Turkey Projects for 1st Grade



Students build a 3D enclosure that is fully enclosed so the turkey can’t fly away for this fun Turkey STEM Challenge.

This Turkey STEM challenge is designed to help your students think outside the box and learn how the world works. This Turkey STEM challenge helps students explore the engineering design process using common materials.


The STEM Process:

Present the STEM challenge: Use the provided materials to build a 3D enclosure. It needs to be fully enclosed so the turkey can’t fly away.


Materials Needed

We’ve included a list for material recommendations, but this challenge can be done with materials you have on hand, such as paper, pipe cleaners, cups, popsicle sticks, string, scissors, cotton balls, cardboard, rubber bands, glue, and tape.


Download Includes:

  • Step-by-Step lesson plans
  • STEM Challenge worksheets for each step of the design process
  • Printable templates for design enhancements
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Explore science connections with QR codes and an infographic
  • Materials List
  • Ask Poster
  • STEM Challenge Poster
  • Recording Sheets
  • Engineering Design Process posters
  • Self/Group Evaluation Checklist


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