Remember the Boo! game I mentioned last month? This is the same game, but with a Thanksgiving twist! My daughter loved the game so much, I knew we had to make a Thanksgiving version (I have a feeling we may be doing versions of this for quite awhile). I found some turkey clipart and made some cards with it. SHE then wrote the sight words on the back (Her idea that I loved! Think of the learning and application going on!). We chose a few cards to be our “gobble” cards.
1. Make a bunch of Thanksgiving-themed cards (turkeys, Pilgrims, Indians, corn, etc). I used clipart and cut mine into squares. You could die-cut turkeys or another Thanksgiving shape.
2. Put a letter, sight word, number, math fact, etc. on most of the cards.
3. Write “Gobble!” on the remaining cards.
Game: (we play this for homework each night; this would be a great “centers” game for a classroom)
1. Lay the cards out, upside-down.
2. The kids take turns drawing the cards one at a time, reading whatever is on the card. If they get it correct, they keep the card and go again.
3. If they get the card wrong, it goes back into the middle, and their turn ends.
4. If they draw a “Gobble!” card, they shout, “Gobble! Gobble!!” and their turn ends. (They LOVE getting “Gobble!” cards)
5. Play until all the cards are gone.
**(If you’re doing this another time of year, choose a different shape, popsicle sticks in a can, etc. You could also choose a different word other than “GOBBLE!” It’s fun to do action words, like “jump,” and have them do that action when the word is drawn.)