Turkey Traps

If you don't have your Thanksgiving turkey yet don't fret! These first graders have some awesome ideas on how to trap a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

They were given only 12 inches of masking tape, 1 yard of string, 1 piece of poster board, scissors, and 5 pipe cleaners. Knowing what materials they had to use, students were given 10 minutes to individually design a turkey trap. After their designs were completed, they shared with their groups and collaboratively came up with a team trap. They drew their plan and began constructing their group trap.

They did a fabulous job working collaboratively, planning, and finding solutions to problems that arose during the construction phase.