Turkey Clothespin Color Match
I made this turkey out of cardstock, cut and colored pieces of masking tape with markers to line the turkeys back and then laminated it. I used the same markers to color the clothespins (if you have an older kiddo that you trust with markers you could have them help with this step).
The clothespins are still pretty tricky for Kade's little fingers to manipulate but we gave it a shot. He did better with pulling the clothes pins off and putting them back in the tub. I tried having him just set the clothespin feathers on top of the corresponding colors rather than actually clipping them on. We also did a lot of "Can you show me where to put the green clothespin?" Or "Can you find me a red clothespin?
Squeezing clothespins is a great way to strengthen the fine motor muscles in your child's fingers. This will eventually help with learning every-day tasks such as buttoning clothes, zipping a coat, tying shoes, and will help with pencil grip and handwriting when the time comes. You could add more colors, and use this for patterning practice with older kiddos too!