If you’re looking for super simple Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers, these paperclip turkeys are for you! No mess, minimal setup and a free printable template? Don’t mind if we do!
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It’s that time of year again, when every preschool teacher, therapist, and parent in the United States is frantically searching Pinterest and Instagram for the latest Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers to share with their kiddos in hopes of avoiding the old, tired hand turkey. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against a good, old-fashioned hand turkey. They are great for preserving little ones’ hand prints each year so you have a sweet memory of how tiny they were. But there are also some really cute new ideas that might just spice things up in your classroom, home or therapy practice.
Take today’s little fine motor activity/craft for example. We’re loving this idea because of how simple the setup is and because there is no mess involved. This would be perfect to use as a classroom fine motor center or to throw in a sensory table as a fun independent fine motor activity for kids!
And, if you’re looking for more turkey-themed fine motor fun – check out these turkey shape tracing pages! Kids will love creating their own turkeys while practicing visual motor skills! Or, pair today’s paperclip turkey activity with a fun Disguise a Turkey Printable!
Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers: Paperclip Turkeys
What you’ll need:
-Turkey printable (print on card stock and laminate if you want them to last longer!)
What to do:
Not much instruction here – simply have kids place the paperclips along the curved edge of the turkey to create his feathers!
How to change it up:
-Make it a color sorting activity. Make a colored dot on the turkey and have kids place only that color paperclip onto that turkey.
-Smaller paperclips are an even tougher fine motor challenge, while larger ones are easier for small hands to grasp.
Check out some of our other favorite Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers:
What do you think? Will you be adding this to your list of Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers?
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