Turkey Apples and Thanksgiving Freebie

Oh my goodness! I can't believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I wanted to share two fun projects with you. The first is an oldie but goody from my childhood- TURKEY APPLES! My mom used to make these for my class when I was a kid. I also remember making these as a "how to" project when I was in third grade. I brought all the ingredients to school, so each kid could make their own turkey apple as I explained the process step by step. So now, I am going to share it with all of you. Here is what you need for each apple:
One apple, 5 toothpicks, a candy corn, 2 raisins, a candy orange slice, mini marshmallows and orange icing.

1. Place candy orange slice on one toothpick so toothpick does not poke through the top. 
2. Put a dab of frosting on top of the candy slice and adhere candy corn.
3. Put a dab of frosting on each side of the orange candy slice and place a raisin on each to make the eyes.
4. Push tooth pick into one top side of the apple. (see pic)
5. Put 4 marshmallows on 4 toothpicks to make the feathers of the turkey.
6. Push each toothpick into the apple on the opposite side of the turkey head.
7. Enjoy!

Turkey Apple
I am in the process of making 30 of these for my son's kindergarten class for their Thanksgiving feast this week. My son has been a great help, peeling off all the apple stickers and "tasting" all the ingredients!

If you would like to turn this into a "How To" lesson with your students, I have provided a template to use. You can down load it HERE

Fonts from Jen Jones and Graphics from KPM Doodles

The next freebie is a follow up activity after a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey.

After I read this book to my class, we made a class book called "Save the Turkeys." Each student wrote one or two things they would eat instead of turkey on Thanksgiving. Here are a couple samples:

soup with vegetables

You can grab your FREEBIE copy of this class book HERE. I hope you can find a moment to fit this into your busy week and enjoy the story with your students. If you decide to download the copy, I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know what you think. Have a great evening!


  1. Adorable - I've never seen those before! Thanks for sharing! :) I also like your Save a Turkey... ;)
    Have a great Thanksgiving!!

    Second Grade Sparkle

  2. So fun! I can't wait to do this tomorrow.

    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. I am so glad you will be able to use this with your kids. I hope they love it.