Thanksgiving crafts have already hit Pinterest like a storm. We are slowly getting back to our crafting and playing routine after a short break after Halloween. Today’s Thanksgiving craft is an easy turkey craft for toddlers. You can easily modify it if you intend to use this as a craft for a preschooler. Crafts for toddlers are little trickier to do owing to the little person’s very short attention span and still developing fine motor skills. So I keep it simple on the crafting side so learning can also happen simultaneously.
I cut out a circle for the turkey’s head, oval for the body and 7 diamonds for the feathers and 2 triangles for the feet.
Using those cut-outs I traced the shapes on a butcher to make a turkey. My curious toddler was invited to come check out the the Thanksgiving turkey craft invitation.
First I showed her how to match the shape on the white paper to the colored shapes. We picked up a shape , called out its name aloud. Later she used the glue stick profusely and matched the shape to the outline on the white paper
We started off with the body and continued with the feathers.
Doing the diamond shaped turkey feathers was pretty tricky since she has to place each feather at an angle. She tried to fit the diamond exactly into the outline I had sketched out.
Mommy did help her with the fit. Each time we picked up a new shape we called out its name aloud to reinforce learning.. We continued learning and crafting with 2 triangles for the legs. This time the older sis wanted in on the action and participated by gluing the legs.
We ended the turkey craft with the head.
To give the turkey a complete look, we glued 2 googly eyes and a tiny triangle for the beak .
Finally to reinforce the ever elusive colors learning, I set out some feathers to be glued on. Baby A color matched the feather to the color of the diamond feathers and glued those on as well.Since we did not have orange and blue feathers we stuck with the ever popular pink feathers.
Here is our Geometrical turkey for Thanksgiving.
Check out this beautiful, colorful shapes turkey from Housing A forest.Perfect for your pre schooler.
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