Baby Bear loves all the turkey decorations that are out in stores for Thanksgiving. This may have something to do with the fact that last year for Thanksgiving I taught him how to say, "Gobba gobba," (an easier version of gobble gobble) to sound like a turkey. He was so cute running around the house on his little 1-year-old chubby legs calling out like a turkey! It was one of the first animal sounds he learned, and it has stuck with him ever since. I guess that's why it doesn't annoy me so much that the majority of the Thanksgiving craft ideas out there are turkey-themed and why Baby Bear and I have embraced a few of our own turkey crafts these past couple of weeks.
One such craft was a turkey with its feathers in a pattern because Baby Bear and I have been talking about simple 2-color patterns lately. We talk about how the colors take turns in a pattern (something else we've been working on during play dates and such). So, for this craft, we made the turkey's red and orange feathers take turns. Baby Bear began by coloring a turkey body coloring page (found through a Google image search), which I then cut out. I already had eight feathers set out for us to use, four of each color, so Baby Bear helped me line them up in a pattern. Then, I turned the turkey over, and he handed me the feathers from the line so I could tape them to the back of the turkey. He loved using real feathers for his turkey, and I loved the math practice. It was a win-win craft.