T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L Memory Race

A Thanksgiving themed game idea

Materials needed: Three to five sets of the T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L Memory Game (one per team)

Divide students into three to five teams and have each team form a line. Make print outs of Handout 1 (with the letters T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L), one set for each team that you will have in play. For example, if you have five teams, you will need five of each letter. Mix up all the letters and place them face down all over the floor over your playing area.  

To play, the first player from each team runs to find one of the letters from the word, THANKFUL. They should find the T first, then the H, and so on. Each player can turn over one letter per turn. If it’s not the correct letter, they need to turn it back over and run back to their team, tagging the next player to go. If they find the correct letter, they take it back to their team and tag off to the next player in line. Have each team lay the letters out on the ground as they collect each one and begin to spell out the word THANKFUL. Play continues like this until all teams complete the word.

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