Turkey Trivia Place Card
Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 1999
Q. What year did the Mayflower arrive in Plymouth, Massachusetts?
Q. What kind of seafood did the pilgrims eat?
A. Clams, oysters, eels, lobster, and codfish.
Q. What colors did the pilgrims wear?
A. Dark or forest green, red, brown, black, blue, and gray.
Q. Did animals sail on the Mayflower with the pilgrims?
A. There was no room for cattle or livestock, but at least two dogs were on board.
Q. What was the pilgrims' name for boiled-corn pudding?
A. Hasty pudding.
Q. What kind of houses did the Native Americans live in when the pilgrims met them?
A. Wigwams, round-roofed houses made of poles covered with bark.
Q. What is the male turkey called? What distinguishes him from the female?
A. A tom. He is bigger and has more colorful plumage than the female.
Q. What did Native Americans wear on their heads?
A. Tribes west of the Mississippi River wore elaborate headdresses made of many feathers. Other Native Americans used a single eagle feather.
Metal paper fastener
Print out our template.
Trace the shapes onto heavyweight paper, and cut out one body and five feathers for each bird. Write a question (see examples above) on one side of each feather and the answer on the other side.
Make a hole at the end of each feather and toward the tail end of the body. Stack the feathers, questions facing forward. Align the holes in the stack with the hole in the body, insert a metal paper fastener through the holes, and secure.
Fan out the feathers. To make the turkey stand up, cut a 1 1/2-inch slit in the bottom of the body.
Cut a 1 1/2-inch-radius (3-inch-diameter) half circle from the heavyweight paper, and insert the curved side into the slit.