Friday, November 15, 2013

Fine Motor Skills Turkey

 I set out this pumpkin pie scented play dough turkey for Kate while I made her lunch today.  I made it by plopping together two balls of the dough, placing two googly eyes and a bead snood on the head, and sticking four pipe cleaners (cut in half) in the back.  I gave her some foam beads and showed her how to put them on the turkey's feathers (pipe cleaners).  She was absolutely delighted by this, and worked on it the whole time I got her lunch ready.

 Placing beads on pipe cleaners is great fine motor skills practice.  I wasn't sure if she would be able to do it, but she did great.  You can see the concentration on her face.

 She had a lot of fun with this and even added her fish bracelet to the turkey's feathers.


MaryAnne said...

What a fun craft!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Kate is growing so fast - I can't believe she can do this kind of things already. She looks adorable when she concentrates.

Ticia said...

My kids always loved to do this when they were little.

And how is Kate getting so big? How did this happen? I ask the same thing about my kids.

Sherri said...

Such a brilliant idea...and adorable!