Learning your name takes lots of repetition. This Thanksgiving craft activity provides an opportunity to practice spelling your child’s name and has a fun seasonal twist. We are making Feather Letter Turkeys.
Thanksgiving Name Activities: Turkey Feathers
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Why We Chose This Activity
My youngest has been doing lots of playful learning activities to practice spelling his name. There is no other word more important to a preschooler than their very own name!
We have also been busy preparing Thanksgiving decorations for our house. So, we came up with this fun activity that will help make our house more festive and work on an important literacy skill.
Preparing Letter Feather Turkey
1. Have your child color the paper plate brown.
2. Cut and attach the feet, bill and caruncle. Also, attach the eyes.
3. Cut and label a feather from construction paper for each letter in your child’s name.
Note: Your child may be able to do step 2 and 3 on their own.
4. Hide the letter feathers in a designated space.
Playing Letter Feather Turkey
First, your child will go on a feather hunt and collect all the feather letters.
Have your child arrange the feather letters in the correct order to spell their name. You may want to have the name written down to use as a reference. Glue each feather in order on the turkey.
Not only do you have a fun name activity, but you have a special decoration keepsake!
More Turkey and Feather Learning Activities from the Playful Preschool Team
Turkey Learning Games by The Educators’ Spin On It
Textured Turkey Feathers Pre-Writing Activity for #PlayfulPreschool by The Preschool Toolbox
Turkey Geoboard by Still Playing School
Counting Feathers Sticky Wall by Mom Inspired Life
Fine Motor Turkey Math by Fun-A-Day!
Quick & Easy Color Feather Sort by Powerful Mothering
Make Pretty Feather Window Clings-a tutorial by Capri +3
Toilet Roll Turkey by Tiny Tots Adventures
Writing with Feathers by Rainy Day Mum
*This post first appeared on November 12, 2014.