Pin-the-Snood-on-the-Turkey Game for Thanksgiving
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?
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!
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.
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:
- Set up your Turkey game poster at kid head height
- Blindfold each child in turn
- 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.
- Then spin them around three times slowly and let them find their way back to the poster.
- 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!
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