INSIDE: Turkey feather sort is a fun and easy Thanksgiving activity for toddlers. Have fun with this fun sticky wall, learn a valuable early math skill and create two beautiful turkeys!
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Make Your Turkey Bodies
- Cut the brown construction paper or foam sheet in the shape of a turkey body. Create one that is dry large and one that is small.
- Glue, eyes, beak and snoods to the head of the turkeys.
Time to create your sticky wall using contact paper. Follow the simple instructions below for how to set your sticky wall!
What is Contact Paper?
So what exactly is contact paper? It’s a translucent material that is sticky on one side. It’s great for crafts and learning activities. Generally, I like to create sticky walls with it where to you tape it up on the wall using masking or painter’s tape. But contact paper is also used for making sun catchers.
It’s one of my favorite materials to use with all my kids. It’s versatile – you can stick so many things on it. It’s reusable – once you have stuck it up on the wall you can reuse the same piece of Contact Paper until it looses its stickiness.
Contact paper has one side that is very very sticky, so unrolling it and taping it to a wall can be a little tricky. Here’s how I do it:
Stick the sticky wall up on the wall using small rolled up pieces of tape in the four corners. Make sure the paper backing side is facing out.
Peel the paper backing off to expose one small corner of the sticky paper. Continue peeling the paper backing off until one side is exposed. Tape that side down fully using Painter’s tape. This will ensure that it doesn’t fall down as your child is playing.
Slowing peel back the remaining paper backing and tape down the other side.
Step 4 (optional)
Remove the small rolled up pieces of tape from underneath the sticky wall. These rolled up pieces were just there to help you get the sticky wall set up and can be removed once your sticky wall fully up. But if you don’t mind them there you don’t have to remove them.
Step 5: Turkey Feather Sort
Stick up your large and small turkey bodies.
Invite your toddler to sort the feather on the contact paper by size to create two turkeys. One big and one small!
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- Brown construction paper or foam sheets
- Red and orange construction paper
- Googley eyes
- Masking Tape
- Contact Paper
- Large Feathers
- Small Feathers