Here’s a quick and easy Thanksgiving game that we play to review shapes and colors. (Do I overuse “quick and easy”? I’m sensing a theme to my lesson planning!) I tape cards 8 different bales of hay to my easel, like this:
They take turns guessing where the turkey is hiding. “Let’s look under the red circle,” “Let’s look under the purple triangle,” etc. It’s very exciting to find him, of course!
I like to follow this game with another one of our favorite turkey books, Run, Turkey, Run by Diane Mayr.
In this story, Turkey tries to act like the other farm animals– rolling in the mud with the pigs, swimming with the ducks, eating in the barn with the horses– so the farmer will not notice him. Do you think his plan works?
Download your copy of “Turkey in the Hay” here:
It is just one of the 8 awesome Circle Time lessons included in our Thanksgiving unit.
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