Toddler Fine Motor Turkey Craft

Did Thanksgiving creep up on anyone else but me?  I can’t believe that it’s this Thursday!  I decided that J needed to have a little bit of turkey fun for Thanksgiving and so I made up this fun fine motor craft for him.

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It was super simple to make and J has loved playing with it.  I simply set out paint, with paint dabbers, along with clothes pins for him to paint.  He went right at it and he really enjoyed painting his “feathers”.

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While he painted, I made the the rest of the turkey.  I used cardboard for the body and cut out a beak, eyes, and the waddle (the red thing on their face…yes I had to Google the name of it).

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Once the clothes pins dried, J spent lots of time taking the feathers on and off the turkey.

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It’s not only a fun holiday craft, it’s a fun toy for J to practice his fine motor skills with.

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During this activity we talked about all the colors of the turkey and the sounds that a turkey makes.  It was a fun way to introduce Thanksgiving to J and an easy craft for toddlers.

Come on over to Pinterest to see what other fun stuff I pin for the holidays!

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I was a Mental Health Counselor who worked with children and mothers in both individual and group counseling environments before I became a Stay at Home Mom to two boys. I have a Bachelors Degree in Child Development and Family Studies and a Masters in Counseling where I specialized in Play Therapy.

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  1. Dorothy says

    My daughter LOVES clothespins, every time she finds a lonely one around the house she snags it! I just made this today and the clothespins are drying now. I can’t wait to show her why we painted the clothespins when she wakes up tomorrow! Thank you so much for this great activity!

  2. Erika in Texas says

    Thank you for a great idea! I plan to make this to add to my fine motor shelves in my preschool classroom. Thank you for sharing!

    (and pssst…’s actually spelled ‘wattle’ : )


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