Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 19 - Thanksgiving Preparations

Racing Turkeys
Originally uploaded by Pictures by Ann
Today, Sophia, Olivia, and I spent time preparing for Thanksgiving. One of the projects we worked on today was a game that I saw in "Family Fun" magazine a couple years ago.

The turkeys that are to the right are the six that will be "racing" down a game board that the girls and I are making. There are six columns (one per turkey) and 11 rows. The object of the game is to bet on the turkey that wins.

Someone takes 5 dice and shakes them. The numbers on the dice are called. The turkeys in the columns that correspond to the numbers move forward. The dice are shaken again and until a turkey crosses the finish line.

Not sure what the winner will get...candy corn, perhaps?

The turkeys are made from a cardboard tube (they're 1 1/2 inches tall). The faces, beaks, and snood are hand-drawn and cut from construction paper. The tail feathers are cut from scrapbooking paper.

Once we finish the game board, I'll post a picture of it. It's rather large...considering the size of each of the turkeys.