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Feed the Turkey – Thanksgiving Counting Activity

This Feed the Turkey Counting Activity combines a turkey craft for kids with an educational activity to make learning fun in November! Toddler, preschool, pre k, and kindergarten age students will have fun making the easy turkey craft and then practicing with this counting as they play feed the turkey activity.

Thanksgiving Counting Activity - super cute, hands on learning activity for prek and kindergarten age kids in novem ber #thanksgivingmath #prek #kindergarten

Feed the Turkey

Fall crafts and activities are everywhere this time of year and this one is a must! Activities that are fun, exciting and hands on are the best kind of activities for our little learners!  Feed the Turkey is a fun to play math activity for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners for fall. This counting activity is just that. Kids will be constructing their own colorful and festive turkeys while improving hands-eye coordination, scissors skills, creativity, and so much more. Once they’ve made their cute turkey craft, they will roll the dice and feeding the turkey encourages counting, memorization of numbers and to visually see quantities. This activity is also great for fine motor skills as the child has to pick up the small corn kernels, beans or rice!

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For this activity you will only need a couple simple craft supplies you probably already have laying around your house!

  • Paper roll
  • Googley eyes
  • Cardstock (yellow, orange, red)
  • Craft scissors
  • Glue
  • Corn, beans or rice
  • Dice

Feed the turkey activity

Using the craft scissors carefully cut a small hole in the middle of the paper roll (this step is for adults).

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Turkey Craft for Preschoolers

Start out by making the toilet paper roll turkey craft. Cut out yellow, orange and red cardstock into long ovals. These will be your feathers.


Next, carefully use scissors to cut out a snood and wattle using orange and red cardstock.

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Now, allow the kids to construct the turkey by gluing the feathers to the back of the turkey making sure that the mouth (hole) is in the front and feathers in the back.

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Next, glue on the snood, wattle and google eyes. Now your turkey activity is ready to be fed!

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Feed the turkey game

Roll the dice and feed the turkey the correct number of corn, beans or rice as it says on the dice!

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Turkey Counting

This fun Thanksgiving math activity for kids is also great for developing fine motor skills too!

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This is such a fun Thanksgiving counting activity for kids.

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