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Flannel Friday: Turkey with Removable Feathers

November 4, 2011

Time to get ready for (American) Thanksgiving storytimes. I love this turkey. The feathers are glued onto clothespins that kids can clip on and off the foam turkey. I got the idea from My Montessori Journey. Montessori schools have so many great ideas for improving fine motor skills and this is yet another example.

Thanksgiving Turkey

It’s a fun counting activity, putting the feathers on at the beginning of storytime and taking them off at the end. Also my amazing coworker, Karen, made up this song to go with the turkey that includes learning colours as well.

Turkey Feathers (Tune: Frere Jacques)

See the turkey, see the turkey
Spread his tail, oh so wide
Let’s count all the feathers
The pretty, pretty feathers
Count them now, count them now
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

See the turkey, see the turkey
Spread the tail, oh so wide
Tell me all colours
The pretty pretty colours
Tell me now, tell me now.
(Colour order will vary depending on how they were last put on)

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5 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Turkey with Removable Feathers

  1. Mary K says:

    I like it! Since I’m out in schools, I don’t generally get to do a thanksgiving storytime. But I may have to figure out another way to use this one!

  2. Liz (Mrs. D) says:

    That’s one cute turkey and I *love* the song! Thanks for sharing… I’ll be making this one for my Turkey Day storytime, too! 🙂

  3. Katie says:

    This is so simple, and just perfect! And what’s more, this could totally wind up being a tie-in if you did a craft at the end of storytime, too.

  4. Tracey says:

    Amazing! I love the idea of attaching the feathers with clothespins.

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