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Thanksgiving games tokeep little pilgrims happy content on Than As the holidays approach, little chil- a handkerchief. Gather your friends real is a cow it will moo and remain there tends to be a lot of people | dren get anxious. Here are some games into a circle anti, pass the handkerchief where it is. This goes on until the pil- relatively small space. that will take only a few minutes to from person to person while you play grim has had five chances to fred a Manners, in delight your children and, hopefully, music, turkey, this, are imperative and here isJ calm their anticipation a bit. You can also recite this poem: Send the other pilgrims out to hunt way to positively reinforce thegt "I'm Thankful Bingo" is a game that "Thankerchief, handkerchief, around giving them the same five chances to some dried beans on hand along1 mimics regular Bingo. You will need you go. Where you'll stop, we don't fred a turkey. After all of the pilgrims some paper cups. four to eight blank 4x6 index cards, a know. But when you do, someone must have had their turn, figure out the Put each guest's name on black marker and kernels of corn. say, what we are thankful for this day" score using the following guide.Each time someone Start by making your bingo cards. When you stop the music, the recipi- If the pilgrims found t'we turkeys, or displays some You will need four horizontal lines, ent, the last person left holding the they will have a super feast. If they a bean in the On the top line write, "I'm Thankful," handkerchief, tells of something or found four turkeys, they will have no of the family dinner, then divide the lower portion into 12 someone for whom they are thankful, second helpings, day, count the beans in equal-sized rectangles. For the "Hunting Turkeys" game, If they found three turkeys, they present the winner with an Think of 16-20 Thanksgiving words you will need several slips of paper will have turkey sandwiches. If they ate prize. and write one in each rectangle. As you with the word "turkey" written on found only two turkeys, they will have These games are fm write the word on the card, write it on them. On some other slips of paper, to eat TV dinners, family. And they can a piece of paper, write the names of other easily recog- With one turkey, they will have to other holidays, as well. But Put the small papers in a box. nized animals, eat turkey soup. If they have nothkig about these Choose a person to be the caller and Pick a few children to be the pil- turkeys, they will have no supper, don't need batteries or c start playing "I'm Thankful Bingo." As grims and tell the rest of the clan they "Saying 'Thank You' Counts" is the a little imagination. the caller calls out a word, use a corn will be animals. Have all of the kids in last game. When families get together, kernel to mark the space ff you have the clan draw names and spread the wordonyourcard, throughout theroom. World has many ways of The first person to reach bingo (all Then tell the East pilgrim to go words in a row covered--across, dlago- "hunting." The pilgrim should walk up nally or down) becomes the winner and to an animal and say, "Gotcha." The tradition of giving thanksthankful for their first true the next caller. If the animal is a turkey it will gob- extended beyond the pilgrims in and the life they had "The Thankerchief Game" requires ble and go with the pilgrim. If the ani- America. While the pilgrims were $qm 11uml Accessories and Add Ons Hardware & Accessories Software - preschool learning Scanners programs to business applications Net Camera USB hubs Wireless Keyboards & Mice Printers & Supplies CDRW's e Speakers DVD Drives Not sure what to get someone? Special ord.ers available - we will gladly order your selection. Order before December 11 How about a gift certificatel, to be here for Christmas. III ;ItflUILLE i EarthLInk"