Looking for a turkey game to play with your preschoolers?
This turkey game for preschool is about to put Spider Dots in its place. From Halloween to Thanksgiving, the fun activities for kids keep on coming.
And who doesn’t need some turkey in our lives? Even us vegetarians can make room. (wink, wink)
So let’s spice up with this super quick and easy Turkey Trot Breakfast Invitation.
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This turkey game was SUPER simple to make.
In fact, it took approximately three minutes. – NO JOKE.
The longest part of the setup is remembering where you put your Thanksgiving decorations and tchotchkes. – Anyone else uses that word?
Don’t already own dice? No worries. I’ve got you. See below in our supply list, or make your own as we did for our movement dice here!
There are SO MANY important math skills being introduced here:
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted.
I know this sounds like a simple concept. But this is something that must be taught and, most importantly, practiced.
Because number sense difficulty increases rapidly! Spend the first four years on numbers 1-10.
Touch as you count each item.
Say the number name aloud as you point to the object.
Take a group of objects. Count them. Now mix them all up. Count them again. Show that the group of five is still a group of five even when the objects are rearranged.
Build quick number recognition. Work with dice and dominoes, so the total amount becomes automatically recognized.
Casually expose your preschoolers now so that this sounds familiar to them when they walk into Kindergarten!
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Both boys jumped right into this Thanksgiving Breakfast Invitation!
In fact, we’ve already played three times. My oldest (almost five years old) LOVES games, and my middle (3.5 years old) needs some counting reinforcement. This game goes great with the book and our activity for Turkey Trouble.
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Then I added dot stickers in a game board arrangement. Added arrows to show the movement.
Since my boys are nonreaders, I also added a star to show the starting place.
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