Free Tadeo Turtle Activities


Tadeo Turtle – Written and Illustrated by Janis Cox

I have made extended activities to go with Tadeo Turtle. Additional crafting ideas can be found at Crafting Saturdays.

The curriculum is available for free if you email Janis.

Here is one idea from the Extended Activities



Use the following shapes to build a turtle.

      • rectangle
      • diamond
      • triangle
      • circle
      • semi-circle

There is a pattern for the shapes in the curriculum.

Here is my version of the shaped-turtle.

Shape Turtle from Tadeo Turtle Curriculum by Janis Cox


“The Tired Turtle” (author unknown)

Sung to: “I’ve been working on the railroad”

I’ve been crawling through the mud,
All the whole day long.
I’ve been crawling through the mud,
Just listen to my song.

Oh, my house is getting heavy,
My legs are tired and sore.
I am moving very slowly.
I can’t sing any more.



  1. This looks great Janis – how creative you are – we love turtles – we have sea turtles and we have gopher tortoise here in SW FL – some of our faves! I’ll have to check out the book soon!

    1. Thanks Kelli and thanks for pinning too.
      I just love this connection – and I am loving creating again. I have a wonderful one in my head for this Saturday. Stay tuned.

  2. This is adorable! I think my boys will love this idea thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday!

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