This week I shared the new “Turkey Projects for Pre-School” post on the blog. There were two things that I really liked about this project, and I’ve been wanting to share them with the larger blogging community. I love the fact that the kids are getting a jump start here by putting together something that can be used for a variety of different ages. The second thing that I really liked about the post was the idea of “Turkey Days”.
A Turkey Day is basically like a day when the kids can come in and help organize. It might be a scavenger hunt, doodle, or even a scavenger hunt and doodle, as long as there are some sort of activities that the kids can do on their own. For example, if they have art supplies, they can draw on their own pieces of paper.
And of course, all of this could just as easily apply to a toddler’s visit to the grocery store. We’ve noticed on the blog, in the comments section, and at the forums, that a number of parents are just as excited about using the turkey as the kids. This is because they just get to pick what they like and what they don’t like and then they can go crazy for it.
This is why turkey projects are so popular. They’re not just a gimmick or a game. The entire point of the game is to get the kids to make more, and more, and more, turkey projects on their own.
There are a number of other games that are similar to turkey projects. In many ways, turkey projects are just as much a part of the toddler’s routine as preschool. But it is in preschool that the idea of making turkey projects is the most fun.
Making turkey projects is a little like making a little game of “pretend you’re at the zoo and you’re trying to see what’s in the grass.” In preschool, it’s a little like “pretend you’re on a roller coaster and you’re trying to see the clouds” or “pretend you’re in a forest and you’re trying to see what’s in the trees.
Well, I would argue that making turkey projects is the most fun because it involves the very thing we typically associate with the word project. The act of making a project is itself a fun activity. When we’re making a project, we create some space for ourselves. This is what we want, so we want to have space to do what we want to do. In a preschool class setting, this is the idea of a project and the activity that we want to create space for.
At preschool, every child is given a small project to work on. It could be making a turkey, a star, or a letter. All projects have a structure. This structure is important because the purpose of a project is to produce results. A project can be anything as long as its purpose is to produce something. The purpose of this project is not something to do, but something to do.
I was reminded of this quote from a while ago, but it is important to emphasize because I think it is true.
That’s why I believe that when your child is born, your job is to make sure that he has a purpose, so that he will be able to learn and grow throughout his school years. If you can’t give your child a purpose from birth, whether it is a job or a learning opportunity, then you are really doing it wrong. Your child is going to grow up and be whatever he or she wishes to be, and that is okay.