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Pin-the-Snood-on-the-Turkey Game for Thanksgiving Day by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Pin-the-Snood-on-the-Turkey Game Printable for Thanksgiving Day

By Brenda Ponnay

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was a really long boring day where my cousins and I had to entertain ourselves for what seemed like hours while the turkey cooked and Aunts squeezed our cheeks. Of course we didn’t have smart tablets or phones to play with then but I sure would have liked a Pin-the-Snood-on-the-Turkey Game back then.

If your family is planning on unplugging this holiday, maybe you would like a game like this, too?

Pin-the-Snood-on-the-Turkey Game for Thanksgiving Day by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

This game pretty much works like Pin-the-Tail-On-The-Donkey but you stick the snood on the turkey instead. What is a snood, you ask? Let me tell you!

I did some research on snoods (obviously) and it’s not a wattle, a doodle or a snoodle.  A Snood is the flap of skin that hangs over the top of the turkey’s beak and dangles down. The wattle is the skin that is attached to the neck. Good to know, right? This could be a teachable moment all rolled up in a fun activity.

Click through for some fun Thanksgiving Day printables.  Along with the Pin-the-Snood-on-the-Turkey Game printable, I also included some bonus “turkey” stickers too!

Pin-the-Snood-on-the-Turkey Game Printable for Thanksgiving by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

 

Click here for the Pin-the-Snood-on-the-Turkey Game Poster, available in two sizes: 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 17.

Click here for Snood stickers to pin on the game poster (and for some bonus “Happy Thanksgiving” turkey stickers).  Preferably, print out on sticker paper if you have it.  If not,  just attach with some double-stick tape.

Pin-the-Snood-on-the-Turkey Game (plus stickers) for Thanksgiving by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

I know you are going to kill me when you start cutting out the tiny little snoods. But it’s worth it! They are cute and fun! Or just hand it off to that teenager family member that needs something to do.

If you’ve played Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Donkey then you know how to play this game.  Otherwise, here’s how you play Pin-the-Snood-on-the-Turkey:

  1. Set up your Turkey game poster at kid head height
  2. Blindfold each child in turn
  3. Give them a snood sticker and then show them with your hands where the poster is. Let them feel it and get a good idea which direction they need to go.
  4. Then spin them around three times slowly and let them find their way back to the poster.
  5. When each child has taken a turn give a prize to whomever’s sticker is closest to the Turkey’s beak.

Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!

Find more Thanksgiving Crafts for kids here.

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Brenda Ponnay
About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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