The Turkey Feather Counting Game is a great way to introduce preschoolers to basic math concepts in a fun and hands-on way! This game can be played by one child or it can be played with two children or a child and an adult to work on counting, addition and subtraction skills.
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I’ve been working with Caden on developing his math skills. One way I do this is by creating fun and inviting games that will grab his interest. Last month I created this fun Pumpkin Grid Math Game! This month I made a different math game that goes along with Thanksgiving!
To create your own Turkey Feather Counting Game you’ll need the following supplies:
- brown and white felt
- scraps of golden and red felt
- googly eyes
- craft feathers
- craft glue
To make the turkey felt mats is really easy. First, I found a round container lid in the size that fit on the white felt sheet, traced around it on the brown felt with a white crayon and cut it out. Then, I glued the brown circle onto the white felt sheet leaving an opening on the top to create a pocket for the feathers. Finally I glued on the googly eyes, a small golden-yellow triangle for the beak and a red teardrop shape for the gobbler.
To play this game is simple for preschoolers to do. I set up our felt turkey mats with a basket of feathers in the middle. Then we took turns rolling the die and counting how many feathers we added to our turkey pockets.
Another way you could play this game would be to start with several feathers already in the turkey and then take turns rolling the die and subtracting feathers from the turkey and counting how many feathers your turkey has left.
Candy Pumpkin Slime is a fun way to use up that Halloween candy! Read all about this taste-safe slime at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom!
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