SaveTheTurkeyKeyboardVersionSave the Turkey_Keyboard Version

Mr. Turkey here. My boss, Susan Paradis, made another version of the popular game, Save the Turkey. I think it’s a great game, because what’s better than a turkey? By better, I mean handsome and smart, not tasty. Anyways, play this game just like the other Save the Turkey games, which I don’t have time to link to. But you can do a search and find them.

I’ve noticed that when Susan plays this game with young children she does something odd.  Sometimes, if it is her turn, she tells them if they can run to the piano and play the key on her card, they can take her turn. And all this time I thought she knew her piano keys.  Maybe if she plays this game enough she will learn them! Meanwhile, she has to ask the children to help her out.

Click on the link (under my handsome picture!) to print the cards. There is only one page and it doesn’t use much ink. Take it from me, Mr. Turkey, this is a fast game that children love!


Shuffle the cards and put them in a stack on the table. Be sure the Turkey card is not near the top. The Skip a Turn cards should be evenly distributed. Player one draws a card and identifies the symbol.  As long as they answer the card correctly, they continue to draw until they draw a Skip a Turn card. Then the teacher (player 2) does the same thing. Whoever draws the Turkey card has “saved the turkey” and is the winner. The game is short, so the cards can be shuffled and played again.

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7 thoughts to “Save The Turkey – Keyboard Version

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  • Paulr

    Love this game!

  • Luke Bartolomeo

    Found this just in time to use with my 4 & 5 yr old class today. Susan to the rescue once again!
    Have a great holiday!

    With much gratitude, – Luke

  • Robbin

    Thanks so much, Susan! I can’t believe the way you churn this stuff out. I am very thankful for you and all your hard work. My students love your games.

    • Susan Paradis

      Robbin, when there is only 1 page, it’s a lot faster to make. Glad you like it!

  • Whitney

    Thank you so much for making this! We played your game yesterday and I just “helped” my beginners when they drew cards with things they didn’t know. This will be perfect for my young students tomorrow.

    As always, thank you for sharing your wonderful products. Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Susan Paradis

      Whitney, and the great thing about that (“helping”) is that we are really just teaching them the words in a fun way. Then when they get to them in their book or music, they feel so smart because they already know it!


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