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Combine math and fine motor skills for an engaging hands-on experience with this printable Turkey Math Mat. It’s a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving theme for your preschool and kindergarten students.

Explore Counting and Simple Addition

The Turkey Math Mat can be used to teach counting, and it can be used to teach simple addition.

If you want to explore counting with your student, use one dice. Student rolls the dice, counts the dots, and uses manipulatives to add the corresponding number of feathers to the math mat.

If you want to teach simple addition, your student will need two dice. Student rolls the dice and adds then numbers and then student places the corresponding number of manipulatives to the math mat.

Benefits of Hands-on Learning with the Math Mat

The Turkey Math Mat uses hands-on learning to teach counting and simple addition. As students roll the dice and add the manipulatives to the page, they are playing with math.

Hands-on learning is essential for preschool and kindergarten students.

  • It allows students to use their senses to explore new concepts.
  • It improves fine motor skills.
  • It allows young learners to make mistakes and problem solve.
  • It also engages multiple areas of their brains while creating new connections.

Your student can use a variety of manipulatives with this Turkey Math Mat.

You can use feathers from the craft store (neutral colors or bright colors) for this counting game.

You can also have your student create feathers from playdough to add to the mat.

How to Get Started with the Turkey Math Mat

The printable Turkey Math Mat is easy to use.

  1. Print the math mat.
  2. Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
  3. Gather dice and any manipulatives you need.
  4. Show your student how to use the math mat.

Download the Free Turkey Math Mat

Simply click on the image below to grab your printable Turkey Math Mat.

More Thanksgiving Resources

Give Thanks to the Lord Unit Study
Thankfulness Lapbook