Play dough turkeys are the perfect activity for preschoolers!  Or really, for anyone who is old enough to not put things in their mouth. After creating our paper bag turkey puppets, we had a LOT of feathers left over.  I decided to set out the feathers along with play dough, googly eyes, and construction paper turkey beaks so that Owen and Jonathan could make play dough turkeys.

Play Dough Turkeys

We had SO much fun creating turkeys!  The feathers were very satisfying to poke into the play dough.  Owen enjoyed sticking them in and pulling them out and rearranging them.

Play Dough Turkeys

And the finished turkeys were adorable.

Play Dough Turkeys

Owen (age 4.5) made this one completely by himself.

Play Dough Turkeys

And when I came back to the room after getting Jonathan up from his nap, he had turned it into a monster turkey with a horn a lots of eyes!

Play Dough Turkeys

I set Jonathan up with a turkey to decorate at his high chair.  I did the play dough part, and he did the feathers.  He LOVED exploring the feathers!  He kept saying, “Soft!  Soft!”  This project entertained him much longer than I thought it would.

Play Dough Turkeys

This activity was inspired by the play dough turkeys on Teach Preschool.  I also love her patterning lesson with a sticky paper turkey!

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  1. evonne Nov 17, 2013

    What a cute project! Very creative boys! And love the new site. Very professional!

    Good luck tomorrow. Can't wait to hear!!!

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    1. JDaniel4's Mom Nov 17, 2013

      I love the many eyed turkey. I have pinned this post.

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