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Thread: Tom the Turkey Right Left Thanksgiving Game

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    Tom the Turkey Right Left Thanksgiving Game

    We like to play the right left game at Christmas time with our family. This time my granddaughter called last night and asked if we could play it today after dinner.
    I didn't find but one boring story online so I wrote my own. My DGD Rachel (10) read the story this time and she did a great job of it.

    To play the game you need presents enough for each person to have one. Pass out the presents. As the story is read when it says Right you pass the present right and when it says left you pass it left. It can be hilarious as everyone tries to keep up with which way the presents are supposed to go.
    When the story ends everyone opens the present they ended up with. this time my mom wrapped up some fun Christmas ornaments she was going to pass out to them today anyway. so when Rachel asked to play the game it gave Mom the perfect way to hand them out.

    Here is my story I wrote last night.

    Tom Turkey

    Thanksgiving was coming and right now Tom the turkey was worried! He left his house and turned right at the corner of the hen house. He needed to see if his girlfriend Tina was right at home in the left nest box on the right side of the far wall. He had left her there last night and right now he needed to talk to her right away!

    There were rumors flying left and right around the barnyard that turkeys didn’t have much time left! He had the right to find out.
    The rooster told Tom he was right to be worried! The farmer was selling all the left over turkeys to the butcher right after he put the ones he wanted right in his own freezer.

    That left Tom and Tina only one right option! They must leave right away.

    Tom and Tina left the henhouse and right then Tom had a thought. If they left right now no one would know they had left until right after supper time tonight. Right when he started to open the left side of the barn door he ran right into his friend Angus the cat who’s right ear drooped due to a fight he had lost. Angus showed them the right hole to use to get under the right side of the barnyard fence.

    When they left they knew it was the right thing to do. Tom and Tina lived a long life and were left alone to raise their babies right in the timber where the turkey kids ran right and left as they learned to fly away. Which left Tom and Tina feeling they had raised their kids right!

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    Cute story and it sounds like fun. I am sure there was lots of laughing and juggling going on right and left at your house. Hope you had some turkey left... I am going to bed right now!! See you tomorrow. ();-)

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    This is a great game and I love your story! Sounds like fun with the family.

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    That is a very cute story, I do the right and left game for my church. But I do not have a gift for everyone!!!! I do it at our Christmas Party. Got any good stories for Christmas to share?

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    I've never heard of the left right game. Next time we have the kids and grandkids together , maybe we can try it. Thanks for sharing.

    It sounds like ya'll had a lot of fun.

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    Do you have one for Christmas, we played the game at quilt camp and is always a great time. We lined up in 2 lines facing each other and sometimes you had to pass the gift to the one 'across' from you. So a game for Christmas would be great to have.

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    Thanks for a great idea!

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    Thanks for the great game ideas will be trying them out this year.

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    I do have several for Christmas I can print off and send you if you like. I think we have a Rudolf one and I know there are at least a couple of the Wright family stories. There are lots of them online if you just search Right and Left games.
    There is one for Valentine's day too.

    I am going to see if I can write one for Christmas that will include my family in the story. I might write a few and post them online for anyone who wants them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    I do have several for Christmas I can print off and send you if you like. I think we have a Rudolf one and I know there are at least a couple of the Wright family stories. There are lots of them online if you just search Right and Left games.
    There is one for Valentine's day too.

    I am going to see if I can write one for Christmas that will include my family in the story. I might write a few and post them online for anyone who wants them.
    Imissed the thanksgiving ones. I would love a Christmas one in time to do for the holidays. Pleas do post it.

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    What a great game! I had never heard of it. Looking forward to trying it with my group. And I love your story.

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    Our old Extension Homemakers' Club ladies would have loved it.

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    Mom and I have been on the lookout all year for small gifts to use for this year's Christmas game. I picked up some fishing lures for a $1 a piece on sale for the guys and some hotwheels for the little ones. We are thinking this year of having some wrapped with guy paper and some wrapped for the ladies and some for the kids. so whatever you end up with you can trade to get one for your type of gift.

    We had everyone bring a gift one year and then last year we decided to do something that would be silly and fun to open so I found a bunch of fun hand held games like a mini board with ball game and some small puzzles and a sherrif's badge and spinning tops and so on in the kid's party favors section at Walmart. We sacked up about 5 small games or toys in a sack and wrapped them. One sack per person. We had 28 sacks last year. It was so much fun!

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