Use this material list to create an easy turkey play dough activity for your kids. They will love this Thanksgiving theme invitation to play.
Don’t hate me when I make this confession.
I have never liked handprint turkeys.
There…I said it. Do you remember making turkey handprints when you were a kid? EVERY…SINGLE…YEAR!?
Instead of sharing some new twist on a turkey handprint activity, I’m going to show you a few simple items that you can use to create a fun turkey theme play dough activity.
Create A Turkey Theme Invitation to Play
Get out your handy divided tray and some play dough. Here are material ideas that you can add to the tray:
- googly eyes
- pipe cleaners
- pony beads
- corn, popcorn, seeds, etc.
- craft sticks
- strips of ribbon or curling ribbon
- sequins or gems (for a fancy pants turkey)
- number cards
- cardboard pieces
- plastic bottle caps
Do you have additional ideas? I would love to hear them in the comments. Your kids might be able to help you come up with some great material ideas too.
Let Them Create!
Now, comes the fun part. Present the materials to your kids and see what they create. Kids may create turkeys, or they may create some other kind of amazing artwork. The materials will give them lots of opportunities for open-ended creation and for fine motor skills practice.
Let them have fun!
Add Number Cards for Counting Practice
Add some number cards to the tray and kids can practice counting as they play. Kids can make 5 turkeys, a 5 feathered turkey, or even a 5 eyed turkey.
I hope that you have fun creating a turkey play dough activity for your kids. Don’t forget to take some pictures. I bet that parents will enjoy a picture of a 5 eyed turkey even more than a turkey handprint drawing.
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