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Games & Outdoors : Holidays > Thanksgiving

The Turkey Hop added 9-17-01 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "The Bunny Hop"

Do the turkey hop
Do the turkey run
Do the turkey gobble
It's a lot of fun

Now flap your wings
Like the turkeys do
Then run from the farmer
Before he catches you!!

Students line up on one wall (they are the turkeys) and one student and I (we are the farmers) stand in the middle.  We say the poem and do the actions.  When we get to the end of the poem the "turkeys" run to the other side.  If one of the farmers touches them then they turn into farmers.  We play until there are only one or two turkeys left.


Turkey Dance added 9-17-01 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "Turkey in the Straw"

Oh, you turkey to the left (two steps to left)
and you turkey to the right (two steps to right)
Then you heel and toe (do motion with foot)
and you scratch with all your might.  (scratch with foot)
Now you flap your turkey wings (put thumbs in armpits and flap)
while your head goes bobble, bobble. (wobble head)
Turn around and then you say, (turn around)
"Gobble, gobble, gobble!"


Which One Is Missing added 10-22-01 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "Are You Sleeping"

Turkey feathers, turkey feathers
Red yellow green--red yellow green
 Which one is missing
 Which one is missing
Name it now, name it now

Put a turkey on the felt board In random order put two or more red yellow and
green feathers on him. Have the children cover their eyes. Take two or more feathers off the turkey. Have the children uncover their eyes and look carefully at the turkey as they sing "Which one is missing".  After they've finished singing have them call out which feathers are missing.  As they do bring that feather back and put it
on the turkey.  Play again and again mixing up the colors and numbers of feathers you remove each time.


Pilgrim, Pilgrim where's your hat?  added 10-22-01  
Original Author Unknown

Have the children stand in a circle.  Choose one child to be the pilgrim and
stand in the middle.  Blindfold this child.  Let the other children in the circle pass the hat to each other saying:

Pilgrim, pilgrim where's your hat?
We've passed it around the circle
Now you try to get it back.
  
The children stop passing the hat when the poem is completed.  The child who
has the hat at this point hides it behind his back.  The pilgrims tries to guess who has the hat.


November Game  added 10-22-01 Original Author Unknown

Sung to:
"
Muffin man"

Give each child a Thanksgiving object such as corn, turkey feather etc.  As the item is named in the song, the children should respond as requested.
 
Oh, Do you have an ear of corn, an ear of corn, and ear of corn?
If you have an ear of corn, please stand up.
Oh, Do you have a turkey feather, a turkey feather, a turkey feather?
If you have a turkey feather, please stand up.
Oh, Do you have a pumpkin pie, a pumpkin pie, a pumpkin pie?
If you have a pumpkin pie, please stand up.
Oh, if you are very thankful, thankful, thankful?
If you are very thankful, please sit down!


Stuff the Thanksgiving Turkey  added 10-29-01 Original Author Unknown

Set up (or lay on side) a large brown grocery bag (Fold down the top to keep it opened) Glue 2 small lunch bags that have been gathered at the tops to sides of the bag. (These are drumsticks.) Take turns "stuffing" the turkey by throwing in sock balls or bean bags.


Gobble, Gobble added 10-29-01 Original Author Unknown

One child is the farmer. The rest of the children are turkeys.  The farmer closes eyes and the turkeys all go hide. Once hidden the turkeys can randomly and quietly "gobble, gobble".  The farmer sets out and finds all his/her turkeys.

Variation:
Or have one turkey leave and hide and the farmer must try to figure out which turkey has left the room.


November Game added 10-1-02 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "Muffin man"

Give each child a Thanksgiving object such as corn, turkey feather etc.  As
the item is named in the song, the children should respond as requested.

Oh, Do you have an ear of corn, an ear of corn, and ear of corn?
If you have an ear of corn, please stand up.
Oh, Do you have a turkey feather, a turkey feather, a turkey feather?
If you have a turkey feather, please stand up.
Oh, Do you have a pumpkin pie, a pumpkin pie, a pumpkin pie?
If you have a pumpkin pie, please stand up.
Oh, if you are very thankful, thankful, thankful?
If you are very thankful, please sit down!


Pin the Feather on the Turkey added 10-8-02 Original Author Unknown

Played just like pin the tail on the donkey.  Provide the children with a huge turkey shape, and feathers.  You may want to use tape instead of pins to attach the feathers on the turkey.   Blindfold one child and have them tape the feather on the turkey.


Turkey Dinner Game added 10-28-02 Original Author Unknown

Sung To: " Frere Jacques"


Turkey dinner, Turkey dinner
Gather round,  Gather round.
Who will get the drumstick?
Yummy Yummy Yum stick!
All sit down!  All sit down!

After learning this verse, lay out 10 (or more or less depending upon your group) small size paper plates. You can decorated the edges with Thanksgiving stickers.  Then photocopied and laminated a small picture of a turkey. 

To play the game everyone hides their eyes while one person hides the turkey under a plate.  At "OK" everyone can uncover their eyes and sing the song together.  Then take turns going around the circle.  Each child lifts up one plate to see if they can find the turkey hiding underneath.  The child that finds the turkey hides it the next time around.


Turkey Bowling added 10-27-03 Original Author Unknown

Spray paint liter soda bottles with brown paint and add a face and feathers. Fill a 1/4 full of sand and the kids can do Turkey Bowling using a small ball! What fun!







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