Counting Math Thanksgiving

Counting Turkey Feathers

This Counting Turkey Feathers activity is a fun and engaging way for toddlers and preschoolers 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!

Counting Turkey Feathers - fun, hands on turkey counting math activity for toddler, preschool, prek, and kindergarten age kids perfect for Thanksgiving in November #thanksgiving #preschool #math

Turkey Counting

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 older kids!

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Turkey Counting

For this activity you’ll need:

  • Feathers (orange, yellow, red)
  • Clothespins
  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue gun
  • Colored permanent markers
  • Small googley eyes

Using the hot glue gun, glue the clothespins onto a piece of cardstock.

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With the permanent markers draw the snood and wattle and glue the small googley eyes onto each clothespin.

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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.

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Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers

Now you’re ready to count and play!

Super fun turkey counting activity for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners

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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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of and where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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