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November 20, 2015

Tasty Turkeys Your Students Will Gobble Up!

By Amanda Nehring
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, not just because of the food, but also because it is a chance to spend time with my family. Growing up, my sisters and I were lucky enough to have a father who was involved in our lives and loved being with us. To make sure that he had plenty of opportunities to make memories with us girls, my dad enrolled us all in the YMCA’s Daddy-Daughter program where we attended monthly get-togethers and even quarterly campouts!

    One of my favorite memories from these years with my dad was one particular November meeting where we made Rice Krispie Treat Turkeys. Ever since then I have endeavored to carry on the tradition and share the tasty fun with my students. I am thankful for my dad, my sisters, and the amazing family I have, and thankful that I get to share fun Thanksgiving traditions like this one with my school family: my classroom full of wonderful first- and second-graders.

    This year I am excited to share my tasty tradition with all of you — my Scholastic family — and hope that you are able to make it a part of Thanksgiving in your classrooms too. Here’s how to make Rice Krispie Treat Turkeys.

    What you will need (per student/turkey):What you will need to make a turkey

    • 1 Rice Krispie Treat

    • 5 pieces of candy corn

    • 1 chocolate sandwich cookie

    • Frosting

    • A plastic knife, a plate, and some napkins!

    How to make your turkeys:

    1. Roll up the Rice Krispie treat into a ball. This is sticky, messy fun, so make sure your students wash their hands before and after this step.

    2. Carefully separate the halves of your chocolate sandwich cookie. Set one half face down on the plate to serve as your turkey’s base, and set the other half to the side.

    3. Place your Rice Krispie Treat body on top of the cookie half you have on your plate, using the cookie’s cream to stick the body to the base. Then, using the plastic knife and the frosting, attach the other cookie half to the back of your turkey’s body, creating the tail feather base.

    4. Take four of your pieces of candy corn and stick them point-down into the frosting between your Rice Krispie body and cookie tail feather. These candy corn pieces will create the feathers that stick out the top of your turkey.

    5. Frost the back of your last piece of candy corn and stick it on the front of your turkey’s body to give your turkey a face.

    6. Now for the best step: eat your tasty turkey! Make sure to take pictures of your students with their turkeys before they gobble them up.

    How to make your turkeys

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your readership this year. I am very thankful for all of you this Thanksgiving season!

     

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, not just because of the food, but also because it is a chance to spend time with my family. Growing up, my sisters and I were lucky enough to have a father who was involved in our lives and loved being with us. To make sure that he had plenty of opportunities to make memories with us girls, my dad enrolled us all in the YMCA’s Daddy-Daughter program where we attended monthly get-togethers and even quarterly campouts!

    One of my favorite memories from these years with my dad was one particular November meeting where we made Rice Krispie Treat Turkeys. Ever since then I have endeavored to carry on the tradition and share the tasty fun with my students. I am thankful for my dad, my sisters, and the amazing family I have, and thankful that I get to share fun Thanksgiving traditions like this one with my school family: my classroom full of wonderful first- and second-graders.

    This year I am excited to share my tasty tradition with all of you — my Scholastic family — and hope that you are able to make it a part of Thanksgiving in your classrooms too. Here’s how to make Rice Krispie Treat Turkeys.

    What you will need (per student/turkey):What you will need to make a turkey

    • 1 Rice Krispie Treat

    • 5 pieces of candy corn

    • 1 chocolate sandwich cookie

    • Frosting

    • A plastic knife, a plate, and some napkins!

    How to make your turkeys:

    1. Roll up the Rice Krispie treat into a ball. This is sticky, messy fun, so make sure your students wash their hands before and after this step.

    2. Carefully separate the halves of your chocolate sandwich cookie. Set one half face down on the plate to serve as your turkey’s base, and set the other half to the side.

    3. Place your Rice Krispie Treat body on top of the cookie half you have on your plate, using the cookie’s cream to stick the body to the base. Then, using the plastic knife and the frosting, attach the other cookie half to the back of your turkey’s body, creating the tail feather base.

    4. Take four of your pieces of candy corn and stick them point-down into the frosting between your Rice Krispie body and cookie tail feather. These candy corn pieces will create the feathers that stick out the top of your turkey.

    5. Frost the back of your last piece of candy corn and stick it on the front of your turkey’s body to give your turkey a face.

    6. Now for the best step: eat your tasty turkey! Make sure to take pictures of your students with their turkeys before they gobble them up.

    How to make your turkeys

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your readership this year. I am very thankful for all of you this Thanksgiving season!

     

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