This is a good way to incorporate sensory play and literacy. Print out some clip art photos and have the children mold the play dough around the turtle shells and letters.
Read: “One Tiny Turtle”: Read and Wonder by Nicola Davies and Jane Chapman. This book is all about the turtle’s life; thirty years at sea, and returning to lay her eggs.
This fun turtle has lots of fact to help you learn. Made out of two paper plates, a brad, construction paper, and string. Paint the two paper plates, after they have dried connect them with the brad. You can then attach paper legs to the center brad with some string. Next write down some cool facts about turtles on the legs and head. Need some facts? Try some of these facts from Animal Planet.