Sunday, November 4, 2012

Shoot the Turkey/Pluck the Turkey

Variation 1:  Shoot the Turkey
I have done this activity the past 3 years & it is a definite crowd pleaser.  Be warned it can get a little rowdy!

You will need:
A paper turkey
Paper feathers with gospel topics written on them
A Nerf gun

Have a child come up & take a shot at Thomas E. Normous using the Nerf gun... I used the name tag in the middle of my turkey for the target.  If they hit the target, they get to pluck a feather.  Have the child think of a primary song that corresponds with the feather they chose.

Here is a list of potential topics & songs:
Holy Ghost - The Holy Ghost p. 105
Eternal Life - I Lived in Heaven p. 4
Savior/Example - Jesus Once was a Little Child p. 55 or I'm Trying to be Like Jesus p.78
Atonement - He Sent His Son p. 34
Baptism - Baptism p. 100 or When I am Baptized p.103
Happiness - If You're Happy & You Know It p. 266
Friends - Here We Are Together p. 261
Church - The Church of Jesus Christ p. 77
Primary Songs - The child's favorite primary song
Testimony - The Church of Jesus Christ p. 77 or I am a Child of God p. 1
Knowledge - The Wise Man & the Foolish Man p. 281
Prophets - Latter Day Prophets p. 134 or Follow the Prophet p. 110
Health/Bodies - The Lord Gave me a Temple p. 153 or Hinges p. 277
Prayer - Children All Over the World p. 16
Eternal Family - Families Can be Together Forever p. 188
Nature - Popcorn Popping p. 242 or Once There was a Snowman p. 249
Heavenly Father - My Heavenly Father Loves Me p. 228

Variation 2:  Pluck the Turkey

Simply have a child come up & pick a feather off the turkey.  You can have topics written on the feathers or have blank feathers so the child can say something they are thankful for.  Either way, sing a song that corresponds.