INSIDE: Turkey feather haircuts is a fun and easy fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers! This adorable activity is a great way to practice scissors skills this Thanksgiving!
Scissors Skills Activity
Practicing scissors skills can start as early as 2 years, depending on the child, but 3 is the better age to start. One of may twins was super keen to learn how to cut when she turned 2 so I started doing activities with her. But my other twin wasn’t quite there developmentally. Their fine motor muscles had not developed enough to allow them to hold the scissors probably. So I practiced other things like paper tearing with them.
Want to find out more on how to teach scissor skills? Check out this post: The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Scissor Skills for more resources.
How to Make Your Turkey Haircuts
How to Make A Turkey Haircuts activity
- Cut the brown construction paper or foam sheet into 4 approximate squares. Cut out the body of the turkey.
- Glue, eyes, beak and snoods to the head of the turkey.
- Use scissor to cut four sheets of construction paper as shown below. This will be the turkey feathers.
- Glue the turkey feathers around the cardboard tube as shown below.
- Glue the body of the turkey to the cardboard tube.
- Invite your toddler or preschooler to use a pair of child safe scissors to cut the turkey feathers!
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- Brown construction paper or foam sheets
- Red and orange construction paper
- Googley eyes
- Cardboard Tubes