(tot school tuesday) handprint turkey colors

Welcome to Tot School Tuesday – Thanksgiving edition! This is a great activity to do with younger kids who are still learning their colors. You could make multiple turkeys with different colors. Kara of Mine for the Making is co-hosting Tot School Tuesday this month. Make sure to visit her blog for some fabulous preschool age activities.

Activity: High Five Color Hands

(learning objective: identifying colors, fine motor skills)


White Cardstock
Colored Cardstock (4 different colors)
Red Cardstock
Black Marker
Feathers (to match the colored cardstock)
4 Clothespins
Hot Glue


Trace your child’s hand onto white cardstock and cut out the hand. Trace each finger onto different colors of colored cardstock and cut out. Glue each colored piece onto the white cardstock hand. Hot matching feather colors onto clothespins. Cut out a red waddle and glue to the thumb. Draw an eye with a black marker. Have you child pin the match feather clothespins to the corresponding finger colors.

This was Logan’s (2 years old) first time working with clothespins and he had some difficulty figuring out how to clamp the clothespin down on the turkey fingers. It was easier for him to play the matching game by placing the clothespins on top of the turkey and then I let him explore. He loved the texture of the feathers and quickly identified the colors. This would make for a fun busy bag activity!


November’s Tot School Tuesday Co-host: Kara of Mine for the Making

(visit her blog for Tot School Tuesday ideas for older children)

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


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