • Darla Dixon 6 years ago

        Never, but I wish

      • Asinka Fields 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA


      • norma-holt 7 years ago

        No, but we have something similar in Australia

      • Laniann 7 years ago

        I haven't had the pleasure.

      Wild Turkey Time Song

      by Evelyn Saenz

      (To the tune of: The Old Gray Mare She Ain't What She Used to Be)

      In the night turkeys sleep in the trees,

      Up in the branches,

      Hidden by the leaves.

      In the night turkeys sleep in the trees,

      Until the daytime comes.

      In the day turkeys eat in the fields,

      Munch on the insects,

      Scratch up the seeds.

      In the day turkeys eat in the fields,

      Until the twilight comes.

      Listen to the Sounds of Wild Turkeys - Time to Listen to the Turkeys

      Set up a computer as a theater to watch this film of Wild Turkeys. The children can draw or write down their observations and add them to a class book.

      Wild Turkeys in the Spring - Turkey hen and chick

      Wild Turkeys are no longer Endangered

      Wild turkeys are dependent on a varied habitat consisting of hardwood and mixed forests. In the 1800s, Vermont's wild turkeys were pushed to extinction due to extensive clearing of these forests and the spread of agricultural lands.

      They were first reintroduced in 1969 and fortunately have made a tremendous come back. They are now widespread in deciduous forests.

      It's Time to be Thankful

      It's time to take a moment and think about all the things you are thankful for. Help the children write their thoughts on feathers and add them to the turkey's tail.

      Children in an older classes love to come in to brainstorm and help write these words of thanks.

      Where do you like to see turkeys?

      Turkeys are spectacular out in the wild.

      Turkeys are spectacular out in the wild.

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        • Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

          Out in the wild, where are their beautiful selves.

        • octopen 4 years ago

          I think that they are best seen out in the wild where they belong...

        • Traveller579 4 years ago

          Yes I live in Michigan, so I see turkey around all of the time. I like to see real turkey.

        • BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

          Tough call. They're fun to watch in the wild, but yummy on the table too.

        • Nicole Pellegrini 4 years ago from New Jersey

          I love wild turkeys :)

        • anonymous 5 years ago

          andaya city

        • WriterJanis2 5 years ago

          I love to see them in the neighborhood, especially in front of our house.

        • JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

          If it weren't for the beautiful ones that we see fluttering around in the wild and in farms, we wouldn't be blessed enough to have the nice crispy brown ones on our table... so as nice as they delicious, juicy turkeys, we must always remember that they give their lives so that we may enjoy their flavour.

        • pimbels lm 6 years ago

          Out in the wild where they belong.

        • akumar46 lm 6 years ago

          They are better in their natural habitat.

        • BrickHouseFabrics 6 years ago

          In the yard- I feed them! We had a mother w/ 8 babies this summer. They were very funny learning to fly!

        • anonymous 6 years ago

          In fields usually.

        • Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

          In the field.

        • anonymous 6 years ago

          I see them often in the wild. They're tasty, too, though.

        • Asinka Fields 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

          In Nature!

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          If you must have a turkey on the table, learn to hunt responsibly and kill your own wild turkey rather than supporting the cruel factory farms.

        • Laniann 7 years ago

          We should leave them in the wild unharmed.

        Turkeys are best when brown and crispy on the dining room table.

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          • Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

            You do make it hard on a fellow, don't you. They are truly spectacular in the wild, but I also love them roasted or fried. There are so many around here that I would never have guessed they were almost extinct. That must have just been up in Vermont.


          • bossypants 4 years ago from America's Dairyland

            I love a Thanksgiving turkey.

          • emmber 4 years ago

            To eat for sure. I love the having my whole house smell like baking turkey.

          • VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

            On The dinner table.

          • Harriet 4 years ago from Indiana

            As long as I don't think about them in the wild.

          • Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

            On my table, when I have lots of good company.

          • anonymous 5 years ago

            On the table; it looks so festive.


          • anonymous 6 years ago


          Turkey Vocabulary

          Time for Turkey Vocabulary

          Caruncle - brightly colored growths on the throat region. Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship.

          Gizzard - a part of a bird's stomach that contains tiny stones. It helps them grind up food for digestion.

          Hen - a female turkey.

          Poult - a baby turkey. A chick.

          Snood - the flap of skin that hangs over the turkey's beak. Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship.

          Tom - a male turkey. Also known as a gobbler.

          Wattle - the flap of skin under the turkey's chin. Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship.

          Scientific genus and species: Meleagris gallopavo

          t's Time for: A Traditional Turkey Dinner!

          Adult turkeys consume mostly acorns, nuts, leaves, buds, seeds, and fruit. Young birds tend to eat mostly insects, snails, and spiders

          Thanksgiving Theme

          Though Turkey Time could be anytime, we generally associate it with Thanksgiving so here is a Thematic Unit with lots of ideas, some of which could easily be added to the Turkey Time Literacy Bag.

          Wild Turkey Song - Turkeys running away from Thanksgiving

          Here is a delightful singalong from a songwriter in Maine. As you watch the video you will see pictures of wild turkeys of all ages. The tune is easy to pick up. Soon you will be singing along, encouraging the turkey to run...

          Turkey Talk

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              GEMNITYA5 3 years ago

              Good turkey-time

              (Also shared on Facebook :)



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              Mohan Babu 3 years ago from Chennai, India

              Interesting facts about Turkey and how even the seasons influence their behavior.

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              traveldestinations 3 years ago

              Love all this turkey stuff

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              TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

              And here I came expecting a lens about yummy, yummy bourbon (Wild Turkey) and instead I get yummy,yummy turkey. Very informative.

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              Michey LM 4 years ago

              Happy Thanksgiving!

              "May your stuffing be tasty

              May your turkey be plump,

              May your potatoes and gravy

              Have never a lump.

              May your yams be delicious

              And your pies take the prize,

              And may your Thanksgiving dinner

              Stay off your thighs! "

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              Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

              I haven't had any adventures with turkey, just the thrill of seeing nd hearing them in the wild. I did visit a turkey farm once in N.Z. and saw a turkey race ;+]

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              Bill Armstrong 4 years ago from Valencia, California

              I will never forget the day my Aunt came in through the door with a sack wriggling all over the place, I was just a lad, and very curious, until she emptied the sack out and a wild Turkey started chased me around the room! Yikes! Thank you for reminding me of this hehe

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              Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

              Turkeys are hard to hunt. I have yet to get one by hunting them. I have to go to the supermarket for my turkey.


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              John Magee 4 years ago from Brisbane

              great..oh got to go... its 6.00 turkey time...time for bed..

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              bossypants 4 years ago from America's Dairyland

              All things turkey! Enjoyable read!

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              octopen 4 years ago

              WOW, what a detailed and well-written lens1

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              Traveller579 4 years ago

              Wonderful lenses, Nice picture turkey.....

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              Tom 4 years ago

              Wow, what a lens! You put a lot of work into this one.

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              Fantastic Voyages 4 years ago from Texas

              Really great info on all things turkey! Now, if you could fix the module that says "text with big picture" it would be perfect! :-)

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              Bob Zau 4 years ago

              Great lens. I'm glad turkeys made a come back . They taste Yummy!

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              anonymous 4 years ago

              Charming. I just wondered reading this lens. It's Turkey Time!

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              BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

              Very thorough, fun and informative lens about turkeys.

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              JoshK47 4 years ago

              Can't wait to gobble up some turkey in a few weeks - wonderful lens! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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              Nicole Pellegrini 4 years ago from New Jersey

              Wow, such an extensive page on turkeys! My mother raises heritage breed turkeys and we have a lot of wild ones about, too. I've become very fond of turkeys since getting to know them better.

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              OneHappyFeet 4 years ago

              I like the turkey quiz

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              VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

              Very nice and informative lens.

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              BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

              The Squid Angel Fall Bus Tour stopped by to say how much we enjoyed our turkey time.

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              Evelyn Saenz 4 years ago from Royalton

              @designsbyharriet: Thanks for visiting the Turkeys:)

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              DonD LM 5 years ago

              The reason I love turkey more than beef and pork because of the taste of its meat. Such a great information about turkey. Nice lense

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              Harriet 4 years ago from Indiana

              A great thought out and carefully composed lens. Blessings.

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              WriterJanis2 5 years ago

              Wonderful lens.

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              Srena44 5 years ago

              great lens

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              RobinDM 5 years ago

              fabulous lens! I hope this stay up forever! I will be using this next year for our unit study in November! Thank you very much

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              jgelien 5 years ago

              Well you've managed to personalize the turkey enough that it will be difficult to eat it tomorrow... but I'll manage :) I enjoyed your lens and I learned quite a bit about turkeys that I never knew.

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              Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

              My mom always had big turkey dinners several times a year. The family would all come and create wonderful memories. I treasure the memory of those times.

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              JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

              Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc have always been my favourite holiday meal. When i was a growing up, my grandma would always make Perogii's and Cabbage rolls to boot! So good, my mouth is watering. ~~~~BLESSED~~~~

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              NicholasLore 5 years ago

              I'm already in the mood.

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              watchdog1920 5 years ago

              waw! this was a great lens, i enjoyed it. i know now more about turkeys than i ever thought i'd know in my entire life. good job!

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              E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

              Nice Vid. Always enjoy pictures of wild life with no people in the shot. Great gobbler bat squid.

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              Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

              Really enjoyed this lens.

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              Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

              Really enjoyed this lens.

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              Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

              We have printed out the 3D turkey and are going to make these today! thanks for the links!

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              Great lens on turkey time, enjoyed this fun lens.

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              What a fascinating and colorful Lens, I learned a lot. Congrats on being featured in the new Thanksgiving magazine!

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              Joan Haines 5 years ago

              Thanks very much. I can use some things on this lens with my fifth graders. Wow. you sure have a lot of resources in one place!

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              slotowngal 5 years ago

              What a wonderful Turkey lens! Who doesn't love this most American of birds? Great job, angel blessed.

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              Wow! I think you've thought of everything; very nice lens. Happy Holidays!

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              aliciamaggie54 5 years ago

              Interesting information. Thank you.

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              dvpwli 5 years ago

              I like this lens most so I have Blessed this lens as Squidoo Angel. I really appreciate your efforts

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              punkgrinder 5 years ago

              I got three out of five, could be worse. Great Lens and a big thumbs up!

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              Paula Atwell 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

              Still my favorite Thanksgiving lens.

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              anonymous 6 years ago

              I found this lens very interesting because I have wild turkeys in my back yard. I see them throughout the summer. Usually taking their morning or afternoon stroll in a groups of three. Probably a family. I have woods behind my house and I learned from your lens that this is were they are, so it makes sense now. Thanks.

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              pimbels lm 6 years ago

              You done a great job. A lot of information, thank you.

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              akumar46 lm 6 years ago

              Wild Turkeys - beautiful birds to see.Its fun to know more about them.Nice lens...Thanks.

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              Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

              Loads of great information. Enjoyed learning about turkeys.

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              BrickHouseFabrics 6 years ago

              Great lens!pigriff

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              anonymous 6 years ago

              A wonderful lens and lesson~I missed "all of them"!

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              Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

              @EditPhotos: Thank you, SquidAngel.

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              Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

              @JoyfulPamela2: Thank you, Pamela.

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              JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

              Very creative and educational ideas, as usual, Evelyn!! =D

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              Edit Photos 6 years ago from Earth

              Blessed for Thanksgiving!

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              anonymous 6 years ago

              Congratulations for being included on the Best of Lists, 75 Lenses You Shouldn't Miss This Thanksgiving by SquidTeam, and Happy Thanksgiving! - Kathy

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              Joan4 6 years ago

              What a super turkey education! Wonderful!

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              Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

              Awesome lens on turkeys; it's great seeing them out in nature.

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              Darla Dixon 6 years ago

              You have everything about turkeys here! Awesome lens!

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              anonymous 6 years ago

              As always, tons of creative ideas! I have never seen so many variations of a Turkey before!

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              RinchenChodron 6 years ago

              It's now 5:46 and it's time for my dinner. Reading this lens makes me hungry! Lots of great fun turkey ideas here.

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              Coffeebreak9am 6 years ago

              You have lots of information here..thank you.

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              Mart903 6 years ago

              Specially in this time as Thanksgiving Day approaches and many are talking about turkeys, this wonderful educative lens comes in handy for the entire family. Congratulations, Evelyn, for this great work that also enables one to contribute, to conversations with family and friends in the following days.

              Thanks for sharing, and as you say: "Happy Squidooing!!"

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              Asinka Fields 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

              What a comprehensive lens on Turkeys! It's like a reference wiki :). Keep it up!

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              WriterBuzz 6 years ago

              I just found your lens. I like it a lot. Thanks for building it. Gave you a thumbs up.

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              Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

              Once again you have come up with a fascinating subject and interesting groups of related games, books, activities and adventures for teaching children. I am featuring Turkey Time and your themes on my Thanksgiving Themes lens.

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              norma-holt 7 years ago

              Fabulous lens with so much information. Blessed and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust

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              JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

              So much fun!

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              Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

              @ZenandChic: Thank you so much, SquidAngel.

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              Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

              @rockycha: Anytime is the right time to be thankful. Thank you so much for visiting and lensrolling.

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              Patricia 7 years ago

              This is a wonderful lens! Blessed by an angel!

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              rockycha 7 years ago

              Time for thanks is right! (a little late for this year, sorry) Lensrolled to my thanksgiving decorations and ***** :)

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              Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

              @anonymous: Thank you so much for visiting.

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              anonymous 7 years ago

              Wow... you know so much about them, lovely lens and great job here. 5***** and favorited!

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              lasertek lm 7 years ago

              Nice! This is something our family can talk about during our Thanksgiving meal.

              Great job! Hope you could visit my lenses as well. Thanks

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              JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

              Wow, who knew that much about turkeys?! Great ideas!

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              eccles1 7 years ago

              Another great lens ! how beautiful

              Happy Thanksgiving!!

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              Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

              Another exceptional lens! My aunt had a big black Tom Turkey. He would display and rustle his feathers and charge us! I think he ended up on the table. Blessed and featured on Angels Unaware!

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              anonymous 7 years ago

              What a fun, informative interactive lens!

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              Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

              This is practically an encyclopedia. I made a lens on this topic, but not nearly as thorough.

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              Laniann 7 years ago

              Any child would be very lucky to have you as their teacher. So many wonderful things to do. I enjoyed your images and videos.

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              Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

              Another great resource lens.

              I won't tell you what I was thinking when I saw the title.


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              monarch13 7 years ago

              What Fun, I'm SO ready for fall! Rolled to Proud American Symbols.

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              ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago


              My name is Elizabeth Jean Allen and I am the new group leader for the Nature and the Outdoors Group.


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              VBright 8 years ago

              Wow, what an extensive lens. Great job! You've been blessed by an angel.

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              HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

              Your lenses are amazing. We welcome your 5* Turkey lens to the Backyard Birding group.

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              anonymous 8 years ago

              Can I just say wow, what a fantastic lens Evelyn, I just loved it! I never seen so much information about turkeys in one place that was so much fun - Kathy

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              GregGiordano 8 years ago

              What an extraordinary lens. Ben Franklin would be proud. Great job!

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              ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

              Great unit!

              5* and lensroll to Wild Turkeys.


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              Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

              This is a wonderful lens, visiting my daughter over Thanksgiving and will do a couple of these projects with my grandchildren. I really appreciate all the work you put into this page.

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              greenerme 8 years ago

              Excellent work! Fun projects, I like it!

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              Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

              Very nice detailed lens, lots of ideas for things to do and great pictures. Perfect for Thanksgiving. 5*****

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              Yvonne L. B. 8 years ago from Covington, LA

              Love your Turkey unit. Welcome to the Naturally Native Squids group. Don't forget to add your lens link to the appropriate plexo and vote for it.

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              MSBeltran1 8 years ago

              Evelyn, great lens! Nice work. 5 stars.

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              Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

              Great lens with some fun learning projects. Thank you.

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              WritingforYourW 8 years ago

              Great job on covering all things turkey. :) We have turkeys roaming with some cows in the field down the street from my house. Country living, heh heh.

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              David Gardner 8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

              Well, you've produced a great lens on turkeys that makes me want to gobble it up. I hope you don't mind, but I'm linking to it from my turkey lens as well: I see you've already visited... but I think I've added more videos and bigger/more pictures from when you last saw it. Again, thanks for producting such an interesting lens... great for teachers and kids alike! 5-stars!