Sticky paper turkey dress-up and patterning

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on November 15, 2012

in Feather Patterns, Holiday Ideas, Mathematics, Sticky Paper Turkey, Thanksgiving

We have been on a turkey tangent in our classroom recently and part of our fun included dressing up our sticky paper turkey…

Our poor turkey didn’t look so good standing up there without any clothes on so my students spent a little  time throughout the afternoon giving him some warm feathers to wear…

Before the children helped out our naked turkey, they each were given a baggie of feathers (two different colors) to make feather patterns…

Some of the children worked alone to make their patterns and some of the children combined their feathers with their neighbor and worked together on making a pattern…

To continue with our patterning exercise, I invited the children to make a pattern with their feathers on our turkey as well…

Some of my students were interested in adding their feathers in the form of a pattern but others preferred to just add the feathers where ever they found a spot.  As the feathers began to fill up the board, the idea of making a pattern was kind of lost in the process…

 It didn’t take long before our turkey looked much happier all dressed up in his beautiful coat of feathers…

We had so many feathers on our turkey that it was difficult to find a spot to add any more feathers by the end of the day…

A job well done by our students and a bright and colorful turkey looked quite proud in his new coat of feathers…


Questions you may have…

  • We covered our magnetic board with contact paper leaving the sticky side out and taping the edges of the sticky paper around the back of the board.
  • The feathers came from Walmart
  • You can read more about how to make a magnetic board here!
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1 Carolyn @ Mama's Little Muse November 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm

This is ADORABLE! thanks!

2 kewkew November 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I LOVE this!!
Also love the way you incorporated math into the activity with patterns.

3 Mariana November 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm

That’s a great idea! Will try this with my kids. Thanks!

4 School Sparks Renee November 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Looks like the turkey and the kids were all happy! What a fun project. Renee

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