Gobble-gobble! Turkey time! This fun turkey mat (and dice) is a great activity for your preschooler AND there are a variety of ways to use this color mat. Keep on reading to find out how..Young children love activities that involve a dice and colors, so this color dice is definitely a winner here! Kids learn to recognize colors from a young age through play. A mat like this can enhance the learning process and provide opportunity to develop fine motor skills too.
Ways to Play
- Simply roll the dice once and pick that color feather. Roll again and again until your turkey has enough feathers to your liking.
- Roll the dice twice, or three times, and make a pattern.
- Play with a friend. Take turns to roll the dice. See who can fill their turkey first without using a color more than once.
- Add feathers to the turkey with your eyes closed, see how close you can get the the body (almost like Pin the Tail on the Donkey)
Included in the free printables are the turkey mat and a dice. Simply print out the turkey mat. You can laminate it so it can be reused, or, slide it into a dry-erase pocket. Cut the dice using the instructions on the printable and assemble.
How to use it
The fun thing about this mat is that you can use a variety of manipulatives as "feathers". Here I have used felt feathers, craft sticks, pompoms as seen below:
But don't limit the fun! Use real feathers, playdough, paper feathers, beads, buttons, blocks, anything! The options are endless!
This turkey mat and dice promise great educational fun AND it is perfect for a Thanksgiving theme/unit too!
For another turkey-themed activity you have to see my Turkey Felt Busy Box.
This post was contributed by:
Nadia from Teach Me Mommy
Nadia is a South African mommy of two and a therapist at a elementary remedial school. She blogs over at Teach me Mommy about easy and playful activities with the aim to teach. You can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.