What is this Turkey Doing? | NATURE Nuggets

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Help your child observe the unique way in which a brush turkey builds its home.
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NATURE Nuggets brings science and animals from NATURE on PBS to kids and their caregivers. Use the activities below to create active learning and engagement opportunities with your child.

In this this Nature Nugget, children will observe the interesting way a brush turkey builds its nest.


FRAME: “Have you ever seen a turkey before? What did it look like?”

FOCUS: “In this video you’re going to see a turkey building a nest. Pay attention to how it moves its body and what colors it is.”

FOLLOW-UP: Time to mix it up a little. We’d love to hear your great idea for a follow-up activity for this video. Share your ideas in the Commenting section below.


– Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon

– I’m A Turkey! By Jim Arnosky

– Turkey Tot by George Shannon


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