Thanksgiving Games

Thanksgiving Games

Turkey Talk

Choose two children to be turkeys. Have them go to the center of the circle. Recite, with the other children, the poem below. When the poem is done, encourage the two “turkeys” to chat with each other in turkey talk.

Two turkeys went out to play

On one fine sunny day.

When they got together,

This is what they had to say!

Turkey Strut

Use pieces of masking tape to make turkey footprints all over the floor. Start playing some music. let the children pretend to be turkeys and strut around the room. When you stop the music, have the turkeys find footprints to stand on (one turkey to a footprint). When you start the music again, have the turkeys continue strutting around the room.

The Turkey Dance (done to the German Folk Song- The Chicken Dance)

Find a recording of the Chicken Dance and have the children pretend to be turkeys. Teach the children the movements:

Make your hands like they are “talking” 4 times

Pretend to “flap” your wings 4 times

Wiggle your bottom 4 times

Clap four times

Continue until you are tired out or the music stops~~~Which ever comes first!

Turkey Wobble

Play music of your choice and encourage the children to move like:

BIG turkeys

little turkeys

tired turkeys

happy turkeys

scared turkeys

Thanksgiving Games