Another fun activity to do around Thanksgiving is Turkey Color Matching.  This activity is simple and a great way to work on colors! 

You’ll need:

  • Fruit Loops
  • A turkey blackline
  • Crayons
  • Glue

The first step is to obtain a turkey blackline.  I drew mine and it wasn’t too hard, but the Internet has an abundance to choose from as well.

Next, color the turkey.  For my class I colored the feathers and let the kids color the bodies.  I really wanted to focus on color matching and wanted to make sure each feather was clearly only one color.

Now the Fruit Loops get glued to the feather with the matching color.  An easy way for toddlers to use glue and not use too much is to place a bowl of Fruit Loops on the table and a bowl with a thin layer of glue.  The kids will pick a Fruit Loop, dip it in the glue, and then glue it to the feather with the matching color!

 Being able to match two colors is an awesome feat, but it isn’t the same as knowing the name of the color.  A quick way to add this into the activity it to have the child name the color as they are gluing it onto the feather.  Once they are done matching Fruit Loops to the turkey feathers set it aside and while it’s drying snack on some left over Fruit Loops!  What’s the point in learning with food if you don’t get to enjoy some at the end, right?