I am still desperately trying to get back on track after the hectic week we had last week and the time change this past weekend. Part of returning to ‘normal’ around here and returning to some reasonable semblance of a schedule means getting back to our afternoon invitations. Our most recent being this invitation to create play dough turkeys.
How cute is that little guy cute?
We used brown play dough, googly eyes, toothpicks, feathers and candy corns. If you have been following us on instagram you probably saw how much Mister C enjoyed his invitation to play with candy corn on Halloween morning. (In case you missed it, it entertained him for hours.) I also used red cardstock to cut out some wattles. And yes, I actually had to google “what is that red thing that hangs from a turkey’s neck” just now. Don’t judge.
To get C started I made a body out of the play dough and then invited him to decorate it. We paired our play dough turkey activity with the book “Five Silly Turkeys” for a little inspiration.
See, I knew he would love the addition of the candy corns. In fact, when I asked him what we should name our turkey, he thought about it for a minute and then said “candy corn”. So candy corn it was!
To extend the play a little further we told stories about Candy Corn the turkey. What he liked to do, (dance). What he likes to eat (candy corn). C got a kick out of all that. His imagination is really starting to develop. I on the other hand couldn’t photograph our little turkey enough. He was the perfect subject. And so happy looking too 🙂