Craft foam fun continues! After the fun my toddler had making a Pumpkin Patch in the Bath Tub, I decided to make some turkey body shapes and feathers to celebrate November or do Autumn Trees in general. Since the craft foam sticks to surfaces when wet, it is the perfect way to add flavor to bath time for toddlers and children.
Just grab some craft foam (affiliate link) and cut out a basic turkey shape. I used three different shades of brown and tried out different ideas. Just two circles could work for a turkey head and body, or perhaps a large oval body and turkey head like I made in the larger turkey. Cut out colorful feathers that can go around the body, some beaks, eyes, and feet. And you’ll probably even want a red snood (had to Google “turkey hanging thing” to learn that).
Be careful of creating pieces that are too small as they could be choking hazards or go down the tub drain easily. You could use this activity to learn/sort colors. The teacher in me also immediately visualizes a great letter activity here as well; just write a letter on the turkey body and have lots of feathers with various letters on it as well. With all of the feathers floating around in the bathtub (turkey soup!), kids will have fun matching the right letters to the correct bird body! Same with word families…and numbers…and shapes! Learning/matching possibilities are numerous here. But for us, it was fun to simply talk turkeys a bit and let Reece stick the pieces wherever he wanted. He also does a wicked turkey sound now. Gobble, gobble, gobble!
Don’t forget the baster, too! Reece enjoyed taking that upstairs with him and getting to squirt the pieces (and daddy).
Oh, and of course we added a drop of Cedarwood essential oil to the bath water as the perfect seasonal scent for sound sleep. I love themes! 🙂
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Have you tried out craft foam in the bathtub yet? I’d love to hear how it goes, your ideas, or just that you stopped by!