Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! from Canada



Fun things to make you smile:










Some fun turkey stuff:


FIVE LITLE TURKEYS #1

5 little turkeys were standing by a door...
One saw some corn, and then there were four.
Run, Run, Run far away. Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day!

4 little turkeys flew up in a tree...
One fell down and then there were three.
Run, Run, Run far away. Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day!

3 little turkeys gobbled as they do...
A dog chased one and then there were two.
Run, Run, Run far away. Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day!

2 little turkeys strutting in the sun...
The wind came along and then there was one.
Run, Run, Run far away. Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day! 
1 little turkey saw a farmer come; He ran far away and then there were NONE! 


FIVE LITTLE TURKEYS #2

Five little turkeys standing at the door,
One waddled off, and then there were four. 
Four little turkeys sitting near a tree,
One waddled off,and then there were three. 
Three little turkeys with nothing to do,
One waddled off, and then there were two. 
Two little turkeys in the morning sun,
One waddled off, and then there was one. 
One little turkey better run away,
For soon it will be Thanksgiving Day. 


Fun turkey quiz:


The turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America.  In fact, Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States! 

1. What is a male turkey called?
2. What is  female turkey called?
3. What is a baby turkey called?
4. Where will you find the turkey's wattle?
5. What is a Gizzard?
6. Where and what are the turkey's caruncles?
7. Where is the turkey's snood?
8. How big are wild turkeys? (How tall and average weight)
9. How many babies do turkeys have?

CHECK YOUR ANSWERS...
1. A male turkey is called a Tom or a Gobbler.
2. A female turkey is called a hen.
3. A poult is a baby turkey.(A chick)
When the  poults hatch, they flock with their mother all year including the winter).
After the turkey begins to grow--A young male turkey is called a "jake" and a young female is called a "jenney."
4. A Wattle is the flap of skin under the turkey's chin. It turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship.
5. A Gizzard is  part of a bird's stomach that contains tiny stones.  It helps them grind up food for digestion.

6. The caruncle is the growth of skin that dangle from the turkey's chin--the throat region. It turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship.

7. The snood is the growth of skin that droops over the gobbler's bill. (The flap of skin that hangs over the turkey's beak) It turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship.
8. Wild turkeys are about 3 to 4 feet tall.
The male turkey weighs between 16 and 24 pounds and the female is smaller and only weighs between eight and 10 pounds.
9. A turkey hen lays an average of eight to 17 eggs. She lays them one at a time in a nest built on the ground. After several weeks when all the eggs have been laid, she begins to sit on them to incubate, or keep them warm. After 28 days the eggs are ready to hatch. 

OTHER FUN FACTS...Wild turkeys can run fast---up to 25 miles per hour. They can also fly up to 50 miles per hour. In the right conditions (still and quiet), a turkey's

Turkey books you're kids may enjoy:

1. 

A perfect twist on the classic book.  "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie", by Alison Jackson.
"I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry."  The fun continues as she swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey.  Oh my!  Father and Mother look on in horror, while the two kids delight in the old lady's expansion, becoming fatter and fatter.  The surprise ending is just great - no spoiler here, but I highly recommend this book.

2. 

"Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving - author and illustrator - Dav Pilkey

3.  



"Gracious The Thanksgiving Turkey" - author - Joy Cowley


4. 

"The Turkey Saves the Day"  - author - Shelagh Canning

Non-fiction pics for you:




"Wild Turkeys" - author - Dorothy Hinshaw Patent





"All About Turkeys" - author - Jim Arnosky

Have a great day everyone.  Read on and read always.  If you are celebrating Thankgiving Weekend be blessed and enjoy your family and friends and count your blessings.


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