Thanksgiving Turkey Play Dough

For Discover & Explore this week we’re sharing Thanksgiving ideas. I’d love to hear more about how you celebrate and teach kids about Thanksgiving. We started the month off by introducing our monthly play dough invitation to play…turkeys! This is an activity option we’ll have out throughout the month.

Invitation to Create-Turkey Play Dough

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Materials for Turkey Play Dough

Lovey was the first to play with this set of materials. Sometimes I introduce materials to the girls separately. This gives Tinker a chance to create in her own way without always following big sister’s lead.

When I gathered the materials together I didn’t include anything to represent the wattle, and I wondered if the girls would notice. Wouldn’t you know that the first thing Lovey added after the facial features was a wattle?

Turkey Waddle-kids play dough

Then she spent quite a while placing the feathers just so.

Thanksgiving Fine Motor Activity-Turkey Play Dough

Isn’t her little turkey so festive? She’s made a few different variations since then.

Play Dough Turkey for Preschool

Tinker took a different approach in making her turkey. She pressed the dough out so the turkey was flat.

Toddler Play Dough for Thanksgiving

Then she added all of the different elements until she was happy with her own creation.

Play Dough Turkey for Toddlers

I am excited to see how their use of these materials changes over the course of the month. Have your kids made play dough turkeys before? What other materials would you include in this invitation to play?

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  1. So cute! I keep saying we need to get the play dough out more often… This is perfect for this month! Pinning it!

  2. Looks like a lot of great ideas here! I’ll have to link up in one of the upcoming weeks! Cheers!

  3. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your turkeys! Just noticed them on the kids co-op. We did some this week too. Great minds ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I love your playdoh invitations ideas! My kids love play doh (which kid doesn’t?) and I’m always looking for fun new things for them to try! Gonna check out your posts for sure! I feel a pinning party urge coming on!!! LOL

  5. I always adore your playdough invitations, Shaunna. This one is no exception. Super cute and fun.

  6. Nice project! Would you mind if I linked this up in my homeschool link up? I think our homeschoolers would think this was a fabulous project!

    Thanks so much for sharing this!

  7. This is such a cute and beneficial activity! I love the fine motor work and creativity involved. Time to go get some more feathers. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for hosting this Shaunna. Have a great one!

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