I made turkey themed writing skills cards that are great for beginning writing strokes as well as fine motor development. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
In this activity children trace the dashed lines with their finger and then with washable markers. I have included both black and white as well as color versions.
You can download the turkey writing skills cards here.
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:
The free membership printable this week is owl number slicers for number recognition and review as well as fine motor skills. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and laminated them.
Using and x-acto knife I sliced along the two lines on the owl. Taking one of the letter strips I pushed the left end up through the right slice of the helicopter and pulled it down through the left slice.
In this activity children pull the numbers strips through the owl and read the number that is displayed in the center of the owl. Once all numbers have been identified on the strip a new strip is put in.
You can grab the patterns below for free until Sunday November 15th ... after that date they will only be available in the member's section which is also where I have added owl letter sliders.
owl number sliders
I'm running a Black Friday membership special!! If you purchase a 12 month membership you will get another 12 months for free and if you purchase a 6 month special you will get another 6 months for free. If you already have a current membership the special will extend your membership.
You will get access to all of the material that has been placed in the member's section for the past sixteen years plus all of the new material that will be added for the next year. The special ends midnight Monday November 30th.
Here are just few of the activities from the member's section:
You can learn more about becoming a member here.
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