Thanksgiving version of Duck, Duck, Goose. Children sit in a large circle. One child is chosen as the turkey. The turkey walks around the circle in search of a cook who will try to catch him and roast him for Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey walks around tapping each child on the head and calling each child either "Gobble" or "Cook me!" As long as the turkey says, "Gobble," he or she is safe and continues to stay seated. When the turkey calls "Cook me!," the player tagged must jump up and chase the turkey around the circle. If the cook catches the turkey, the turkey must go sit in the center of the circle (the roasting pot). If the turkey sits in the cook's spot before the cook tags him, the turkey is safe, and the cook becomes the next turkey. *Variation: Duck, Duck, Turkey
Turkey Calling Contest
Have children make turkey squawking sounds and act like a turkey with pecking, arm flapping, and wattle walking.
Present each child with an award or prize for different categories such as: most like a turkey, loudest turkey, cutest wattle, etc.