TH Thanksgiving Turkeys


Thankful for These Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies


Thanksgiving cookies
Thanksgiving Turkey Ciookies

If you’re looking for a super easy, super cute idea to teach phonogram th, then you should make three of these Oreo Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving from the recipe below.

turkey cookies
turkey feet

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Phonogram TH

What better time to introduce phonogram  than Thanksgiving?  When introducing the ‘th’ phonogram, you may tell your children this is the only time they have permission to stick out their tongues at you.

th is found in three of those

Th makes two sounds: /th/ and /tz/.   It is important that the placement of the tongue is in the right place.

th/ three (unvoiced) The tip of your tongue sticks out a little and touches the bottom of your top teeth. Push air out making a “hissing” sound.

/tz/ those (voiced) Same as above but make a sound. Touch your throat and feel the difference between the voiced and unvoiced ‘th.’

Point out th in the words you use on Thanksgiving day.

Unvoiced th words

  • Thanksgiving
  • thaw
  • turkey thigh
  • thick gravy
  • three turkey cookies

Voiced th words

  • Gather around the table.
  • mother
  • father
  • Put these on the table.
  • Wash those dishes with this soap.

Phonogram Hunts

Have a th phonogram hunt while your children help you prepare the meal.

Th phonogram

Table Time Activity

Click picture do download Wordy's th coloring page.
Three of those th phonograms

Suggested Reading

Phonics th phonogram

Find the th phonogram in your Thanksgiving books. 

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Recipe of the Month

Phonogram Recipe of the Month

Thanksgiving Oreo Turkey Cookies

READY IN: 15 mins                      


Oreo Double Stuff cookies
miniature peanut butter cups
malted milk balls
candy corn
4 ounces chocolate frosting
4 ounces white frosting 
red food coloring


Use one Oreo cookie as the base.  Put a teaspoon of chocolate frosting on top.
Place one peanut butter cup on its side, and stick it into the frosting.
Take the second Oreo cookie, and stick some candy corn, pointy side down, into the Oreo white cream stuffing along one edge for the feathers.  Fan out around the edge. You may have to stick them first into some white frosting to help hold them in place.

Place this second Oreo cookie on its edge.  Add a dab of chocolate frosting,  and stick it into the back of the peanut butter cup.
Place a dab of chocolate frosting on top of the peanut butter up, and place a malted milk ball on top for the head.

Mix a small amount of red food coloring into some white frosting in a separate dish.  
Use a toothpick to make a red wattle and feet and white eyes.   Add a dot of brown frosting for the pupils.  

Pinch off the small pointy top of a candy corn, and dip it in chocolate frosting for the beak.
Gobble!  Gobble!

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