A fun Thanksgiving tradition that helps you get all your leftover Halloween candy out of the house! Help fatten up your Thanksgiving turkey with this super fun Hungry Thanksgiving Turkey Activity and printable! Just download, print, and play!
Hey friends! I’m excited to share this fun activity with you guys today! Each year, after Halloween, one of my favorite traditions is putting candy out for the Hungry Thanksgiving Turkey! I love Halloween, but I do not love the crazy amounts of candy that my kids collect! I let my kids enjoy it for a little over a week, but then I get sick of finding wrappers all over the place! Que, the Hungry Thanksgiving Turkey Activity. I am not one to spend a ton of time decorating and celebrating for Thanksgiving, but I do like to do a few fun activities! Generally, most of them are printable and super quick and easy! Just like this one!
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WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY
Isn’t this the question that goes through all parent’s heads about a week after Halloween? Today I am sharing a super fun and easy printable activity that is going to solve this problem for you! I’m sure you guys are going to love it!
HOW DOES THE HUNGRY THANKSGIVING TURKEY WORK?
Download the Hungry Turkey Printable below! Print it out on your home printer on regular printer paper or cardstock!
Then stick the printable out on the front porch with a bucket!
Then we have the Hungry Thanksgiving Turkey stop by and leave his printable plea for candy! We tried a few different ways to delivered it! I’ve just left it on the doorstep for a kid to discover. I’ve also “mailed” it with a bag. But, my kid’s favorite was the year that it was doorbell ditched!
Before they put out their candy, I let them go through and choose one piece of candy per day for the rest of November. Then, all the rest of it, they give to the Hungry Thanksgiving Turkey!
What do you do with the candy that Hungry Turkey gathers?
I like to find a hiding spot in the house where I put it! Then I usually pull out a bowl of candy for family movie nights that we have during the upcoming Holiday season! If you’re worried the kids will catch on, then buy a small bag of a variety candy bars and mix it in with their Halloween candy!
Another idea is to use all the candy in Holiday treats! Chop up the candy bars and use them as ice cream toppings, in shakes, in hot chocolate, or in baked goods!
Some of the candy may work perfect to use as decorations on Gingerbread houses! So, save those out!
KIDS THANKSGIVING ACTIVITY
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I hope this Hungry Thanksgiving Turkey Activity is can become a fun tradition for you and the kids in your life!
As a reminder, this printable activity is for personal use only.
* This post was originally published in October 2015 and has been updated with more detailed step-by-step instructions and new pictures.
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