Retell Turkey Trouble

Retell Turkey Trouble

Inside: Retell Turkey Trouble with this fun preschool book activity.

"Turkey Trouble"

Have you read this hysterically clever tale?! 


Add it to your November reading list! 

with this Amazon affiliate link.

Turkey Trouble is an adorable story about a turkey trying to hide from being eaten!

In doing so, he disguises himself as other animals on the farm.

It is such a great book to make a fun preschool book activity to retell the story! 

preschool book activity

This month Lu from The Mamas Workshop and I were able to collaborate with TWO other creative bloggers for a preschool book activity. 

This means you have FOUR different ways you can incorporate a story retell with your preschooler using Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano.

What is a Book Box?

A book box is a way to help your preschooler retell a familiar story. It has supplies that can act as props for story retells. 

What is IN a Book Box?

  • Familiar book

  • Props to retell the story

We LOVE book boxes, and Owl Babies makes another great book activity for November. 

preschool book activity

WHY Use a Book Box? 

By Kindergarten, children will be asked to:

  • With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.

  • With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Master now?

No, thank you.

Expose now?

Yes, please!

Build up your preschoolers confidence for when they have to meet these rigorous standards.

You will love this collection of preschool book activities for story retell here! 


  • Draw the 6 main disguises on large kraft paper. - If you look closely at the animals, you will see that this took just a couple minutes to do.

  • Find a ball.

  • Glue a couple feathers to the ball so it will represent the turkey.

Here are the Amazon Affiliate links to get you started:

How to Play this Book Activity for Story Retell of Turkey Trouble:

  • Read the book many times before playing.

  • Simply roll the ball onto the activity mat.

  • Act out the animal the ball lands on. My two year old was the most excited about this game!

book activity turkey trouble

Check out these ideas from other bloggers that worked with us for November's Book Box Activity for preschoolers! They are some of my most favorite people to follow! 

Click on their picture to be taken directly to their site. 

Lu from The Mama Workshop created this adorable cardboard disguise! 

Ashley from Veggies and Virtue created this inviting Turkey Snack!  

preschool book activity
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