It’s Thanksgiving day and the whole family is stuffed from eating the fabulous feast that you had prepared……now what???? I know, you have to watch a little football but if you are like me, I hate sitting there and staring at each other sleeping on the couch. Now it’s time to make some memories. Here is a list of super simple games that any age can participate in and it will be the Thanksgiving that will go down in the books as “Phenomenal”!
1. Cranberry race: Each player will need a needle threaded with an 12 inch strong thread. Make sure to put a know at the end. Each player will have a bowl full of cranberries and when you say “go” everyone starts to string the cranberries onto their thread. The first one to fill their string is the winner! You can tie the strings outside in the tree to give the birds a treat!
2. Michael Angelo turkey: Give each player a piece of paper and then they will try to tear the paper into the shape of a turkey, while holding the paper behind their backs!
3. Blue ribbon turkey: How well can you draw a turkey while holding the crayon with your toes?
4. Thanksgiving memory game: On a large tray place several objects that pertain to Thanksgiving. Show everyone the tray and then take it away and remove one item. Bring it back and see who can tell you what is missing. If they can’t, they are out! Repeat steps until you have a winner.
5. Count your blessings: Giving each player a stack of paper and then setting a timer, see who can write down the most blessings without repeating the same one.
6. Corn Pitching: You will need dry or plastic cobs of corn and baskets. Place the baskets across the room and see how many cobs of corn each player can get into the basket in 1 minute.
7. Turkey hunt: Hide pictures of turkeys all over the house. When you say “go” see how many turkeys can be found!
8. Pumpkin roll: You will need to 2 pumpkins and 2 sticks. The racers will line up on the starting line with the pumpkins and sticks in hand. The object of the game, is to get the pumpkin across the finish line first. No using hands or feet to navigate the pumpkin.
9. Turkey calling contest: See who is the best turkey! You can give each person a prize with a fun distinction: “cutest turkey”, “loudest”, “most likely to be spared”, etc..
10. Pumpkin head: Divide the group into pairs and give each pair a mini pumpkin. The team then needs to put the mini pumpkin in between their foreheads. The leader of the game will give commands like “jump” “walk” “dance”, etc.. The team needs to fulfill these commands without dropping the pumpkin. Last team standing, wins!
11. Pillowcase races: Let the kids race as they hop and gobble to the finish line. Trust me, they will love this!