Stuff The Turkey Thanksgiving Game For Kids

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Stuff The Turkey Game is an easy-to-make game that is a Thanksgiving Game for Kids. It’s a fun fall game and is the perfect game for your Thanksgiving parties. It’s so, so super simple to make, and a lot of fun for everyone.

Stuff the Turkey Thanksgiving Game to play

Stuff the Turkey – Thanksgiving Game for Kids

Boy oh boy, my kids have plum worn out this turkey bag. They have thrown stuffing (paper balls) into it for three days now. They just don’t get tired of it.

Stuff the Turkey Thanksgiving Game to play

Things I love about this game…

  • easy to set up
  • endless hours of fun for the kids
  • a great idea for Thanksgiving

Stuff the Turkey Game. Perfect for preschool or elementary school Thanksgiving parties! This is so easy to make, and the kids have a blast stuffing the turkey! -

Tips and Tricks for setting up or playing this Thanksgiving game:

  • make this game easier or more challenging by placing the bag, close, far away, high or low
  • stuffing has a lot of different ingredients that you can find paper to represent – white for onion, brown for bread, green for celery, red for cranberries, etc…

It's a fun Stuff the Turkey Game for a fun Thanksgiving Game - Perfect for preschool or elementary school. The kids love it, and it's easy to make!

More Thanksgiving Games to Try

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Turkey Leg Ring Toss Game – Use glow-in-the-dark necklaces to ring the turkey leg

10 Minute to Win It Thanksgiving Games – Rip-roaring hilarious games to play with the whole family

Are you ready to play this fun fall game? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need…

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • 1 large paper bag
  • 2 small brown paper bags
  • scrap pieces of paper or newspaper
  • 2 pieces of white tissue paper
  • Stapler
  • Warm glue gun and glue sticks
  • White paper for onions, brown paper for bread, green paper for celery




stuff the turkey Thanksgiving game to play

  • My bag had a LOT of advertisement on it, so I slowly, and carefully turned it inside out
  • Once you have your bag all set and ready to become a turkey, fold the top down toward the inside of the bag. Make the fold about 4 inches long
  • Take the two front edges of the bag, and fold them in like you’re wrapping a present
  • Staple those two folds down

Stuff the Turkey Game. Perfect for preschool or elementary school Thanksgiving parties! This is so easy to make, and the kids have a blast stuffing the turkey! -

  • Take your scrap pieces of paper and wad them up
  • Stuff the bottom of the 2 small brown bags with the wadded-up paper
  • Place the ends of the white tissue paper down into the bags with only the end peaking out about 1-2 in.
  • Twist the top of the bags around and glue or staple to secure
  • Glue the turkey legs onto the big turkey bag
  • Wad the pieces of paper up (the brown, white, and green) and glue them into balls
  • ย  Now…set the turkey up on a table, and stuff it! You’ll want to make it hard on the big kids.
  • *You can set up high, low, far away, or even blindfold the kids. ๐Ÿ˜‰

~Melissa –


Stuff the Turkey Game. Perfect for preschool or elementary school Thanksgiving parties! This is so easy to make, and the kids have a blast stuffing the turkey! -

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  1. Linda Smith

    This was so creative and a must do for my class. Thank you for sharing . I am following you from here out.

    1. Melissa

      Wow! I’m honored! Thank you. I hope your class enjoys it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Cindy deRosier

    I’m the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your cool game! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we’d love for you to submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can get one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a great project idea!

  3. Jodi Camacho

    This is such a cute idea! I’m just getting started blogging and am doing a small series on Thanksgiving activities. (We kind of give Thanksgiving the bum’s rush, I think.) I’m wanting to do an activity roundup of clever things like this. Do you mind if I use it? Obviously I’ll make sure to give credit where credit is due!

    1. Melissa

      Of course! I would love it, if you would share an image and a link back. Let me know when you go live, so I can hop over and see your fun post! Good luck to you in the blogging world. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Jodi

        That was for sure the plan! Sharing is caring! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I will let you know! My blog is live now, but I’ll send you a link when I get my Thanksgiving activity roundup together this week!

        1. Melissa

          That sounds perfect! Thank you for including me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Courtney

    Ok love this idea so much I posted a shot on our company’s instagram and tagged your website to visit.

    1. Melissa

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate the compliment and the share. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Janet L Valentine

    How do they get the stuffing to play. do you hide it and they have to find one of each to play and no trading?

    1. Melissa

      I hand them out to the kids. I give them the wadded up paper and they have a contest to see who can get the most into the turkey. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Ginny

    That’s nice little idea. I definitely have to try it this thanks giving.

  7. Nicole

    This is such an amazing idea! I just made 4 of them for our little ones this Thanksgiving! Thanks so much! ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฅงโค๏ธ

    1. Melissa

      I’m so glad that you came back to let me know that you are planning on playing the game. That makes me so happy. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving – Stuffing the turkey!

  8. Debra

    What a creative idea! I love it and will do it with my sons every year from now on! Thank you! Quick question, was this a regular sized grocery paper bag? It seems bigger than the Publix bags at our local grocery. Do you have a recommendation for which bag you used, please? Hopefully I can find a similar size! No one wants a skinny turkey! ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks again!

    1. Melissa

      LOL! I agree with the skinny turkey. I used a regular-sized paper bag from a grocery store called ALDI. I’m not sure if you have that particular grocery chain in your neck of the woods. I would assume it would be about the same size as Publix’s.