Thanksgiving Game—Turkey Feathers

Entertaining the kids on Thanksgiving morning while preparing for your feast can be challenging.  Why not let them entertain themselves with this fun Thanksgiving Game? 

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The premise of the game is fairly simple.  Simple enough that even the youngest kids can play.  Each player takes a turkey card and gets 6 clothes pins or…Turkey Feathers.  Each player takes turns rolling once dice.   Then you simply put a feather on the number that you rolled.  If you roll a number you already have a feather on, then your turn is over.  First person to get all the feathers on their turkey wins.  Pretty simple right?  As I am typing this, I realized it might be fun to actually write some of the things you are thankful for on the turkey feathers themselves to help your little ones to be thinking of them while they are playing the game.  It would add a little more meaning to the game as well.

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As far as making the game all you will need to do is paint some clothes pins in some fun colors.  Each player will need 6 clothes pins, so depending on how many players you have (this game can have lots so it is perfect for big family get togethers).  Then since I had some fun Martha Stewart Glitter Paint (which is sold exclusively at Michael’s), I painted a layer of glitter over the regular paint colors to give the Turkey Feathers some pizazz!

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You will also need to print a card for each player.  You can find the free download for the game board here:

Thanksgiving Game Turkey Feathers Printable

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Then to make them sturdy, I glued them onto some thin cardboard (or you could use some chipboard) with some Mod Podge on the front and back.  This will help them to last through multiple games with little hands and allow them to be strong enough to hold up the turkey feathers.

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Hope you enjoy them.  I would love to hear from you if you download the games and plan on using them for Thanksgiving this year.  This helps me to gage the kind of projects I share with you and the things that you would maybe like to see more of!

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Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 1

    that is such a cute idea! Perfect for a kids craft! thanks for sharing!

  2. 2

    TOO STINKIN CUTE!!! my 4 and 6 year old girls will love doing this this year. THANKS
    GOBBLE GOBBLE

  3. 3

    We will definitely be doing this for family home evening next week! I was looking for something fun to do, this is perfect!

  4. 4

    This is so adorable. Love this :)

  5. 5

    Oh how fun… you could even make a grown up version. See who can collect the most “feathers” from people who say words like turkey, pie, stuffing or football. Whoever collects the most feather by the end of the gathering gets a prize! Love this!!

    kisses
    heather

  6. 6

    Fun idea! I want to make this for my kids. Pinning it now… :)

  7. 7

    So cute!! I love it. And I have a bunch of clothespins to use up. Yay! :)

  8. 8

    Consider this one Done.. I love this.. with 2 small grandsons, this will be a perfect game for Grandma to make and play, while Mommy cooks.. lol.. (first time Ever.. scary???) Thank you for sharing your creativity..
    Linda

  9. 9

    I’m printing mine now!!
    And I shared on my FB page too :)

  10. 10

    amy, this is such a neat idea! LOVE it. thanks so much for creating and sharing the printables!

    sharing with my fb friends!!

    xo ~ kristi

  11. 11

    I am currently painting the clothes pins for this game. Thanks for a fun idea. I’m also adding things to be thankful for onto the pins.

  12. 12

    very cute Amy! :)

  13. 13

    This is a great idea! Thanks so much!

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    Jolene Beard says:

    I love it! I am printing it right now. Thanks!

  15. 15

    Super cute Idea. I think my boys will be making these this week for Thankgiving. Thanks for the Printable.

  16. 16

    I love this! We will be having 21 kids 14 and under at thanksgiving. So this is a great little easy game for all ages. Although I don’t think I will be makeing 21! Thanks so much for the idea!!

  17. 17

    Great idea! Love it…I’m SO adding thankfuls on the back too. LOVE IT!!

  18. 18

    I love this! My son would have so much fun with this one. Thank you for sharing. :)

  19. 19

    featured these today! i will be making some this week! so fun! http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/11/shoutouts.html

  20. 20

    I am getting an error when I try to print the game board. Great Idea!!!:)

  21. 21

    We are going to do this at Thanksgiving this year. What a great idea, all ages can play this.

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    thank you so much for sharing this idea! I am a room mom this year and needed a simple game for my son’s second grade class for Thanksgiving. This game was my solution! Since I was printing out more than 3 I just whited out some of the numbers and added different # combos. I used 2 dice instead of one. The kids loved the game (I did it this morning) Thanks for sharing so many great ideas on your site…I really appreciate the time you have put into things :)

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    Patty from Ohio says:

    Boy I love all the idaes that you all come up with on here. This game could be used for all of the holidays just by switching the turkey out for santa, reindeer, pumpkins, easter bunny etc you get where I’m going….I love these ideas because my neice is a Pre-K-Kindergarden Teacher and she could easily use this in her calss room as well
    just by getting the children to learn their numbers and ABCs, and the clip board could chane to Cookie Monster, Scooby Doo, etc etc. Boy I’m on a roll for ideas. Thanks again for the great ideas that you all think of. May you all have a safe and Happy Thankgiving Day…..

  24. 24

    Thanks, found your site via a pin on Pinterest & I’m in love! My kids will love playing this game :)

  25. 25

    We made these a couple days ago and my kids have been playing the game everyday! They are so excited to play with their cousins at thanksgiving dinner. Thank you!

  26. 26

    I have 7 sons ages 20 to 31, we played this game on Thanksgiving, we played for prizes, the first two winners got a can of cashews and the rest got Hershey bars. It got to be pretty competitive ’cause they all wanted those cashews. We were laughing our heads off. My original plan was to have each person say something they were thankful for whenever they pinned a “feather” on, but we were having so much fun I forgot that part, lol. Thanks for the great idea!

  27. 27

    I’m writing because I run a sensory site and am looking for great ideas for Thanksgiving. And as any parent, we’re looking for terrific Thanksgiving crafts and ideas for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder and on the Autism Spectrum. Would you add a link to a craft idea or two on our blog? Here’s the link to share and get more traffic to your site…

    http://thesensoryspectrumblog.com/2012/11/04/calling-all-bloggers-fun-family-thanksgiving-crafts-ideas-wanted/

  28. 28

    I am going to use this as the game for my sons kindergarten class they have really been focusing on numbers especially 6 last week so this will be perfect.

  29. 29

    Love it — shared it

  30. 30

    I did this, but I had my students cut and make construction paper feathers. On each feather they wrote something that they were thankful for. Then they glued or attached the feathers to a paper clip. It worked out nice, the kids enjoyed the game.

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