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Turkey Color-Match Toddler Activity

Turkey Match-sticks Poke and post Color-Match Sensorial Montessori Activity

Turkey color-match posting toddler and preschool activity promotes fine motor control, hand-eye coordination, and color matching and recognition skills. [Video tutorial included.]

This is a fun toddler-friendly recycled DIY you must try! Besides, when making this sensorial activity, you will be up-cycling your cardboard, so no specialized materials are required. Most importantly, you can modify this turkey color-match posting toddler activity for a wide age range if you have multiple siblings, or you can use it with the same child for years to come.

You’ll Need for Turkey Color-Match Activity


First, draw a colorful turkey on a cardboard box. Next, pre-poke holes with a toothpick (it’s sharper) and put it away. Finally, offer your child colorful craft match sticks to color match the turkey’s ‘feathers’ while inserting them in color-corresponding holes.

Turkey Color-Match Toddler Activity Video Tutorial

Skills At Play with

  • hand-eye coordination
  • color recognition and matching
  • fine motor control
  • dexterity (holding the box with one hand and poking with the other)
  • spatial awareness
  • language development (discuss color names)

Turkey Color-Match Toddler Activity

Color Recognition

Development milestone to learn to identify colors emerges from age 12 to 18 months. Thereafter, your child will become aware of different colors at around one year of age and might name different colors by about the age of 2.5 to 3 years of age. 

Fine Motor Control Development

Moreover, before you put a pencil in your child’s hand, let them explore the world sensorially! Before your little one is able to write, they must have enough fine motor control and hand strength needed for the task of holding a pencil or a pen. And the best way to develop motor control is by offering little hands to poke and pull, post and thread, cut and manipulate, pinch and transfer. Practice makes progress!

Have you tried making a Turkey Color-Match Toddler Activity? Leave a comment if you did!

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