Go Turkeys Go!
A Thanksgiving Comparing Numbers Game
This is a game that works with comparing numbers and is fun to play. ‘Go Turkeys Go!’ is fun to use during the Thanksgiving season. Use it in a math station, math group, or whole class. If you use it for whole group, give the children a 0 – 9 spinner so that they can spin to compare numbers instead of needing so many cards.
Two children pair up. They need a game board to share, turkey number cards, unifix cubes, or some other type of marker. There is a recording sheet to use if desired.
The 2 children will draw a turkey number card and compare the 2 numbers. The child that has the greatest number places a cube in the box under the racecar. The child that has the greatest number after comparing, writes the 2 numbers on the lines, circles the greater number, and draws ‘X’ on the number that shows less than. The recording sheet doesn’t have to be used, especially if a teacher stays with the group playing. If they draw the same number they can either both move their cube up, or draw again. If a child draws a turkey with a gas can, he/she loses and the other child moves their cube up.The child that moves their cube up, writes their number on the line and a happy face on the other. If a child draws a turkey with a trophy, he/she wins the set and moves his/her cube up.The child that moves their cube up, writes the other child’s number on the line and a happy face on the other. Play continues until a child reaches the last box.