Stuff The Turkey Thanksgiving Game For Kids

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

Stuff the Turkey Game – A 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.

If you are looking for a turkey game for your Thanksgiving holiday, then you have found the right place.

If you still need some great Thanksgiving Game ideas for your holiday fun then you might enjoy my posts on how to set up a Haystack Bowling Game – A fun outdoor game for fall and Thanksgiving, this fun Turkey Leg Ring Toss Game – uses a glow-in-the-dark necklace to ring the turkey leg, or a 10 Minute to Win It Thanksgiving Games -which is a Rip-roaring hilarious games to play with the whole family

Stuff the Turkey Thanksgiving Game to play

What I love about this Turkey Toss game…

  • it is easy to set up
  • this game provides endless hours of fun for the kids
  • it’s a great idea for Thanksgiving which is a hard holiday to find easy games for
  • a great Thanksgiving party game to play

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 or Tacky Glue (affiliate link)
  • White paper for onions
  • Brown paper for bread
  • Green paper for celery

Instructions:

VIDEO

Step One

  • If your bag has a lot of advertisements on it then you can slowly, and carefully turn it inside out
folding paper bag for Thanksgiving game

Step Two

  • 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
making paper turkey legs for turkey game

Step Three

  • 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 them to secure
stuff the turkey Thanksgiving game to play
  • Glue the turkey legs onto the big turkey bag
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  • Wad the pieces of paper up (the brown, white, and green) and glue them into balls, and other colors you have chosen to resemble what you put into your turkey stuffing – These will be what you throw into the turkey
  • Now…set the turkey up on a table, and let players take turns to Stuff that Turkey

Scoring in the Game

(Check out the game variation below)

Each player gets a turn at trying to get all of the stuffing balls into the turkey. The one that gets the most into the turkey wins

Expert Tips

  • make this game easier or more challenging by placing the bag, close, far away, high, or low to the ground
  • 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…
  • You’ll want to make it hard on the big kids by setting the turkey far enough away
  • You can set the turkey game up high, low, far away, or even blindfold the kids

Turkey Game Variations

Stuff the Turkey Toss Game

Make 3 Paper Bag Turkeys and divide players into 2 teams. Place all 3 turkey bags in a vertical line and assign the closest one worth one point, the middle one worth 2 points and the furthest away worth 3 points. Play the game similar to bean bag toss. Give each team 3 wadded pieces of paper of a certain color. For example, Team One would have white paper and Team Two would have brown. They should take turns trying to stuff the turkeys. The first team to get to 21 points wins the game

Can you Play the Turkey Game Indoors or is it only for Outdoors?

This Turkey Game can easily be played indoors or outdoors. It is perfect for any party and is easy to transport.

What ages are best for Stuff the Turkey Game

Kids, teens, and adults alike enjoy playing this Turkey Game

Where can I find Paper Bags for making this Turkey Game?

Paper bags are generally found at most grocery stores. All you have to do is ask. You can also order paper bags.

Here are my Top Amazon Picks for this Turkey Game

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Here’s the tacky glue I mentioned in the video – Beacon 3 in 1

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Watch My VIDEO on How to Make a Stuff the Turkey Game

Here’s the Printable Instructions

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Stuff The Turkey Game

A fun Thanksgivng Game to Play for all ages
Prep Time15 minutes
Active Time30 minutes
Author: Melissa Haines
Cost: $5

Materials

  • 1 large paper bag
  • 2 small brown paper bags
  • scrap pieces of paper or newspaper
  • 2 pieces of white tissue paper
  • Stapler
  • Low temp. glue gun and glue sticks
  • White paper for onions scrap paper or tissue paper
  • Brown paper for bread scrap paper or tissue paper
  • Green paper for celery scrap paper or tissue paper
  • any other color of tissue paper or scrap paper that you think will resemble an ingredient in your stuffing

Instructions

  • If there is advertisement on the bag, then carefully and slowly fold it inside out
  • Once you have your bag all set and ready to become a turkey, fold about 4 inches of the top down toward the inside of the bag
  • Take the two edges of the bag, and fold at a diagonal like you're wrapping a present
    folding paper bag for Thanksgiving game
  • Staple those two folds down
  • 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 them to secure
  • Glue the turkey legs onto the big turkey bag
  • wad up your colored paper of green, brown, white, and other colors you have chosen to resemble what you put into your turkey stuffing – These will be what you throw into the turkey

Notes

Game Variation IdeaΒ 

Stuff the Turkey Toss Game
Make 3 Paper Bag Turkeys and divide players into 2 teams.
Place all 3 turkey bags in a vertical line and assign the closest one worth 1 point, the middle one worth 2 points and the furthest away worth 3 points. Play the game similar to bean bag toss. Give each team 3 wadded pieces of paper of a certain color. For example, Team One would have white paper and Team Two would have brown.
They should take turns trying to stuff the turkeys. The first team to get to 21 points wins the game

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com
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This Post Has 19 Comments

  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. πŸ™‚

  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:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/stuff-the-turkey-game/

    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. πŸ™‚

      1. Jodi

        That was for sure the plan! Sharing is caring! πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ™‚

  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. πŸ™‚

  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. πŸ™‚

  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! πŸ¦ƒπŸ₯§β€οΈ

    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! πŸ¦ƒπŸ˜ 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.

  9. Shanita Schulte

    Just wanted to say thank you!

    1. Melissa Haines

      Thank YOU for coming back to say that. You are most welcome. Hope you enjoy it.