This friendly turkey is a quick and easy craft, both for Thanksgiving and beyond. You'll need:
- Play dough of your choice (funky colors welcome)
- Two eyeballs
- Pasta of your choice
If you don't have eyeballs, you can substitute for beads, etc. If you don't have the pasta shown, you can substitute for almost anything you do have. There's no "right way" to do this. The beak we made from a broken shell-shaped pasta piece.
Have the child pick up each piece individually and place it in the play dough to practice fine motor skills. Use textured pasta to add a sensory component to the activity. Give the child one or two step instructions to practice following directions and sequencing. And of course, this turkey is a great opportunity to practice language skills as well.