Betty Jo, of Still Learning Something New, asked me if I could come up with a Thanksgiving game for her and her family to enjoy. Not only did I come up with a turkey game container, I thought of a few other uses for it too!
To make this game container, you will need…
Clean, dry recycled milk/juice carton – 1/2 gallon size
Recycled cardboard box (cereal or cracker box)
Templates (locate on the bottom of this post)
Depending on Activity: Ping pong ball, aluminum foil ball, extra feathers, battery powered candle or glow stick, plastic ware, napkins, nuts, candy, artificial flowers
What to do…
- Cut out each of the template pieces and glue them to recycled cardboard to make patterns. Cut the patterns out when the glue dries.
- Trace all the patterns onto construction paper and cut them out.
- After cutting your carton down to fit the body of the turkey, cover all 4 sides with construction paper, then glue the rest of the parts together. The picture can be used as a guide.
Suggestions for gluing your parts together…
Front: After gluing all the pieces of the front together, and adding any extra details you want to add, glue the front to the carton.
|Thanksgiving Turkey Activities by Fran W.|
0, or 25 points, if there are 3 players then 3, 6, or 9 points would be given out and so on.
What do you think about when you think of Thanksgiving? Have family members come up with 5 words each or a total of 25 or more Thanksgiving words, write them down on feathers, fold them in half and place them in the container. Players can pull out a feather and act out the word so everyone can guess it. The person acting out the holiday icon can not speak, but they can act and give hints to words that sound like their word.
Tip: Glue pictures from magazines or flyers onto the feathers so non-readers can play too! Stamps or stickers can also be used.
Here are a few words to help get you started…
Turkey, Pilgrim, Native American, bow and arrow, apple pie, family, Mayflower, parade, corn, musket, pumpkin, feather, thankful, stuffed, nuts…
Feathers of Thanks
Before adding the front of the turkey, ask family members to write down what they are thankful for on each feather. When all the feathers have something on it, glue the front of the turkey on. Store a bunch of feathers inside the container along with a marker and glue stick, when friends and family come by, ask them what they are thankful for, have them write it on a feather, and add it to the turkey as a second or third row of feathers.
Luminary: Put a glow stick or a battery powered candle in it and place it in the middle of the table.
Storage: Store napkins, plastic ware, nuts, candies or something else and place it on a table.
Floral Centerpiece: Place floral foam in the bottom of the container and use the container for artificial or real flowers.
Please leave a comment if you find another use for this container!
If you do not have a container to make this craft, follow the directions for making the templates, glue the turkey together, and hang it on a wall, or think of a way to prop it up on a table.
Betty Jo, I hope you and your family find this versatile turkey activity fun and useful for Thanksgiving! Thank you very much for reading Fran’s World of Discovery and for the request!
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2 responses to “Thanksgiving Turkey Games and Activities”
Thanks, Fran. These games will be perfect to add some fun to our Thanksgiving studies. We won't just keep them for ourselves, we will be sharing with our Wed. night church kids and with our homeschooling support group. Thanks again, you have made this easy with including the templates and some trivia questions.
So happy to hear that you like this idea, Betty Jo! I hope the kids enjoy it too! Please let me know if you need anything else!