Roll and color activities are engaging for kids, especially those who are kinesthetic learners. We had so much fun with our roll and color fall leaves set that we decided to make a Thanksgiving version too. In this free printable turkey shape matching activity kids get the chance to practice shape recognition as they color in their own turkeys.
At home you can set this activity up as quiet work during rest time, a choice option on a home preschool learning tray, or a guided activity to do together as you discuss shapes.
In the classroom, this printable is great for math centers, a follow-up activity after a guided lesson on shapes, or a free choice math option.
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You can modify the activity in a variety of ways to meet your needs:
- Instead of coloring with crayons, place the page in a sheet protector and let kids color with dry erase markers so they can play over and over again.
- If you’re little one doesn’t enjoy coloring, use small manipulatives like mini pompoms or beads to cover the feather sections.
- Practice collaborative work by letting kids play in pairs.
In this free printable set you get one game board and one game cube that focuses on shape recognition. If you need more options for differentiating instruction and teaching even more early math skills then the full 24 page game set may be best for your needs.