Toppling Turtles

We picked up Yertle the Turtle to read from the library today. What could be cuter than an interactive activity of stacking turtles to go along with the theme? We collected a few basic household items and tried to reach the moon with our own tower of turtles. I have to say it was a huge hit!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Cut felt into turtle shaped pieces.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Tip

    If you need help, take a pen or marker and draw a turtle shape on the felt. We referenced our book to help draw the turtle shape.

  • Step 2

    Add a face to your turtles with googly eyes or hand-drawn features.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Glue the bottle caps to the felt to finish the turtles.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Now that your turtles are ready, see how high they can stack before toppling over

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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