Turkey Counting Game

turkey counting for Thanksgiving

For this activity, you will need bowls of red, yellow, orange, green, and brown Unifix cubes. Children will choose a mat and place one Unifix cube on each colored turkey (the Unifix cubes should be the same color as the turkey they place it on). Children will then sort the Unifix cubes by color and count how many cubes they have of each color. Optional: have the children hook each color of cubes together in towers and compare to see which has the most cubes. If Unifix cubes are unavailable, you can use lima beans spray-painted in the colors needed.

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  1. Angela says

    I am so thankful I found his site!! I have been racking my brain looking for activities to broaden my teaching abilities. There are so many different things out there, untrustworthy and questionable teaching antics. Love your site!

  2. Deb Parker says

    Great Site. I stubbled on this accidentally and will save it to my Bookmarks. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  3. Daisy says

    I just printed out the sheets and I’m going to laminate them. Can’t wait to play tomorrow with my students. Great math idea.


  4. jody gregston says

    Karen, it seems fitting in the Thanksgiving season, to tell you how grateful I am for your generosity. I have taught preschool for many years, and I share your teaching philosophy. I stumbled upon your site a few years ago, and have told so many colleagues about it since then, because your activities are so developmentally appropriate and NOT paper-pencil. I am not that tech-savy and so I really appreciate the computer generated materials that you share. God bless you!

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