Turkey Tales

Turkey Tales lesson plan

Invent imaginative Turkey Tales in a round-robin storytelling circle.

  • 1.

    To begin your Turkey Tales, form a group of storytellers. Each person in your group cuts a long turkey feather from colored construction paper with Crayola® Scissors.

  • 2.

    Storytellers sit in a circle. Write the first sentence of a story on your tail feathers with Crayola Metallic Colored Pencils.

  • 3.

    Pass your feathers around, adding a new sentence to each feather, until all stories are complete. Go around the circle several times for extra feathery fun.

  • 4.

    When you are finished, glue the ends of your feathers together with Crayola Glue Sticks. Display stories for classmates to read.


  • Children cut out large turkey feathers.
  • Children take turns writing original, progressive stories.
  • Children practice creative writing techniques while they share and cooperate with each other in a collaborative setting.


  • Early writers might write a round-robin story with a small group. Children write just one story on one feather. An older child or teacher could record their words.
  • Older and younger children or children with disabilities can work in teams. One child dictates the story and the older child writes it on a feather.
  • Write a creative story about a turkey who escaped a holiday dinner or has other exciting adventures.