This printable turkey feather game includes a printable turkey body template and prompts children to match the colors of craft feathers to the bodies.
Turkey games are so fun to play with toddlers and preschoolers around Thanksgiving. This color matching turkey feather game uses a free printable turkey template and craft feathers to practice color matching and literacy skills.
Match the Turkey Feather Game for Kids
Playing games is a great way to practice a number of skills with kids. It encourages turn taking, fine motor skills, waiting, color/number/letter recognition and more!
This turkey feather game includes a ‘game board’ printable, the turkey body printables in various colors, and uses feathers to play. That’s all you need! Play with your children taking turns and counting feathers, or use as a toddler quiet time activity or busy bag.
What you need to make the turkey feather game
Small Styrofoam balls
How to play the turkey feather game
Print turkey printable on card stock and cut out around outer edge. Laminate these for durability to use over and over again.
Fold the white strips on each side of the turkey around and tape the ends together to secure, creating a small hole in the middle.
Place a Styrofoam ball in the back of each turkey to poke the feathers into. This is optional as kids can just place the feathers inside the space but they won’t stick up as well. Another option would be to cut a toilet paper roll in half and tape this around the tube.
Use the other half of the tube and remaining craft feathers to make a toilet paper roll turkey!
Have so much fun adapting and playing this fun color matching turkey feather game with kids.
What are the benefits of playing games with kids?
- encourages social and emotional development
- helps with memory retention
- builds fine motor skills
- helps children focus and engage with the materials
- provides alternative to electronic devices
- encourages problem solving skills