This is a simple and fun activity to practice matching with your toddler, or use the variations described below to play with your preschooler!
Two different turkeys are included depending on the concept you want to practice with your little one. Download, print, and cut out the pieces of the turkey you want to use.
I laminated my page before cutting it all out so I didn’t have to cut it twice! This is a great trick for stuff that won’t be used every day long term.
Your little one can simply match up the correct turkey feather with the turkey for practice color or pattern matching.
– Letter/Number Recognition. Write the numbers or letters you are practicing on the turkey feather so that your child can begin to practice matching them. The colors will help reinforce this skill at the beginning, so this is a great way to expose your toddler to this new concept. Or, you can increase the difficulties by writing the letters on different colors so that they have to be sure to look at the letters instead of just the colors!
– Simple Sight Words Recognition. Write sight words your child is practicing on the colored feathers. Have them read the word as they match them. Again, the colors will help reinforce the sight word matching, or you can write them on non-matching colors to increase the difficulty level.
TIP: Use a Vis-a-Vis marker so you can erase and change the words or letters. You can also use a Sharpie and clean it off with a little hairspray!
Turkey Feather Matching Download
Written by Alicia
Keeping Busy this Thanksgiving | Memphis-style Homeschool
Wednesday 27th of November 2013
[…] are making counting, sorting, and color-matching more festive. Anthony loved matching the turkey feathers and practicing his color words (“boo!”, “geen!”) and John did his first […]
Wednesday 20th of November 2013
love this! just saw it on pinterest this morning and I'm printing it out to use in preschool today wtih my 4 year old. I'm going to put the turkeys in a page protector to save on my laminating pouches and then just laminate the feathers...and use a dry erase marker to write on what we're going to match. possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing this!!
Thursday 21st of November 2013
That's a great idea to use the page protector to save on laminating! Thanks for sharing! :)