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Turkey Hunt

If you are looking for something to do with that extra turkey left over from Thanksgiving, play this game and every one of your students will have a blast!

Buy a frozen turkey and thaw it “some.” Buy a cheap box of rubber gloves, so that every student gets a pair (just in case). Before the game, hide the turkey somewhere on the church property (inside or outside).

To start the game, form teams of 3-5 by counting the kids off (we did NOT let them pick their own teams to keep it fair). When you say go, each team runs out of the “barn” (youth room) with their arms linked together. They must keep their arms linked during the WHOLE game, or else they are out. In other words, they are not allowed to split up.

When a team finds the turkey, a RUBBER-GLOVED MEMBER of the team picks it up and runs back to the “barn” gobbling all the way. If another team intercepts them, that team gets the turkey and wins the prize.

Have a cool group prize for the winning team.

NOTE: If you have a really, really big group, you may want to use several turkeys. If that is the case, you will need to tell them how many turkeys there are.

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   Jimmy         11/30/2014 7:56:15 AM

I played this last year and it was a lot of fun. But, it was a bigger hit than I thought, because this year the group asked to play it again! We played outdoors in the evening and they really got into it.

   Vicki         10/3/2012 7:07:59 PM

The youth loved the game, they "tried" to run all over the sanctuary and foyer with the lights dimmed down to find the turkey. When the team finally found the turkey it was like a feeding frenzy with all the teams trying to get to the Bird. They enjoyed it so much that we had to hide the turkey again and let the do it again. The 1st time they were in groups of 4 the 2nd time they we in pairs.


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