Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Turkey Felt Board

The month of November has flown right by it seems! We enjoyed a few Thanksgiving activities over the past few weeks that I never got around to posting about because I was so busy making homemade gifts for Christmas! Goodness, it seems like I haven't been around much this month and I'm sorry for that! So here is another last minute Thanksgiving activity: A Turkey Felt Board! 

Felt boards are really easy to make and you can see our tutorial here. The rest of the pieces were also really easy to make. 

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The materials you will need are:
Felt Sheets (I buy them in sheets and occasionally by the yard at Jo-Ann Fabrics) in dark and light brown, red, orange, and yellow. You can also just use whatever colours you have available! 
Paper (to trace the turkey, but you can certainly free-hand it!)
Pins or pens (depending on which is easier for you to cut felt)

I traced a large circle on the dark brown felt and cut it out. 

I traced out a few different "feather" shapes on the paper and cut them out as well. I pinned them to the felt and cut out three feathers of each colour.

Then I assembled all the pieces on a tray and let the kids begin!

At first they used the tray to practice making the turkeys on.

Bean's turkey is on the left and Munchkin's is on the right. :)

Eventually Bean took over and played around with the two turkeys.

Then she finally realized I had set out the felt board so she decided to continue working on the turkeys there. :)

Afterwards, like all of our felt pieces, we stored them neatly in a storage bag to keep them tidy and clean.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!! I hope you'll all stick around for our Christmas themed felt boards coming soon! (I'm waiting to post them in December. I hope you'll forgive me!)


Ok, I have to share these pictures because they are just too cute! We took our felt turkeys with us over to Grammy's house on Thanksgiving to keep the kids out of the kitchen so Grammy could finish cooking busy. I packed all the small pieces in a ziploc and rolled up two pieces of green felt (for grass). It was simple to set up and the kids had a lot of fun designing their turkeys! 

Please always stay within arms reach of your child(ren) when they are playing. Some sensory materials may not be age suitable for every child. Please use your own judgement when creating sensory activities for your child(ren). 

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