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.
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Materials for Turkey Play Dough
- Play Dough-We used pumpkin pie play dough and chocolate play dough.
- Googly eyes
- Long feathers
- Short feathers
- Chenille stems
- Orange foam triangles
- Small twigs
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?
Then she spent quite a while placing the feathers just so.
Isn’t her little turkey so festive? She’s made a few different variations since then.
Tinker took a different approach in making her turkey. She pressed the dough out so the turkey was flat.
Then she added all of the different elements until she was happy with her own creation.
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?