A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

Every November I play the Turkey Game with my classes. I made it up based on a song in an old music book given to me by my aunt on my first birthday titled “The Turkeys Run Away.”

“With a wobble, wobble, wobble and a gobble, gobble, gobble

all the turkeys spread their feathers on Thanksgiving Day!

When they see the farmer coming all the turkeys start a running

and they say “You cannot catch us” on Thanksgiving Day!

I am the farmer and I chase the students as they run from one side of the room to the other.

Anyone I catch becomes a farmer with me.

This year we are doing most of our singing outside – one of the many adjustments to teaching during a pandemic.

It’s really not so bad – except for the holes in the field and the fire ants.

So I guess that means that the turkey song counts as a multi-purpose activity – a chasing game and an obstacle course.