BETHANY ROBERTS' 
THANKSGIVING FUN FOR KIDS

 

FIVE LITTLE TURKEYS
A Counting Rhyme

 

gobble!gobble!gobble!gobble!gobble!
5 little turkeys by the old barn door,
1 runs away, and now there are 4.     
gobble!gobble!gobble!gobble!
4 little turkeys by the sycamore tree,
1 runs away, and now there are 3.
gobble!gobble!gobble!
3 little turkeys gobbling as they do,
1 runs away, and now there are 2.
gobble!gobble!
2 little turkeys strutting in the sun,
1 runs away, and  now there is 1.
gobble!
1 lonely turkey run, runs away,
for soon it will be Thanksgiving Day!
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APPLE TURKEYS YOU CAN MAKE

You will need:
apples
colored toothpicks 
colored mini-marshmallows
gumdrops
The apple is the body of the turkey. 
Add colored mini-marshmallows to 5 or 6 toothpicks and stick them in one end of the apple, like a fan, to make a feathered tail. 
Use a toothpick for the neck.
Use a gumdrop for a head.
Use 3 yellow toothpicks for legs (in a triangular position so your turkey can stand up)
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THANKSGIVING PARTY GAMES

MAYFLOWER MEMORY GAME

Everybody sits in a circle.
The first person says, "I am sailing on the Mayflower, 
and I am taking..."
The first person then says something that starts 
with "A" like apples.
The second person says, "I am sailing on the Mayflower, 
and I am taking..."
The second person then repeats what the first person said 
and adds something that begins with "B."
The third person must remember what the first people said
 and add a "C" item.
Continue through the alphabet.
If a player can't remember all the items, that player drops out, 
until there is one player left.

TOM TURKEY HIDE AND SEEK

One player hides his eyes while another player, Tom Turkey, hides.
The first player tries to find Tom Turkey.
When the first player is far away, everyone makes quiet gobbling sounds.
As he gets closer, everyone makes louder gobbling sounds, until he finds Tom Turkey.

PICKING PUMPKINS 

Hide mini candy pumpkins (wrapped) indoors or out.  
Each player gets a bag and hunts for the hidden pumpkins.
Each player gets to keep all the pumpkins he or she has picked!

THE TURKEY JERKY

This is the same as the Hokey Pokey, except with turkeys!

You put your right wing in, you put your right wing out,
You put your right wing in, and you gobble all about.
You do the turkey jerky and you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about.  Hey!

(Continue with left wing, drumsticks, head, tail feathers, turkey body)

PIN THE FEATHER ON THE TURKEY

You will need: a large picture of a turkey.
Colored feathers, cut from construction paper, one for each child, labeled with their names.
Tape.
Blindfold.
Play like Pin the Tail on the Donkey:
One at a time, each child is blindfolded and tries to "pin" a feather on the turkey's tail with tape.  Whoever gets a feather on the tail wins.  You may have several winners.

DUCK, DUCK, TURKEY!

Play just like Duck, Duck, Goose.
Players sit in a circle.
One player is on the outside of the circle.  This player is It.
It taps each one on the head, saying, "Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck..."  When It says "Turkey", the tapped player must get up and chase the It, who runs around the circle and tries to sit in the empty spot.  
If the tagged person catches It, the first player is still It.  If It gets to the empty spot without being tagged, the second player is now It.
 

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