Welcome to Fine Motor Friday! We (Lalymom, Craftulate, School Time Snippets, Little Bins for Little Hands, and myself) have gotten together and will be posting fun activities that promote the development of fine motor skills every Friday. So after reading this post you will want to go check out what fun they have posted about!
We have also invited a couple more of our bloggy friends to join us! So please welcome Emma from P is for Preschoolerand Rachel from Racheous! Make sure you check out the fine motor fun they have going on too!
When this idea first stuck me I was thinking on a much smaller scale! And I will probably do that too, but when I remembered that I had some large colorful feathers I thought it would be fun to make a big fine motor turkey! And boy did we have fun with this turkey!
To make this big turkey, I used an empty, rinsed and dried two liter soda bottle. I squirted some brown paint inside and swirled it around until it completely covered the inside. Once the paint was dry or mostly dry (it took a couple of days) I added a face. For the face I used two yellow googly eyes given to me for free from CraftProjectIdeas.com, an orange tear drop shaped foam sticker, and a piece of a red pipe cleaner folded in half (also a gift from CraftProjectIdeas.com). Then poked holes in the back with a screwdriver. I would have used an awl, but I couldn’t find it. I also pre-poked the feathers to make sure it wouldn’t be too difficult for Caden.
Caden was very eager to do this activity and jumped right in as soon as I brought it out! He knew just what to do! And had a great time sticking the feathers in the soda bottle turkey!
He concentrated very hard, didn’t get frustrated or upset, and focused his attention well. I am one proud mama!
Caden is also very proud of himself and posed for a picture to show Daddy his turkey.
Happy Fine Motor Friday!
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