My Roll-a-Games have been pretty popular and I often get requests for holiday versions. I’ve put together a Build a Robot, Roll a Reindeer, Roll a Jack-O-Lantern and Roll a Bunny. Today I’m sharing a Roll a Turkey Children’s Game! These learning games are quick and easy to play, help younger kids develop their math and motor skills and even K-3 graders enjoy playing them!
To play the game print off the 2 page pdf that is available for download below. Save the file to your computer and open in Adobe Reader.
Cut out the body parts of the turkey.
How to Play
Using a die – if you don’t have one you can also Google “Roll a Die” and it will give you an electronic die – simply roll and then match the number that you rolled with the number on the game board. Place the body part on the board and pass the die to the next player. Continue to roll until the turkey is complete. Whoever finishes first, wins. This game can also be played non-competitively as a single player game.
Once the game is done, glue the turkey into place as a fun craft activity. Glue it to the game board or on another piece of paper and add in scenery to complete the artwork.
The first time my daughter played the Roll a Turkey Children’s Game she rolled everything but a 1, so she had everything but the body. She thought this was HILARIOUS and said it looked like a bird with crazy hair.
I’ve been receiving messages from special educators and therapists that use these printables in their sessions and I LOVE hearing that. I made these for fun with my kids, but to hear they are being used as a teaching tool makes my heart swell! I hope you and your kids (or students!) enjoy.
Download the Printable Turkey Game in pdf format
Free for personal use. Do not alter.
If you’re looking for another Thanksgiving themed preschool game, check out this Thanksgiving Feast Children’s Game! It teaches number recognition and counting and is fun to play.
Awesome !! Thanks a lot.
Thanks for the wonderful idea. We added it to our Facebook Girls Love STEAM – Thanksgiving Days of STEAM – Day 5 Math. Have a great holiday!
Thank you for this fun game. This will be fun to play on Thanksgiving day!
When the player rolls, are they the only one that adds a piece to their turkey? Or is it everyone who has that piece of turkey that places it. Thank you for the help! I’m sure i’m making it more complicated than it is. Also, thank you for offering such a cute Thanksgiving game!!
Oh, ha ha! I think I understand it now!
Yay! I hope the kids enjoy it. 😉
I have the same question as STACEY. I’m unable to see your answer to her. Can you help? I can’t wait to play this with my grandkids on Thanksgiving!
It depends how you want to play. If everyone has their own turkey, then it’s more about just playing themselves – roll and place. If you want to play competitively, then there is only one game board and the person that completes the turkey first, wins. Youngest goes first!
these are great ideas! Thanks for sharing. My grandson will love it! so will his whole classroom
I love this idea and would like to use it in my library with K-2nd graders. My only issue is that some of the turkey parts look pretty hard to cut out for smaller hands that are still building up their cutting skills. I thought about ore-cutting the pieces for them, but that would so time consuming to do for 6 classes of 30 kids.
My kids were K-2 when we played these games. They cut the pieces themselves. They weren’t perfect, at all. But they worked. I did assist with the very small pieces if they asked.
But yes, I can imagine 150+ kids would be a lot! Can you reuse them, rather than give each kid their own?
Thank you! Can’t wait to use this with my boys this year. 🙂