After reading A Turkey For Thanksgiving we conducted a turkey race!
In the story the turkey tries running from the group so our turkeys were running to see who's turkey would get away.
The first race we rolled a die and moved that many spaces.
We used the finger movement method. You place your finger in front of the turkey, then move/jump the turkey to the other side of you finger. Thus 1 move.
There was counting and patience involved for this type of racing.
We played this until we had a winner.
If we rolled a 1 though we were stuck in the mud for that round.
Next we tried blowing the turkeys.
This was a much more fun way to race the turkey's. There was much more movement for the kids. They raced this was a few times.
Cheap, quick, and fun! Perfect thanksgiving activity! :)