Put the clothespins in the turkey is a simple and fun Thanksgiving craft, play and fine motor activity for kids.
Thanksgiving Day is close, and I want to talk about the importance of boys and girls to get involved in their culture and participate in traditions. When we allow children to know, interact, experience, and feel traditional holidays, we are also promoting their knowledge about their community and how they socialize and communicate with others.
Through pedagogical activities, we can teach children their roots. They will feel identified and that they belong to a community. They will also strengthen their bonding with their families. Children will feel valued and appreciated, and this, without a doubt, will develop their self-esteem and independence.
As parents, we always want the best for our children, and what could be better for them than developing their skills while learning about their culture and interacting with others.
That is why I want to share the following thanksgiving crafts for kids with you, which is based on Montessori's learning method on practical life. With it, we will explain to them the importance of Thanksgiving and stimulate their hands and fingers' movements.
THEME: FINE MOTOR ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Thanksgiving day
Age: 4-6 years old children
Goal: Stimulate children’s fine motor skills and teach them about Thanksgiving.
Level: Basic. They will develop this thanksgiving fine motor activity for kids independently by following instructions.
- Following instructions
- Fine motor skills
- Knowledge about Thanksgiving
- Identifying colors
- Orange foamy
- Black and white foamy
- Colored papers
- Colored clothespins
Make two circles with orange foamy, one bigger than the other.
Make two small circles using the white foamy and two more with the black foamy. These will be used as the turkey's eyes, so the black circles must be smaller.
Make small circles with the colored paper.
Glue the colored circles to the edge of the large orange circle that is the turkey's body.
Put the clothespins according to the color in each circle.
Thanksgiving Turkey with clothespins (feathers)
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
For more fine motor activity for kids give them craft worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
Download the Free Printable Worksheets
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS FINE MOTOR ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
We can do this fine motor activity with younger children. If they have not yet developed the ability to fit clothespins in the turkey's body, they can cut or tear paper and glue it on each paper circle we initially cut out. Doing this, children will stimulate their hand's muscles and get the strength needed to open the clothespins later.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This fine motor activity for kids can be done with older children. We do not need to change materials, but we can increase the difficulty level. Initially, the thanksgiving activity was designed so that the children follow colors' patterns; however, to make it more eye-catching, children can put the clothespins according to the number into each circle
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - PUT THE HOOKS ON THE TURKEY FINE MOTOR ACTIVITY
In this fine motor activity for kids video, you will find the step-by-step activity of "PUT THE HOOKS ON THE TURKEY," designed for 4-6 years old children. In this exercise, they will have to put colored clothes drying hooks on a Thanksgiving turkey. This activity will allow children to develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, color recognition, following instructions, and concentration. Materials needed to carry out the activity are orange, black, and white foamy, clothespins, and colored paper.
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