Flannel Friday: Turkey Feathers!

It's almost Thanksgiving time here in the U.S. and it has always been one of my favorite holidays. Mostly because it is all about delicious food and family. I love any holiday that has mashed potatoes AND stuffing. Yummy carbs!

For today's Flannel Friday, I'm sharing a fun group activity called "Turkey Feathers." Each child gets a feather and then as you sing about the different colors of feathers, the kids who have that color will come up and put their feather on the board.

Turkey Feathers
(Sing to the tune of "Frere Jacques"/"Are You Sleeping") 
Turkey feathers, turkey feathers.
Brightly colored, brightly colored.
If you have a blue feather,
Add it now! 

I originally found a turkey with a bunch of feathers in the files here when I started and there was no activity to go with them, so I was happy when I stumbled upon this one. That said, I have no idea where this turkey's pattern came from. I would use a coloring page as a template if I wanted to make one myself.

Don't feel limited to only using colors that turkey feathers might actually be. Kids love when you up the silliness factor! Try polka dot feathers, feathers with little hearts or stars, striped feathers, pink and purple feathers--go nuts! This is a magnet board story, but you could substitute felt.

I'm hosting Flannel Friday this week, so check back later for the roundup! If you're participating, tweet a link to your post to me (@sotomorrow) or leave a comment here and I will add you to the roundup!


  1. Hi Anne, I've got another Flannel Friday this week posted here: http://www.thisishappystuff.com/?p=1791

    It's bilingual!

  2. Hi, Anne! This week I made a version of Melissa's (Mel's Desk) "Five Little Dinosaurs". :) Thanks for hosting and Happy Flannel Friday! ~ Liz :)

  3. Anne, I have a similar flannelboard for my turkey storytime, but I didn't have a song to go with putting the feathers on the board. Thanks for sharing yours!

    I have a post this week on my blog for my dress-up storytime http://sarah-readrabbitread.blogspot.com/2011/11/flannel-friday-spot-and-friends-dress.html.


  4. I like the idea of making polka-dot feathers! My kids are really into silly things!


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