Turkey Activities

My girls loved making this turkey today.  All you need is brown construction paper, a coffee filter, and some washable markers. 

  1. Cut out a turkey shape from brown construction paper.  I traced one that I found online.
  2. Have your child color a coffee filter with washable markers.  It really doesn’t matter how they color it but it will look best if they color most of it and don’t leave many white spots.
  3. Have them spray the coffee filter with water.  This will allow all the colors to run together.
  4. While waiting for the filter to dry, I had my girls draw a face on the turkey pattern that I cut out.  I let Ashlyn cut her own out. 
  5. Once the filter is dry, fold it in half and glue or staple it to the back of the turkey for the feathers.  They turn out really cute!


I did a different activity with Emily and I was able to use the same turkey pattern.  This time I wrote her name on the front of the turkey and colored it.  Then I cut pieces of different color construction paper and wrote a letter on each piece that is in her name.  These are the turkey’s feather.  Now she has a game to practice how to spell her name.  I mix up the feathers and she has to put them back together in the correct order.

name turkey

Halloween and More

I’ve been really bad about blogging lately and I’m going to blame it on my new teaching job.  Don’t get me wrong I love it but I’ve never been so busy planning, coloring, cutting, and gluing things.  I only work two days a week but it’s a lot of work!  Anyway, here are some pictures of the kids that are long overdue.

Ashlyn and Emily Pumpkin Patch

At Green Meadows Farm


Ashlyn and Emily with Scarecrow

Emily on Halloween

Ashlyn on Halloween


Ashlyn with her favorite gymnastics coaches.