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Gobble! Gobble! It is turkey time! Let’s get into the fall spirit and count some turkey feathers. Children will love the pretty colored feathers on a very silly looking turkey. This turkey feather counting clip cards printable offers a unique opportunity for young children to make comparisons and strengthen their counting abilities.
Using the Turkey Feather Counting Clip Cards Printable
This fun printable activity is easy to prepare. The counting clip cards need to be cut out and laminated for durability.
You will also need clothespins, binder clips, paperclips, or something similar.
There are eight cards each featuring two turkeys with a varying number of feathers, ranging from 0-10. The child can touch each feather as they count to work on one-on-one recognition and other math skills and once they’re done, they’ll use their clothespins to clip the turkey that has more feathers.
Turkey Feather Math Skills and Color Recognition
The turkey feather counting clip cards printable activity allows kids to not only count the feathers on each turkey but compare the to turkeys found on each card to determine which one has more feathers.
They will enhance their early math skills by making comparisons, explore the concept of more and less as well as smaller and bigger numbers.
They’ll also strengthen their color recognition skills by looking at the pattern the feathers make (red, yellow, orange, green). They can verbally continue the pattern as a bonus if they are interested.
Counting and Fine Motor Skills
While the kiddos are having fun making comparisons, they will also be strengthening their pincer grip and other fine motor skills.
We love fine motor skills workouts for our kids and hands-on printable activities are an easy way to make it fun. Whether they are using a clothespin, binder clip, or a paperclip, they are having to maneuver a tricky tool onto each card to successfully identify the turkey with the most feathers.
This can be a fun challenge for toddlers, preschoolers, and even older kindergartners and is a fantastic combination of counting and a fine motor skill workout.
The exercise doesn’t stop at the hands and fingers, though! Their brains will be working on making comparisons and counting each of the fall colored feathers.