Turkey Trap – How To Catch A Turkey STEM Challenge – Thanksgiving STEAM Activity


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What if you took the book How to Catch a Turkey and made it STEM? This will resource will encourage your students to think outside the box. They will be engaged with the project because you are integrating more core subjects.

You can incorporate a holiday, a picture book, and a hands on activity in your very own classroom.

Not only are you integrating your ELA into your Science/STEM block but it has never been as important then now!

Read the adorable book How to Catch a Turkey and then allow the students to work on drafting their trap! Encourage students to make their own trap and bring their trap to life.

STEM challenges skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Positive Classroom Environment
  • Science Skills
  • ELA real world skills

Includes the following components:

  • Detailed Lesson Plan with Standards
  • Suggested Read Alouds
  • Photos of Possible Products
  • Student Instructions
  • Differentiated Student Recording Sheets (K-1st and 2nd-5th)
  • Reflection Discussion Chart
  • Turkeys (to print) so they can build the trap around the turkey.


Teachers like you said:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️My students loved this activity. We read the book first and had a lot of fun on the half day before Thanksgiving break building our traps.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️My students loved this activity! They had fun creating turkey traps after reading How to Catch a Turkey. The resources guided them and helped them with higher order thinking.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This was SO MUCH FUN for my students! They were incredibly engaged and loved making up a story to go along with their turkey traps.


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