If you follow my blog (you totally should!) you will know that every Wednesday we have been doing themed units with a lovely bunch of bloggers in the playful preschool niche.
I have been absent for the last 2 weeks due to our 4th child being born and just being as newborns are, totally time consuming! But this doesn’t mean that my other 3 kids have stopped being hungry for activities and learning ideas. I have had to dig deep into our busy bag collection these last 2 weeks and have put on way too many animal programs to count.
Today’s activity is a rather simple one and can be done easily for the mom who is ill or as I am, just always nursing a baby so one handedly.
You will notice a trend when it comes to these kinds of activities. I almost always use one of these large white trays. (they hold a A3 paper!) My reasoning behind this is that I have 3 kids, they all want to do the activity and as such fighting always breaks out about little things and whom they belong to! This has been a way to give each child a defined space for them to do a busy bag, craft or even art in.
Back to today’s feathers! I used a A3 sheet of paper and drew matching color circles on the paper for the kids to sort their feathers in.
Here is an opportunity to learn: Have your preschooler select the matching color pencils from the pile to make the circles!
Dump the feathers out and start sorting!
As usual my 2 and half year old is in on the action too. Her older brother is a great example teacher in these situations for her. One red feather, two yellow feathers!
You can also use a few packs of feathers, different shapes and sizes, to extend this activity to types of feather matching.
Once everything is sorted, depending on your feather bag size and skills of your preschooler you can move onto either gluing the feathers onto something or packing them up in a plastic zip bag. My kids rather love packing stuff in sealable bags. Very strange, I know.
More Turkey and Feather Learning Activities from the Playful Preschool Team
- Name Activities: Feather Letter Turkey by Growing Book by Book
- Turkey Learning Games by The Educators’ Spin On It
- Textured Turkey Feathers Pre-Writing Activity for #PlayfulPreschool by The Preschool Toolbox
- Turkey Geoboard by Still Playing School
- Counting Feathers Sticky Wall by Mom Inspired Life
- Fine Motor Turkey Math by Fun-A-Day!
- Quick & Easy Color Feather Sort by Powerful Mothering
- Make Pretty Feather Window Clings-a tutorial by Capri +3
- Toilet Roll Turkey by Tiny Tots Adventures
- Writing with Feathers by Rainy Day Mum