For kids, Thanksgiving is all about fun!
They love the activities that go along with it like watching the parade as a family or eating a little too many delicious baked goods.
But what kids love the most are the fun activities they can play at home or in the classroom, like this roll a turkey printable!
This game is not only engaging for kids but it helps kids work on counting, colors, and patience.
Parents and teachers love it because kids will learn and have fun at the same time! On top of that, it’s no prep and easy to play!
Read more about it below and be sure to check out all of our fun turkey activities for kids for even more ideas.
Turkey Game For Kids
This game is super simple and ideal for playing in a small group, like in the classroom, or with cousins and friends.
Print out a turkey sheet for each child that wants to play, then gather some small pom poms, buttons, or colorful candy to use.
Game play is easy. The youngest player goes first and rolls a dice.
Whatever number it lands on, have the kids use the key at the top to see what color feather they get to fill in.
Use your pom pom to fill in one spot of that feather.
Next, pass the dice on and let the players go around the group one at a time.
If a player rolls a color they have already filled, they pass on the dice to the next player.
The game ends when one child fills every spot on their turkey’s feathers!
Easy peasy, right?!
Thanksgiving Unit For Kids
Keep the fun going by creating a Thanksgiving unit study around this turkey game. Read on below for our favorite ideas to get your ideas flowing!
Reading out loud to kids helps them to be more curious and excited about learning new things! It also helps children improve their attention span and listening skills.
Because of these and so many more reasons, we recommend starting with books!
Below are some of the top Thanksgiving books for kids!
Turkey Trouble – If you’ve never read this book, you have to add it to your holiday collection! It’s so cute and fun and kids just love it! Follow the turkey around the farm as he disguises himself as different animals so the farmer doesn’t catch him for Thanksgiving dinner!
How To Catch A Turkey – Kids who love the How To Catch books will want to see all the crazy contraptions kids make to try to catch a turkey loose at the school!
Pete The Cat: The First Thanksgiving -Every Pete the Cat book is fantastic, but this one takes it up a notch with flaps for the kids to open. It’s a great way to get the kids excited about reading and Thanksgiving!
Crafting is a great activity for kids because it helps them develop patience and focus by putting together all the pieces of a craft. It also helps them learn to follow directions and to use scissors properly. On top of that, it’s just plain fun!
Add in some Thanksgiving crafts with some of our favorite ideas below:
Combine fun and learning with these Thanksgiving do a dot printables! These are great for kids because they help develop their letter recognition, counting skills, and work on beginning sounds. They’re also a fun way to keep them entertained during the long holiday weekend.
Let’s get this party started by getting the kids involved with these Thanksgiving I spy printables. This no-prep, easy to use activity is perfect for your next family gathering or classroom celebration of thanksgiving.
What better way to get ready for the holidays than by playing with pattern blocks? These Thanksgiving pattern block mats are a super easy, no prep activity that will teach kids about shapes, patterns, and colors.
This fall play dough kit is a great way to inspire your kids to get creative and build their imagination. This open-ended toy comes with lots of little trinkets that will keep them busy all season long!