Thursday, November 13, 2008

Turkey Art with Stickers

Here is a fun idea for an art project at home. If you want to try this, please copy and print the blank turkey below for your use at home.
We decided to decorate our turkey's feathers using stickers. I have a huge collection of stickers from years and years of teaching. If you don't have stickers on hand, I recommend picking up some at the dollar store, or I recently got a collection of over 1000 small Christmas stickers at Target in the dollar section- for one dollar. Check around, stickers are everywhere. For this project, you will want to use small ones. The colored dots you get at office supply stores will also work.

My turkey is on the left, and my three-year-olds is on the right. We put the stickers in groups according to the color. This is a fun activity for sorting and learning colors.


When our feathers were covered in stickers, we colored our turkeys. Because I used all different types of stickers on mine, it sort of evolved into an I-Spy turkey. I think my three year old could look at it for hours and playing I-Spy was a fun thing to do!
You can cover your turkey in anything you like- try beans, gems, glitter, etc. If you have older kids, they can really get creative with this. A story that lends itself well to this, (posted below) is A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman. Have fun!




9 comments:

Doty Family said...

My kids are working on this right now! I will post pictures of what they decide to do with theirs! Thanks so much!

The Jones Family said...

very cute. i can't wait till brooklyn is old enough to do this!

and the books. we have the first one and love it. i've never read the other two but will definitely be checking the library for them :)

Cami said...

That's a way fun way to color! Fun!

Jennifer said...

such a cute idea! I love kids' holiday crafts :)

Kellie said...

I am very impressed that your 3 year old was able to get all the same colors inside the lines...I will have to post what ours turn out to be...we will be doing ours next week sometime. Thanks for an easy and cute (and educational, gotta slip that in there :) idea! Happy Thanksgiving.

aaronandsharla said...

Kellie- I had the help him with some of the coloring- no way he could do it that well all by himself- although he really impressed me the other day with is cutting things out.

Lia said...

Fantastic idea. I am so excited to try this with my speech/language students.

CC said...

Do you read my blog? I just posted about lots of things you referenced! On Monday I did a post here about the Plump and Perky Turkey. And last Thursday I did a post here about playing "I spy"!!

Great minds must think alike!

Teaching Heart Mom said...

love this idea... thanks for sharing!