Sunday, November 13, 2011

TIMMY TURKEY'S TALE

Someone sent an email asking about this story.  Here it is!  You can make it in about 15 minutes today and enjoy telling it to your class tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day....
Timmy Turkey File Folder Story
 Directions:  Cut the shape of a turkey out of the front of a file folder.  Insert colors of construction paper inside the file folder according to the story. (brown, blue, red, green, yellow, purple, and multi-color)  Glue the words to the back of the folder so you can read and remove one sheet of paper at a time.
*Encourage the children to join in on the chorus!

Once upon a time there was a beautiful brown turkey named Timmy.  One day as he strutted down the road he heard a bluebird say:
                  Ha, ha, ha!  He, he, he!
                  You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see.
Timmy Turkey replied:
                  Oh, dear, oh, dear!  Oh, me, oh, me!
                  Why am I the funniest turkey you ever did see?
The bluebird answered:
                  You should be blue like me.   It’s such a peaceful color.
So Timmy went home a dyed himself blue.  (Remove the brown paper to reveal a blue turkey.)
The next day as Timmy strutted down the road he heard a red hen say:
                  Ha, ha, ha!  He, he, he!
                  You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see.
Timmy replied:
                  Oh, dear, oh, dear!  Oh, me, oh, me!
                  Why am I the funniest turkey you ever did see?
The redbird answered:
                  You should be red like me.  It’s such a bright color.
So Timmy went home and dyed himself red.  (Remove the blue paper to reveal a red turkey.)
The following day as Timmy was strutting down the road he heard a green frog croak:
                  Ha, ha, ha!  He, he, he!
                  You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see?
Timmy sadly replied:
                  Oh, dear, oh, dear!  Oh, me, oh, me!
                  Why am I the funniest turkey you ever did see?
The frog croaked:
                  You should be green like me.  Green is the color of life!
So what do you think Timmy did?  That’s right!  He went home and dyed himself green.
(Remove the red paper to reveal a green turkey.)
Timmy was strutting down the road a beautiful shade of green the next day when he heard a yellow cat say:
                  Ha, ha, ha!  He, he, he!
                  You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see!
Timmy answered:
                  Oh, dear, oh, dear!  Oh, me, oh, me!
                  Why am I the funniest turkey you ever did see?
The cat laughed and said:
                  Who ever heard of a green turkey? 
                  You should be yellow like me.  It’s such a happy color.
Yes, you’re right!  Timmy went home that night and dyed himself yellow.  (Remove the green paper to reveal a yellow turkey.)
The next day Timmy was strutting down the road again when he heard a purple parrot squawk:
                  Ha, ha, ha!  He, he, he!
                  You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see!
Timmy said:
                  Oh, dear, oh, dear!  Oh, me, oh, me!
                  Why am I the funniest turkey you ever did see?
The parrot squawked:
                  Yellow’s no color for a turkey. 
                  You should be purple like me.  Purple is the color of royalty.
Timmy went home immediately and dyed himself purple.  (Remove the yellow sheet of paper to reveal the purple turkey.)
Once again Timmy was walking down the road when he heard his turkey friends laughing.  They said:
                  Ha, ha, ha!  He, he, he!
                  You’re the funniest turkey we ever did see!
Timmy cried and said:
                  Oh, dear, oh, dear!  Oh, me, oh, me!
                  Why am I the funniest turkey you ever did see?
The other turkeys replied:
                  Who ever heard of a purple turkey? 
                  You look so silly!
Timmy slowly walked home and as he walked he thought to himself, “I have dyed myself blue, red, green, yellow, and purple, and I have pleased no one.”  Then he got a brilliant idea!  He got all the bottles of dye and made all his feathers different colors.  (Remove the purple sheet of paper to reveal the turkey with the colorful feathers.
The next day as Timmy Turkey strutted down the road everyone laughed and cheered!
                  Ha, ha, ha!  He, he, he!
                  You’re the most beautiful turkey we ever did see!
                 
And that’s why you always see turkeys with beautiful tail colors!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful idea!!! I can't wait to share this with my class.

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