Top 10 Thanksgiving Games For Preschoolers/Toddlers

Thanksgiving Games For Preschoolers

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Do you have toddlers coming over for the Thanksgiving party? Are you looking for some Thanksgiving games for preschoolers, but haven’t managed to come up with any ideas? Well, don’t worry! Momjunction is here to help you. Read on to find more about it!

The first thing that comes to children’s mind when they hear about Thanksgiving is food and television! Besides, food and T.V., Thanksgiving is also the time to get together with friends and family. And if you have a gang of toddlers coming to the party, you have to get some games going. So here are 10 great Thanksgiving games that toddlers can play and enjoy with each other!

Thanksgiving Games For Preschoolers:

1. Pass The Corn:

Thanksgiving Games For Preschoolers - Pass The Corn

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You Will Need:

  • Corncobs

How To:

  1. Divide the kids into two teams. Tell them to form two lines.
  1. As you call out ‘go’, tell the kids to pass the corn cob to each other. The catch is that the players have to use any part of the body, except the hands.
  1. If the corn touches the ground, the kid has to go back to the beginning of the line.
  1. The team that manages to get the corn to the end of the line at the fastest time will win the game.

2. Turkey Strut:

Thanksgiving Games For Preschoolers - Turkey Strut

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You Will Need:

  • Masking Tape
  • Music player

How To:

  1. Make turkey footprints all over the floor using the pieces of masking tape.
  1. As you play the music, the kids have to pretend to be turkeys and strut all around the room.
  1. When the music stops, the little turkeys have to find the appropriate footprints to stand on.
  1. Play the music again and have the turkeys strut around the room.

Isn’t this a lovely thanksgiving games for toddlers?

3. The Dinner Game:

Thanksgiving Games For Preschoolers - The Dinner Game

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You Will Need:

  • Nothing

How To:

  1. Have the kids sit in a circle. Tell the first player to start the game by saying “At the Thanksgiving feast, I like to eat pumpkin pie”.
  1. The player next to him has to repeat, “At the Thanksgiving feast, I like to eat pumpkin pie” and add another dish. For example “At the Thanksgiving feast, I like to eat pumpkin pie and turkey”.
  1. Continue all around the circle with each player reciting the dishes in the exact order.
  1. The kid who makes the mistake has to slide out of the circle and move to the front. The last person who correctly recites the Thanksgiving menu will be the winner.

4. Twenty Questions:

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You Will Need:

  • 20 paper turkey feather cutout

How To:

  1. Have the kids sit in a circle. Now choose a player to select something or someone in mind related to Thanksgiving.
  1. One player will say, “I’m thinking about place, person or thing”. The other participant has to guess what it is by asking twenty questions. The first player can answer only in ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
  1. Keep the track of the score with the help of turkey feathers. Each time the player asks a question, you remove the feather from the pile.

5. Thankerchief:

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You Will Need:

  • A handkerchief

How To:

  1. Arrange the kids in a circle. Tell them to pass around a handkerchief while reciting the poem in unison:

Thankerchief, thankerchief, around you go –

Where you’ll stop, nobody knows.

But when you do, someone must say,

what they are thankful for this day.

  1. The player who holds the handkerchief at the end of the poem will have to say aloud, which thing they are most thankful for. Continue the game until every child gets a turn. This is a one of the exciting preschool thanksgiving games.

6. Turkey Walk:

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You Will Need:

  • A Music player

How To:

  1. Play the music of your choice, (must be related to the holidays) and encourage the kids to move like
  • Little turkeys
  • Fat turkeys
  • Tired turkeys
  • Scared turkeys
  • Happy turkeys and so on
  1. The funny dance movements by kids will elicit loud giggles.

7. Pumpkin Hunt:

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You Will Need:

  • Small sized pumpkins

How To:

  1. Hide the pumpkins in different corners of the house.
  1. At the call of ‘go’, tell kids to find the pumpkin. Set the timer to 3 minutes.
  1. The child who finds the most number of pumpkins in the assigned time will be the winner.

8. Corn Pitching:

Thanksgiving Games For Preschoolers - Corn Pitching

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You Will Need:

  • Corn kernels
  • A large bowl

How To:

  1. Place the corn bowl on a table and make the kids stand at a distance of 4 feet.
  1. Give each toddler six corn kernels and have them take turns pitching the corn kernels into the bowl.
  1. Keep a track of how many kernels go inside the bowl. The kid who tosses the maximum number of kernels is the winner.

9. Find The Turkey:

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You Will Need:

  • A Stuffed Turkey

How To:

  1. Hide a stuffed turkey somewhere in the house. If you don’t have a stuffed turkey, then dress a doggy or a teddy as a turkey.
  1. Now have all the kids search for the turkey.
  1. The kid who finds the turkey gets to hide it again.

10. Who’s Got The Turkey:

Thanksgiving Games For Preschoolers - Who’s Got The Turkey

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You Will Need:

  • 9 autumn leaf tokens
  • 1 turkey token

How To:

  1. Make the children sit in a circle and tell them to pass around the tokens.
  1. Choose a kid sitting in the middle of the circle to find the turkey token.
  1. Give each player three chances and then pass it on to another child.
  1. Reshuffle the tokens if the player finds the turkey. Continue the game as mentioned above.

These thanksgiving games for toddlers will keep them busy while you entertain the older guests. Make sure you appoint an adult to monitor over the kids. Which game are you planning to include for this year’s Thanksgiving party? Tell us below.

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