Family Friendly Games for Thanksgiving
You've heard of Reindeer Games, so why not, Turkey games? This is an easy, fun activity for Thanksgiving get togethers.
|Mayhem loved playing this turkey game.|
Here are a few ideas to brighten up your Thanksgiving Family Feast:
- While you're preparing Thanksgiving Dinner, have your kids make turkeys out of paper plates and construction paper.
- They can create it anyway they choose or follow these instructions:
Lift and fold this flap out and fold it into a triangle or tent shape.
This is the turkey's head.
Add googly eyes or draw your own.
Don't forget to draw his gobbler :-)
Cut feathers from colored construction paper. Using a glue stick connect them to the top of your plate, or draw them directly onto the plate with brightly colored markers. You can go all out and use real feathers from a craft store too, it's all good. Or trace your foot onto paper for extra fun and a SENSORY ELEMENT. Now poke a 1/4'" hole in the center of your turkey (the plate). Get yarn, kite string, Christmas ribbon, etc... remember, it's all good.
My kids tried it with a shoe string. Cut the string about 6' in length. (Shorter or Longer depending on your spatial restrictions.) Thread the string thru the hole and knot it in the back of the plate.
Do this twice - that's two turkeys...
Set up two chairs and tie one turkey to each chair. Stretch the string taut and lie it flat on the ground with the turkey opposite the chair. This is the starting line, divide into two teams and start the turkey races with kids standing at the opposite end of the chairs.
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