We started with the hexagon in the middle and then chose six shapes at a time to add to our turkey. I had them choose one shape at a time and then let them choose whatever colors but I which I would have stuck to one and had them use that all the way around and then go back for another shape and color. It was also helpful to have them create their design and then glue it on.
This super cute idea was from The First Grade Parade
We practiced with real pattern blocks before creating our paper turkeys.