Here is another easy to make fine motor turkey craft. You will need the turkey pattern ... glue ... tissue paper ... and scissors. Print the turkey on cardstock paper and cut it out (we glued ours on colored cardstock paper but you don't have to).
The next step is to cut or tear tissue paper into small squares and separate by color. Apply glue drops to the blank blank turkey feathers. We put glue in a small plastic bowl and the children dipped qtips in the glue and dotted it on the blank feathers.
The next step is to scrunch the squares of tissue paper and press them on to the glue dots on the turkey patter. We did one color per turkey feather but you can also just used mixed colors.
You can grab the tissue paper turkey patterns here.
Here is a wonderful project for fine motor development that goes great with a turkey or Thanksgiving theme. You will need colored cardstock paper ... scissors ... glue/glue sticks ... sequins ... and wiggle eyes.
Children cut a turkey body shape out of brown cardstock paper. Next they cut five turkey feathers from five different colors of cardstock paper and glued them onto the turkey body. They glued on wiggle eyes and cut a beak and gobbler from from orange and red cardstock paper. They then cut turkey legs from yellow cardstock paper and glued them on together with the beak and gobbler. The last step was to apply glue drops to turkey and press on the sequins.
You can see a video of this project below:
Every time I am in a store that sells paint I grab a couple of paint chip samples and save them for when we do activities with paint chips. This week we made made turkeys with them.
To make the paint chip turkeys you will need to have:
colored cardstock paper
The children start by cutting a turkey body out of brown cardstock or construction paper. Next they cut feather shapes from the paint chip samples and glue them on to the back of the turkey body.
Children can decide what colors and how many of the paint chips to use. They then cut a beak ... gobbler and feet from cardstock paper and glue on the turkey body. The last step is to glue on the wiggle eyes. If you do not want to use wiggle eyes you can also make construction paper eyes.
You can see a video of this project by clicking below:
The free membership printable this week is a turkey math mat for number recognition ... math skills ... and fine motor development. Print the patterns on cardstock paper and cut out. Laminate the number circles and glue the turkey on a sheet of construction paper (we used the larger sized paper). Laminate the turkey mat for durability.
In this activity children place a number circle on the blank circle on the turkey. They then place the same number of counters on the mat next to the turkey. Play continues until all numbers have been counted. We used buttons and math cubes but you can also use different kinds of counters as well.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday November 24th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added a turkey shape match and clip activity.
turkey math mat
Here are Novembers's number tracing calendars along and other November items including daily reports and calendar numbers.
number tracing calendar
calendar numbers and other items
I also made owl and turkey themed days of the week and months the year strips that can be used for calendar headers ... pocket charts and matching.
days and months
I recently attended a make and take sessions and one of the things we made was pumpkin spice paint. It is super easy to make but I felt the recipe we used was a bit too runny so I modified it a little.
To make the paint I put three packets of unflavored gelatine into a jar along with 1 cup of boiling water and mixed the two together until the gelatine was dissolved. I added yellow and red food coloring and stirred until I had an orange color I was happy with.
The last step was to add the pumpkin pie spice into the paint. I just continued to shake some in until I got the scent that I wanted. Everyone loved how the paint smelled and were very excited to paint with it.
I let the paint cool down which also helped to thicken it. The children then painted large circles on cardstock paper. When they painted they could see the specks of pumpkin spice. We let that paint dry and cut out the circle and glue it on to a sheet of colored cardstock paper. The children cut out a leaf and stem and glue that on the pumpkin. They then glue pumpkin seeds on for extra fine motor work.
You can see a video of our pumpkin spice paint below:
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