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Feel the Turkey

Purpose

This fun, Thanksgiving related activity, promotes cutting skills, as well as provides tactile input, as the child feels the different textures glued onto the turkey's feathers.

Materials

Beans, Buttons, Construction Paper, Cotton Balls, Craft Sticks, Feather, Felt, Glue, Pipe Cleaners, Pom-poms, Scissors, Velcro, Wiggle Eyes

Skills

Bilateral Hand Use (?)The use of both hands simultaneously, in a controlled manner, to perform an activity (i.e. clapping hands, using your one hand to hold a pencil while the other is used to stabilize the paper). , Fine Motor Control, Pincer Grasp, Sensory Processing, Tactile Perception (?)Tactile Perception (sometimes referred to as touch perception) is the brain's ability to understand (perceive) what the hands are feeling., and Visual Motor

Description

On brown contraction paper, draw the turkey's body.

On different colors construction paper draw 6-7 turkey feathers.

Place a variety of materials with different textures on the table. I used cotton balls, Velcro, buttons, felt, dry beans, googly eyes, and feathers.

Ask the child to cut the turkey's body and feathers. Then, have him glue the feathers to the back of the body. You can also let the child draw the turkey's face on.

Present the child with the different materials. Talk about the different textures (soft, smooth, rough, ticklish, etc.). Ask the child to glue a few pieces from each material on each of the turkey's feathers.

You can use this turkey as a seasonal tactile board. Gobble, Gobble!
Feel the Turkey OT activity

 
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