This Turkey Counting activity is a fun and engaging way for toddler, preschool, and pre k children to learn numbers as well as counting. Not only that, this activity also improves and strengthens fine motor skills as the child has to open the clothespins! This is such a fun math activity for a Thanksgiving theme in November
There’s many great ways to learn numbers with little kids, but this Counting Turkey Feathers activity is especially great because it combines fun with learning! Kids will be engaged and excited to familiarize with numbers, learn to count and stick the feathers into each clothespin. Plus, this activity is super versatile so you can easily make it age appropriate. Use numbers 1-5 for toddlers or higher numbers for preschoolers, kindergartners or older kids!
Turkey Feather Counting
For this activity you’ll need a few simple supplies you probably have laying around your house:
- Feathers (orange, yellow, red)
- Hot glue gun
- Colored permanent markers
- Small googley eyes
Using the hot glue gun, glue the clothespins onto a piece of cardstock.
With the permanent markers draw the snood and wattle and glue the small googley eyes onto each clothespin.
Thanksgiving Math Activities for Preschoolers
Number each “turkey” with 1-5 (or the numbers you’re using) with a permanent marker. Arrange the feathers nearby.
Now you’re ready to count and play!
Rules are simple: kids have to clip as many feathers as it says on each turkey. This activity is intended for kids 3+ as it may be difficult for the very little ones to clip more than one feather into each clothespin. This activity sure takes skills!
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