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Count and Clip Cards: Turkey Feathers

Practice and review math skills and number awareness with these count and clip turkey feather cards. 

Count and Clip cards are a fun, hands-on activity to help kids work on their number recognition from 1-12. Use clothespins and clip the correct number to help build those fine motor skills!

count and clip cards for thanksgiving

Whether your kiddos are learning at home or in a classroom, count and clip cards are a great way to help kids learn and practice so many different skills. Count and clip cards are a perfect addition to math lessons and centers. They also work well as a quick way to assess a child’s number recognition and one-to-one correspondence skills.

These cards are perfect for a fall or Thanksgiving unit. And it would definitely be fun to actually use some feathers to manipulate while working on them! 

cards with numbers to match to turkey feathers


The ability to match objects with numbers is a little more complex and is a skill that needs practice. One-to-one correspondence is an important early math skill where the child counts each number of objects in a set once.

Many children can rote count by just reciting the numbers out loud in order, however 1:1 involves them actually touching the object and saying the number without skipping or adding numbers.


This printable set of turkey count and clip cards includes twelve cards  to help kids practice numbers 1-12. Just print and cut out each card to create a quick and easy matching activity. I like to use cardstock or laminate the cards to make them a bit more durable for little hands to use.


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  • Print out the count and clip cards on cardstock or regular printer paper.
  • Laminate the full sheet.
  • Cut out each card by following the outline.
  • Place in a bin with clothespins for quick and easy set-up.
  • Have kids count the number of turkey feathers and clip the clothespin onto the corresponding number.

It’s also fun to use different manipulatives besides clothespins with these cards. Fall themed mini erasers or counters are a great alternative!

These count and clip cards can also be self-checking  by just making a small dot on the back of the card that corresponds with the correct answer. That way kids can check the answers on their own to make this an independent activity.

Looking for more printables to make learning fun? Be sure to check these out:
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Count & Clip Cards: Ocean
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