First of all, sorry for the terribly small picture. I took this with my phone at Brayden's school. I helped in Brayden's class this month as they made these cute turkey plates. IF I remember, when he brings it home this year, I will take a picture and add it to this post so there will be a better picture for future reference. This is a fun Thanksgiving decoration! It is great for counting, colors, fine motor, an art project, and following a sequence of directions.
- Two white paper plates
- Six long strips of paper: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
- Six short strips of paper: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
- One short orange strip of paper (for the feet)
- One printed turkey head (try this one http://kidsdomain.com/craft/cegif/pum-tur3-head.gif)
- Glue stick
- Stapler (optional)
- Have the child color the bottom of each plate brown. This is the side that you do not eat from.
- Have the child color and cut out the turkey head.
- Have the child cut the strips of paper so the ends resemble feathers. Most of the Kindergartners cut the ends like at an angle.
- Have the child cut out the orange strip to look like feet.
- Have the child glue the turkey head on the brown side of one of the plates.
- Have the child glue the feathers on the white side of the other plate. Glue the tall feathers in the middle and short feathers on the sides.
- Have the child glue the feet on the bottom of the same plate.
- Staple (or glue) the two plates together.
- Viola! You have a turkey.
Tip: If you want this to be an activity where your child follows a sequence of directions, it is a good idea for you to make one ahead of time. Then give the instructions and set your turkey out for the child to look at as an example. I would say this is most appropriate for children 4 and older.