Get into the Thanksgiving spirit with this month’s Learn To Skate USA skating challenge: Turkey Training! Your turkey wants to grow his feathers for the holiday, but he needs your help.
You can help your turkey by practicing one of your most challenging skills. This can be anything from a one-foot glide to a mohawk to a spiral. When you’ve chosen a skill, write it down on the turkey’s stomach as a reminder.
Download your Turkey Training worksheet here: Turkey Training
How many feathers will your turkey have?
Every time you practice your skill, draw a feather. Try to practice as many times as you can so that your turkey will have many feathers to show off.
When you’ve finished, color in your turkey’s feathers. You can keep him festive with red, orange, yellow, and brown or use your imagination to make your turkey stand out from the rest.
Do this activity with your friends to see whose turkey grows the most feathers!
Bonus: Rate your skill
If you want to work more on your skill, color in your turkey according to how well you’ve practiced your skill each time.
The color of each feather depends on how well you performed the skill. If you think you could use improvement, color the feather red. If the skill was average, color it yellow. If you performed the skill perfectly with no error, color it orange. How many orange feathers will your turkey have?
You can choose to use different colors as well. Just make sure to keep a color key!
Post your turkey online
Once you’ve practiced your skill and drawn and colored your turkey’s feathers, show him off to the world! Have your coach or a friend take a picture of you and your turkey, and post it on social media with the hashtag #LearntoSkateUSA.
Do this activity with your friends and post a group picture, too!