This fun, Thanksgiving related activity, promotes cutting skills, as well as provides tactile input, as the child feels the different textures glued onto the turkey’s feathers.
On brown contraction paper, draw the turkey’s body.
On different colors construction paper draw 6-7 turkey feathers.
Place a variety of materials with different textures on the table. I used cotton balls, Velcro, buttons, felt, dry beans, googly eyes, and feathers.
Ask the child to cut the turkey’s body and feathers. Then, have him glue the feathers to the back of the body. You can also let the child draw the turkey’s face on.
Present the child with different materials. Talk about the different textures (soft, smooth, rough, ticklish, etc.). Ask the child to glue a few pieces from each material on each of the turkey’s feathers.
You can use this turkey as a seasonal tactile board. Gobble, Gobble!