Saturday, November 26, 2011

never too late for a sensory turkey



We did this wonderful and fun sensory craft last night (compliments of Miss. HomeBasedTherapy) and I just had to share it.  Because it’s too cute not to!



Prep Work

  • cut large white paper feathers
  • draw and cut out large body of the turkey (feathers will be pasted on the back)
  • fill four paper lunch sacks with scraps of fun glue-on-able materials.  Each sack should have just one single color.  Examples of items to have in a sack include:  baggie of glitter; tissue paper (which earns extra OT points if you make your kiddo tear it up!); foam pieces; construction paper scraps; and so on.
  • elmer’s glue
  • crayons (should be the same colors as your lunch sacks plus brown for body of Mr. Turkey)


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Working on one feather at a time, we started by letting Trevy and (peer model/sister extraordinaire) Bristel choose and color their base color with a crayon.


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We then let them go to town with the glue onto the feather.  I must say…Miss. HBTS is WAY more tolerant than mommy is!  In love


More than once I had to resist the urge of “helping” Trevy with his glue.  But he really did okay-ish.  And I must say…I got a kick outta his sensory face every time he got glue on his fingers.  Drove him bonkers! 


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We then let them choose items from the appropriate color bag to glue onto the feathers. 


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The final product was a super adorable sensory turkey!


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Which belongs in one place only…


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gracing our wall of fame!  Which is what mommy likes to call the wall we display our artsy projects.  Smile 



I loooooved this craft so much, I’m totally going to modify and use it for Christmas too.  Can’t you just see a toddler sized paper Christmas tree  on the wall all strung with sensory lights and ornaments?








  1. They really did come out cute! Thanks, Beth. :)


  2. The sensory turkeys definitely are super adorable! Awesome project - and the Christmas tree idea is great, too! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I pinned your post to my Kids' Thanksgiving Activities Pinterest board at