Shaping up with turkeys in preschool

We have continued exploring shapes in our class and this week, we made shape turkeys…

I set out circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares from all different colors of construction paper for the children to use in their shape turkeys.

To make the turkeys, the children started by gluing their circles on their piece of white paper…

And then they began adding shapes to their circles to create the rest of their turkeys…

And some of the children used a marker to add facial features and legs and turkey feet….

Each child’s turkey turned out quite unique.┬áTo be honest with you, the turkeys didn’t turn out at all like I thought they would when I planned this idea…

But when I look up at them hanging on my wall…

They make me smile…

Comments

  1. says

    I love the turkeys. They are unique just like the children. Many of my kinder projects turned out differently than I had planned – especially patterning – but there was never a dull moment. Bet you use a lot of glue in pre-K.

  2. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

    Oh yes, we go through the glue! This is why I buy it by the gallon – worth every cent!!

  3. says

    i’m off to cut out some shapes for tomorrow’s preschool time! Bear has just become interested in turkeys, so this will be perfect! ((plus a refresher on shapes))

  4. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

    I cut way too many shapes so I have some left over for another day!! Maybe shape Christmas trees?