The season of gratitude and thanks is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’re constantly trying to find easy and fun ways to teach your kids how to be thankful. Enter Turkey on the Table—created by two moms in hopes of helping their kids understand what it means to give back, and why it’s so important. This little guy is about to pop up everywhere, so here’s what you need to know.  

What It Is

Turkey on the table is a fun new Thanksgiving tradition that was created by two moms determined to instill gratitude in their young children. It comes with “feathers,” that are meant for family members to write down their messages of gratitude until the turkey is fully dressed and ready to be on display during the big day. There are even adorable hats, feather refills, and crafting kits to make those feathers shine.

How It Works

All throughout the month of November, family members come together to recognize and record what they are thankful for, and write it on a paper feather. Simply insert the feather into the turkey’s tail, and by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, he’s got a full tail! Turkey on the Table also comes with a book that helps to explain to kids the process of giving back and being grateful. Plus, with every turkey purchased, 10 meals are donated to families in need in partnership with Feeding America. The goal this year is to reach 1 million donations. Says founders Kerry Maunus and April George, “We hope to encourage the tradition of Turkey on the Table, and conversations about gratitude & giving back in people’s homes.”

Available at, $39.84 and up.

— Gabby Cullen

Images courtesy Turkey on the Table



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