1001 Writing Prompts About Turkeys

1001 Writing Prompts About Turkeys

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One question often asked to successful authors is: “Where do you get ideas for your stories?” Some of them would usually say they are inspired by conversations they overheard, TV shows and movies they have watched, or dreams and nightmares they have had, while others would stumble because they do not know how to answer the question. 

The truth is there is no definitive answer to that question because ideas come from anywhere, even from a turkey—yes, the bird that goes ‘gobble-gobble.’ This is because one of the most effective ways to find ideas if by looking into things—an animal you’d only think about around Thanksgiving, for instance—that you would not usually write about.    

To find out if it really works, why not try it? Below are some writing prompts about turkeys that could inspire you to write interesting stories: 

  • Your friend should bake a turkey. Show her how to do it.
  • An old abandoned turkey farm is discovered.
  • Turkey! Turkey! Turkey!
  • Write a list of all the positive things about turkeys.
  • Why turkey should be the national bird.
  • A travesty has occurred and Turkeys have taken over the world!
  • A turkey successfully escapes from the stove and runs away.
  • Is it ethical to eat turkeys? Give three reasons for and against.
  • Boast about your favorite turkey recipe.
  • The turkey takes over Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving is nearly ruined, but a happy ending is salvaged by…
  • You find yourself alone with just a turkey. What do you do?
  • You are on a small, sinking boat in a storm. There are three things on the boat, two turkeys and one social worker. You have to choose two things, which would they be?
  • You are trying to cook the perfect turkey, but you can’t find the recipe.
  • The turkey ate too much.
  • You prepare the turkey for the big meal. Something goes wrong.
  • Snowboarding Thanksgiving, race against the clock to eat all the food. You are a farmer. Dew drops on your head are cans of soda pop.
  • If you were a pumpkin and a turkey were to carve you for Thanksgiving, what would you request on your face?
  • Thanksgiving is less stressful now that you have a time machine.
  • Thanksgiving is canceled. No bird will be eaten for the meal this year.
  • The granddaughter comes home from college for Thanksgiving.
  • An alien species arrives on Earth claiming that they taught humans how to hunt, fish, farm and gather plants with corn for turkeys first.
  • The turkey is confused about Thanksgiving.
  • While taking a long walk in the woods, you find a turkey farmer and his animals.
  • Discuss what constitutes intelligence and what it is like to live in a world two rungs above plants on the Darwinian ladder.
  • These are all Thanksgiving-themed fiction, fantasy, and mystery writing prompt ideas that should be sufficient for coming up with 3 original pieces for the timed round.
  • Turkey wishes to be a bird again.
  • Your pet turkey has escaped from your backyard and now is on the loose.
  • A talking food pyramid tries to convince the turkey to not be eaten.
  • You got dumped right before Thanksgiving.
  • Far out in space, a hippie ship of zoned-out space-turkeys visits planet earth on Thanksgiving.
  • What was the turkey like when it was young?
  • The day before Thanksgiving, your favorite aunt calls you with exciting news. Your whole family is headed for Mexico for Thanksgiving!
  • A woman finds the turkeys annoying on Thanksgiving.
  • There is a tunnel which leads directly to a drumstick factory, it is found at the farmer’s house.
  • A turkey waits overnight for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Describe your neighbor who owns the turkeys.
  • Someone messed up your Thanksgiving dinner by putting a turkey the wrong way in the oven.
  • The turkey gets sick. The holiday is ruined.
  • The turkey told jokes and made everyone laugh.
  • A talking turkey causes havoc on Thanksgiving.
  • Where is the turkey hole in which you hide?
  • After falling into the fire, the turkey learns how to walk human.
  • Your character’s parents set up Thanksgiving, but a messy and confusing disaster happens!
  • Your turkey is hit by a meteor. Now you have superpowers.
  • A talking turkey visits your school.
  • Two talking turkeys bring their whole family for Thanksgiving.
  • What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving Dinner?
  • A victim of mistaken identity, the turkey, when he finally figures it out, confronts his captors.
  • The turkey on your menu isn’t what you expected.
  • A wild turkey and a farm turkey meet and talk.
  • A foreign chef prepares the meal this year.
  • A turkey wishes to be deserted Island. Why?
  • You ate bread with lots of butter and cranberry sauce to use later as a turkey snack. How did Chef not notice?
  • Thanksgiving has been brought to you by…
  • You eat turkeys.
  • You had to be able to fly.
  • You’ve written a Thanksgiving poem or song about Turkeys.
  • The turkey asks to be eaten.
  • A turkey makes a new Thanksgiving Day tradition, starting in the field.
  • Your elementary school decided to end the tradition of eating turkey for Thanksgiving. What is the reason for their decision, and how does the community challenge this decision?
  • You arrive at a rather barren Thanksgiving table. Make the best of the situation.
  • Describe a really tasty Thanksgiving dinner.
  • The potluck is the first Thanksgiving experience of a boy with his first exposure to his food experiences.
  • The turkey is the guest of honor at Thanksgiving because people are trying to save him.
  • Other people at the dinner table want you to tell turkey jokes.
  • Your writing isn’t ready.
  • A turkey migration causes havoc everywhere.
  • Everything is covered by turkey.
  • Weeks before Thanksgiving, you wake up one morning with the gift of clairvoyance. As the day goes on you begin to realize that you can see all the turkeys, that there is a highway of turkeys running down the highway, you are seeing turkey everywhere! By dinner time you are seeing actual turkeys out in the field playing with children. As the day progresses you start to see turkeys in your neighbors houses, in front of your neighbor’s house, you see turkeys in their cars. For the rest of your life you can only see turkeys. You can’t stop seeing turkeys.
  • You are a turkey fighting in the Battle of Gobbler’s Giblets.
  • The kind turkey soul has been replaced by a vampire turkey.
  • You are a turkey who tricks people into believing you can predict the future.
  • It is Columbus Day. And you discover the turkey land of liberty.
  • You throw your Thanksgiving turkey in the river.
  • You’re a vegan and work at a Thanksgiving factory.
  • You are the Thanksgiving turkey of the future.
  • A talking turkey is helping you celebrate Thanksgiving.
  • Letters between a turkey and Colonel Sanders after Thanksgiving.
  • The morning of Thanksgiving you find a wild turkey in your backyard. There is nothing to feed it.
  • On Thanksgiving Day, a special turkey breaks free and saves humans from a dinner disaster.
  • You are the turkey in a turkey-pulling contest. Introduce yourself to the crowd.
  • The school is giving Thanksgiving for another region’s culinary cultures. How can you best represent your culture’s food?
  • Describe a Thanksgiving dinner from heaven.
  • Which other Thanksgiving traditions would a turkey like?
  • Imagine if turkeys could talk.
  • A turkey convinces local turkeys to go on strike.
  • Set during a midnight feast in a Dungeons & Dragons game.
  • The fate of the world rests on saving the last one remaining turkey.
  • People see a talking turkey as a sign of starvation. What do you think?
  • What funny thing do people say to a turkey on Thanksgiving?
  • The turkey from many centuries ago wants to be the centerpiece of Thanksgiving once again.
  • On this Thanksgiving you missed your flights so you had to spend it with the inlaws.
  • You decide to try turkey.
  • You are a turkey. Write a Thanksgiving Story.
  • how the president and his turkey are treated on Thanksgiving.
  • Turkey should not be served for Thanksgiving dinner. How can it be saved?
  • You find a piece of turkey hidden in one of your Thanksgiving decorations. What do you do?
  • Uncle Jerry is dead. The family falls into a rut of despair.
  • The world is on the brink of war and crumbles while everyone is distracted by turkey dinner.
  • The turkey has run away from the table and is now getting into trouble.
  • A turkey is a robot sent back in time to kill John F. Kennedy, but Kennedy fights back and lives to meet Marilyn Monroe.
  • The turkey isn’t eaten, or it has been cooked, and now it is time to eat the leftovers.
  • a. A talking turkey.
  • Thanksgiving food fights break out in the kitchen.
  • Julie and Lacey disagree about whether turkeys should be eaten.
  • A tribe of people try to become friends with your family’s turkey.
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  • Turkey was the first to learn the difference between good and bad.
  • Unplug your cell phone and close your laptop. How have technology and other digital devices changed Thanksgiving? What do you miss most about past Thanksgivings? No amount of texting, emailing, blogging, and tweeting can fill the void that turkey and family fills on Thanksgiving.
  • An evil turkey is eaten by the Pilgrims, prompting twenty years of revenge against all
  • Visitors to a family’s house can’t eat the turkey because the man is very protective of the turkey’s life.
  • You help your dad roast a turkey. How is this possible?
  • The turkey has escaped again. What does he have planned this time?
  • The ghost of an old pilgrim delays the Thanksgiving dinner.
  • There was a disaster on Thanksgiving.
  • You meet a dinosaur thanks to your time machine. The dinosaur is one of Eggbert’s friends!
  • Edible food comes to life to ruin your Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving is going horribly. Make a choice on how you will get out of the mess.
  • The pilgrims teach you about Thanksgiving.
  • The night before Thanksgiving is very cold. Insulate the turkey.
  • It’s Thanksgiving and a lot of birds are afraid of heights.
  • Your teacher announces that your school is transforming into a pumpkin tomorrow. You have to fend for yourself while she’s gone, trying to convince her pumpkin-version of everyone at your school what happened to them today and her students how to survive in their transformed state, all while other transformed people try to eat you and the school can’t be seen by non-transform victims.
  • Your father always cooked the turkey for Thanksgiving. Now that he has a job outside the home, your mother is taking over the turkey duty.
  • You are a female turkey. Write a rebuttal to that famous poem about Thanksgiving.
  • A thankful grump named Mr. Grumpers wants to complain about every person on earth – for Thanksgiving.
  • Your turkey has gone missing. The Thanksgiving celebration is doomed!
  • A package arrived from the Dark Lord. It contained a talking turkey.
  • Your parents invite Santa and his reindeer for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • A turkey princess falls in love with an ordinary human commoner.
  • A turkey is sitting on a rail line. The turkey must convince a train to not run over it. There can be dialogue.
  • There was a contest to eat the most turkey in the shortest amount of time.
  • You have been entrusted to raise the Thanksgiving turkey.
  • The plan failed. The turkey wasn’t convincing. Friday Mourning
  • Thanksgiving wasn’t good enough because you didn’t have…
  • Kids have run away. You are a secret agent, and you have to find a way to have them come home before Thanksgiving dinner.
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  • Hungry turkeys go berserk at Thanksgiving because they are so hungry.
  • A coming of age story about a turkey raised in captivity.
  • Thanksgiving at the Lincoln home, war looms
  • A talking turkey wins the presidential election.
  • It is Thanksgiving. You must do something to help the environment.
  • You have been chosen to be a kid volunteer. Due to a mixup, you find yourself on an industrial farm preparing turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Cinder Gulch is transformed by magic into Turkey Gulch and turkeys try to live there.
  • Turkey teaches turkey.
  • You are a lonely turkey on Thanksgiving. Find a friend.
  • You are distantly related to the turkey, and you and the turkey feel deep kinship.
  • A family of turkeys does Thanksgiving.
  • The turkey raises the stakes on Thanksgiving by trying turkey football.
  • A crazy turkey helps save the day.
  • You tell three friends about all the things you are thankful for.
  • The turkeys were separated from their flock and are lost. Find the turkeys!
  • Your favorite Thanksgiving food as a robot.
  • You used to turkey-slaughter but now have to switch to a vegetarian diet.
  • You’re at the lottery and want to win the big turkey.
  • Thanksgiving won’t be the same because there is a nasty person there.
  • Right before Thanksgiving something strange happens with your turkey.
  • You have drugs packed in your turkeys which you are going to smuggle out of the country.
  • Thanksgiving is practically ruined when your pet dinosaur eats all the food.
  • Write about the merits of love on Thanksgiving.
  • The turkey didn’t become a hero but their act was noble.
  • An exotic new type of turkey is discovered which has another, extra pair of legs near the rear end. You do not cut the hide to look at them.
  • What did everyone cook for their Thanksgiving meal? Who was the only person who didn’t cook anything?
  • Step two involves drawing a turkey. The students should draw a turkey themselves or allow the talking turkey that appeared in the story write his/her own speech bubble as if it were sitting there with the characters.  The talking turkey should include some of the prompts.
  • Teachers are not always popular. How do you punish a teacher in a special way?
  • A talking turkey causes trouble for Thanksgiving.
  • Tammy Fae is home alone, when a talking turkey instructs her to fly off into the woods and follow the path the turkey scratches into the ground in its molting.
  • The dinner table is too small to fit everyone needed to eat at Thanksgiving so additional people will have to join for dinner. Who will be eating dinner with you this year?
  • The turkey feels overlooked on Thanksgiving
  • My Thanksgiving was ruined.
  • Forgotten storage freezer full of frozen turkeys.
  • You have been turned into a turkey by a mad scientist.
  • Your turkey is demanding a higher pay-rate.
  • A person invites you to Thanksgiving.
  • The turkey debated eating people, but decided to not eat anyone. The people did not eat the turkey. The species was both saved, and brought into harmony.
  • It is Thanksgiving. Butterball is not feeling well.
  • A person is given the ability to capture life essence within a turkey and bring them back to life. What do they do?
  • One child wants to buy a live turkey for Thanksgiving Days.
  • Being a turkey isn’t all that bad. Explain.
  • Pilgrims, Native Americans, Dutch, and English voyage to America, and they all arrive on the same ship and need a place to stay. Pick three and the turkeys go with each one.
  • The Thanksgiving Parade had a theme of “America the Beautiful.” Oops, no, wait, it was “turkeys are beautiful.” What do you do?
  • Now that you are an adult, you have to cook the Thanksgiving turkey. You have never cooked one before.
  • A cold turkey. Turkey does human things.
  • Thanksgiving is in one day. What will you be doing?
  • Everyone is talking about turkeys.
  • People are eating turkeys and you are one of them.
  • On Thanksgiving, you’re filled with big worries.
  • Cops say turkeys killed someone.
  • A talking turkey is being given at the dinner table on Thanksgiving.
  • A turkey is the guest of honor on Thanksgiving.
  • You have encountered a talking Native American Thanksgiving turkey. How did you respond?
  • You are a vegetarian. Explain why.
  • This Thanksgiving, learn how to make your own gratitude turkey.
  • A person is paranoid that they might be the turkey at Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving was ruined because of turkey.
  • Tell a Thanksgiving joke, and analyze why it is funny.
  • Woolie the Turkey and Andy carve a turkey as the family watches.
  • Murder was planned at Thanksgiving.
  • Turkey is never on the menu at your house.
  • Thanksgiving without turkey.
  • Someone’s mother is a turkey. They worship her as a god.
  • A rogue turkey causes trouble.
  • A group of turkeys are in the army.
  • Run over by a turkey.
  • Why does the turkey cross the road?
  • You are meeting your blind date for the first time. Where is it taking place? Is it a good first date or will it just be OK?
  • What if you were to choose Turkey? Where is the Great Gigi and how did you survive for so long?
  • A special turkey is chosen to become the President of the United States.
  • You give your turkey a makeover.
  • Thanksgiving is ruined by birds.
  • The turkey has had enough. It will never be the same after it is eaten.
  • Because this is a meat eating household, your parents killed you once you died.
  • A rabble-rouser turkey picks a fight in your neighborhood.
  • Turkey gives Thanksgiving advice.
  • Thanksgiving dinner goes too far.
  • Turkey was the first pet you had as a kid. What colors was it?
  • The holidays are under attack. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Halloween merge.
  • Three turkeys ask the pilgrim’s for permission to get together with their significant other into a honeymoon because it’s their last chance of living or becoming dead. The pilgrim’s are confused and denied and do ugly things to them.
  • The turkey gets your dad fired from his job.
  • Do you have a ghost problem on this holiday?
  • The turkey has no faith in humanity and travels to Mars
  • You’re a turkey. You don’t like being roasted.
  • You and your family are enjoying a family Thanksgiving feast—and then, Mr. Turkey is at the door, looking for dinner…
  • During Thanksgiving dinner, a fight starts.
  • Reading is an essential part of Thanksgiving. What do you think are the best books about Thanksgiving?
  • You are a vegetarian, and you are incredibly upset that every year people eat turkeys on Thanksgiving.
  • What do turkeys eat?
  • Roadkill is picked up on Thanksgiving.
  • A turkey had the hoof.
  • Humans fight for turkey rights.
  • Hopping down off the table, the dog sees the turkey and says, “Well, would ya look at that? I’ve birdnapped a turkey!”
  • You’re with an out of shape turkey. You must now train to be in shape for Thanksgiving.
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  • What happens to the turkey if there are no pilgrims left?
  • Happy Turkey Day, human family!
  • Your turkey is important. It holds a very important place in American history.
  • Your job is to keep turkey morale high during Thanksgiving. What will you do?
  • A turkey fell in love.
  • You’ve created a distraction and now it’s time to run away. What kind of distraction will you make?
  • The turkey is sick. How will you treat his Thanksgiving illness?
  • Super Turkey
  • The turkey escapes from the oven. Your family chases it all around the table, finally catching it by the neck to try to pull it back in. Thanksgiving will be ruined after YOUR family finds out what you did.
  • The turkey rolls an 18 to intimidate people into voting for mayor.
  • The Thanksgiving turkey crawls into your house through a crack on the door.
  • A turkey shows up at your door. Get your family to take it in.
  • Future Thanksgiving haters try to destroy Thanksgiving.
  • The cook at the Thanksgiving dinner has gone on strike. Work together to make Thanksgiving dinner.
  • A girl is released from a mental hospital to celebrate Thanksgiving with her family.
  • A video sharing site posted a video of a turkey.
  • Is there anything you don’t like about Thanksgiving?
  • A magical turkey grants your greatest wish for Thanksgiving.
  • You have been chosen by Abraham Lincoln to be the new national symbol of Thanksgiving. Make a documentary about the first Thanksgiving you spent as the national symbol.
  • The turkey has magic that you don’t really get.
  • Make the character realize that they don’t enjoy it.
  • Thanksgiving is nearly ruined when a skunk claims to be a turkey.
  • The turkey asks you how you will prepare it for dinner.
  • Finn, Jake, and Marceline finish their turkey dinner and put the leftover turkey on the couch outside. Finn is strapped to a rocket and launches to space. Jake is in a video game and Marceline is left alone in the Tree Fort.
  • You have one wish for Thanksgiving, what is it?
  • The turkeys have been forced into the slaughterhouse. The farm family tries to save them.
  • Groundhog, Cornucopia, and Turkey
  • The turkey ran away from the farm and ended up in New York City. Get it back before supper.
  • The turkey is a huge hit at Thanksgiving and it can no longer relax with its friends.
  • A talking turkey visits on Halloween.
  • Thanksgiving is celebrated with fireworks.
  • The meal you eat with your family is made of you.
  • Thanksgiving is almost over! Well…maybe…
  • You want to do a Thanksgiving project on the lives of turkeys raised for food.
  • A turkey wishes the presidential campaigns were more honest about what they would do for turkey.
  • Thanksgiving is being celebrated on an artificial planet. The turkey comes to Earth to warn people against the hazards of eating it.
  • You are a mayor in a town of turkeys. Explain the local laws.
  • Your other brother is a human.
  • A turducken is Thanksgiving dinner.
  • You know the famous story of Turkey who wouldn’t stop gobbling. Create some confessions for your turkey.
  • Take a walk through the woods and encounter the ghost of Thanksgiving Past.
  • Everything is going wrong. ‘Talk about problems.’
  • A talking turkey instantly becomes an internet phenomenon.
  • You are raised in an underground city deep below earth. One day, you learn you are being moved to the surface to become a Thanksgiving dinner.
  • The monster in your closet eats one of the other guests at Thanksgiving dinner.
  • What would you order if a flock of turkeys served you Thanksgiving dinner?
  • A boy makes friends with a turkey who he names McGee. Will they play all day at the playground?
  • You have to start dating. Which kind of turkey would you choose?
  • What does the turkey want and why does he want it?
  • You’re a baby turkey. You’re very alone and never had a family before.
  • A turkey invades Heaven.
  • The Thanksgiving Turkey is summoned to the dark side and turns into a Sith Turkey.
  • A turkey tried to save Thanksgiving in years past.
  • A talking turkey runs for president on Thanksgiving.
  • The children of Buttonville somehow ended up in Turkeyland.
  • Thanksgiving vacation is coming! Must do something!
  • Give a speech as if you were the turkey about why they should be eaten.
  • You discover a colony of intelligent turkeys on the moon. How do you alert people to it?
  • Someone has cooked your entire family. They try to cook you too.
  • You are a turkey thinking deep thought.
  • Your uncle raises turkeys for the market. He brings one for Thanksgiving dinner, and someone accidentally turns it into a turkey sandwich.
  • What is your perfect Thanksgiving meal?
  • People eat all turkeys on Thanksgiving. Write about the world you build where turkeys are no longer eaten on Thanksgiving.
  • You are not going to have a Thanksgiving meal this year. Do you prepare one for yourself?
  • Thanksgiving is such a special time of year. This prompt just describes the feeling and mindset of being thankful.
  • Two turkeys show up at the President’s Thanksgiving event and they have an announcement to make.
  • You want to explore your boundaries and want to try turkey for the first time.
  • The year is out of balance. Rebuild the time by turning back the calendar pages.
  • The turkey decides to not give a drumstick to anyone.
  • Things are exactly the same as last year, inside, on the outside everything changed. Thanksgiving dinner is served.
  • As someone who does not eat turkey, write a letter to someone who does.
  • While on a vacation, you befriend a turkey. Your friends are jealous. How will you make demands that make you sound like the alpha bird?
  • You don’t do Thanksgiving that well, so you did something about it.
  • What does the turkey call Americans?
  • Someone cooks the turkey for Thanksgiving the wrong way.
  • You are a sandwich and you must convince someone to eat you.
  • Telling the truth has a price, and one chipmunk pays it.
  • A turkey is caught in a hot air balloon.
  • In this election year, you are fed up with the ridiculous rhetoric and overuse of talking points. You decide to reveal the truth behind the candidates.
  • A creepy and unexpected turkey shows up for Thanksgiving… and totally wrecks things.
  • The turkey is trying to give advice to your grandchildren about preparing for Thanksgiving.
  • At a Thanksgiving dinner, there are only a few turkeys. However, they notice a large number of cooks in the room.
  • Your Son found the solution to overpopulation. The Turkey population.
  • You were kidnapped by ninjas. What do you do?
  • Gobble gobble, little turkey! Who did your gobbling?
  • Someone you know is going to chop your arm off and use it as Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Children trick their parents into eating a few testicles.
  • As a dead turkey you are learning about heaven to warn your friends who are still alive.
  • You are a substitute teacher in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
  • A hunting trip turns into an epic journey with a neighbor you didn’t know you had.
  • There’s a turkey on the loose! What do you do?
  • Not a writing prompt about turkey, write a sentence this Thanksgiving with figurative language.
  • A turkey wishes for Sunday to be Thanksgiving after a terrible monsoon ruins their Thanksgiving.
  • What do turkeys do besides being eaten?
  • The turkey gets away on Thanksgiving.
  • A group of turkeys runs for the city council of Turkeyville.
  • A turkey goes on a mission to Jupiter.
  • Your parents have agreed to cook you and feed your entire family.
  • Tired of eating turkey? What else could you eat?
  • Was the time before Thanksgiving really the best time as it was being told to be? Why or why not?
  • The morning after Thanksgiving, a barn full of turkeys are trying to escape as people come to kill them
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  • Turkey has arrived, onto the dining table.
  • The year was 1964. Thanksgiving was rescheduled, and it is tradition to take selfie photos with the president before becoming the meal.
  • Create a Thanksgiving spread.
  • Something horrible happens to the turkey. Angry and frightened, the hunters kill it anyway.
  • The chipmunks are attempting to destroy all turkeys. How will you deal with them on Thanksgiving?
  • A talking turkey visits on Thanksgiving, then learns something about homes, automobiles, trucks, and flying.
  • Someone came to kill and eat you and your fellow turkeys. How will you defend yourself? Are you capable of fighting?
  • So many turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving. Nobody can stop them. What is going to happen?
  • It is Thanksgiving but your parents refuse to cook a turkey.
  • You are a newborn turkey trying to avoid the dinner table.
  • Write about how roast turkey tastes.
  • You are an overweight turkey on a diet. What will you make as a substitute meal instead of turkey this Thanksgiving?
  • Carefully think of ways to cook your pet turkey.
  • You plan to take the place of the turkey on Thanksgiving.
  • A turkey is elected president.
  • Some kids don’t have turkey to eat for thanksgiving. How would you feel if you were in their shoes? Try to find out why this is and what you can do if you were in their place.
  • A turkey is on a holiday parade float.
  • A talking turkey visits on Thanksgiving, gets into a fight, and has a little chemical help.
  • You are the turkey. Waddle, gobble, and feel sorry for yourself.
  • The turkey escapes onto the road and is hit by a car.
  • Your kitchen is missing a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Find one.
  • If wolves attack the turkey, defend it in a wordless book.
  • There was once a turkey born with fangs. He terrorized a large region of land.
  • Many people tell Thanksgiving stories. You know all of them.
  • You have just found out you are an exceptional cooking turkey.
  • You try to make other animals talk turkey. What do they think about not being eaten?
  • The conversation turns into a debate.
  • Any more ideas?
  • Talk about the issues surrounding the turkeys at Butterball. Last year they had on 9 billion pounds of thrust.
  • The turkey is named Gobbles. You have to take care of him.
  • You just survived a close Thanksgiving call, but the next day, a new source of threat has come!
  • You have been offered the chance to eat erasers, pencil shavings, or actual turkey. How will you respond?
  • How do you find out that you are half the cast of Friends?
  • Sing about your Thanksgiving experience. Relate it to your cultural and/or familial traditions.
  • You get to be creative in the use of your teeth.
  • A talking turkey visits on Thanksgiving. 2
  • Thanksgiving is ruined by rotten turkeys.
  • A spirit helps the narrator steal a turkey for Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving dinner at your house.
  • Does eating turkey for Thanksgiving take away from the message that Thanksgiving was a time of great sadness and struggle for Native Americans and should be changed to give a much more positive message to all of us?
  • Turkey as a prelude to WWII.
  • It’s Thanksgiving, and you have discovered that you have a family. What do you do?
  • You are a very adventurous turkey. Go on a wild adventure.
  • The harvest feast is ruined because of the unsavoury guests.
  • Somewhere in the midwest a female turkey learns about feminist literature.
  • Someone at your party or in your family says something mean and everyone else tunes them out with the conversation.
  • Someone dressed as a turkey is walking through your neighborhood.
  • Think of a new way to prepare turkey for Thanksgiving. Follow the prompt exactly, including wording. There are no more than 8 words.
  • Some scientists may have found a new way to create a natural life-changing Viagra. They need a turkey’s help. Help them coerce a wild turkey into helping.
  • You make it sound like you cannot rescue this turkey.
  • Someone ate all the food at Thanksgiving dinner and only turkeys are left to eat.
  • You have been stranded on a desert island with only a turkey for company.
  • How would the world change if people ate turkeys?
  • You decided to turn your vegetarian friend into a turkey. You are a very smart person! The id…
  • Who would play the part for the turkey in a movie?
  • How do you feel about turkeys?
  • You live in the past. Please recount one Thanksgiving that changed the world.
  • Yes. All of them.
  • What if all turkeys were kindly wizards?
  • How does cranberry sauce feel? It looks wet all the time.
  • What is it like to be a turkey?
  • This is a list of misc. Thanksgiving prompts.
  • When your parents choose your turkey name.
  • Unfortunately the turkey wishes that meat-eaters would become vegans, and they stop eating turkey.
  • Your family’s favorite holiday tradition is raising turkeys for Thanksgiving. It is a most cherished tradition you carry on year after year.
  • The turkey is mad and starts a war against humans.
  • A bike can travel faster than a turkey. Make up anything you wish–a commentary on the state of fuel-based transportation, a creative message about how much biking rocks, a reimagining of the age into which the Europeans learned to bicycle, or a rip-roaring rouser celebrating the superiority of tubular pumping, or some combination thereof. Express your feelings towards that special someone, or a holiday tradition, or, etc.
  • If you were a turkey, how would you communicate with your family?
  • How does your character imagine Thanksgiving before hosting their first one?
  • Do you like eating turkey? Why or why not?
  • While hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you look out the kitchen window and see the Pilgrims arriving. What do you do?
  • Thanksgiving is supposed to be the day you acknowledge all the bounty around you. But what gratitude do you have?
  • Friends are eating a Thanksgiving meal without you.
  • Freedom activist Luke Skywalker has come home for Thanksgiving.
  • You have to convince your Thanksgiving guests that you are a turkey that does not taste like Thanksgiving. Beyond Thanksgiving just how will people benefit from your talents?
  • You are the turkey and the brownies are hunting you to eat you for turkey pie.
  • How does a turkey celebrate the Thanksgiving season?
  • The deceased relatives hear your thanks on Thanksgiving.
  • You’re a turkey that just experienced a breakup!
  • “So Sayeth the Turkey” Relay
  • How does a talking turkey impact Thanksgiving?
  • One year the turkey was soaked in some kind of sauce.
  • Thanksgiving is threatened by barren corn.
  • That is all for this list of Thanksgiving writing prompts. Hopefully you are inspired!
  • You are trying to decide which kind of turkey you want to be.
  • Turkey-shaped clouds fill the sky.
  • What does a turkey do when it feels unloved?
  • Does celebrating Thanksgiving mean we need to tell stories of the past?
  • The turkey hid out all day so he/she could attack all the relatives and guests.
  • The turkey is sad because he is going to be the center dish at dinner.
  • A talking turkey visits on Thanksgiving.
  • You have been nominated as the next turkey in a nationwide contest. How do you feel? Why were you chosen over all other turkeys?
  • To kill or not to kill.
  • A turkey has been abused and you have enough to take her in. Tell that story.
  • You are the turkey. What was it like being saved from the Thanksgiving plate?
  • You attend a turkey utopia.
  • Why are people so attached and affectionate with turkeys?
  • Set up the scene of the approach of Extinction Day or the Migration.
  • A turkey receives a special gift.
  • A talking turkey gets very lucky this holiday.
  • During Thanksgiving, you decide to get revenge on somebody who wronged you.
  • How your turkey is this thanksgiving, and why you want it to be there
  • Thanksgiving is ruined when a cat eats the turkey and the only survivors are a few mice and you.
  • When you were in high school, you cheated on the big test.
  • You’ve been chosen to be a Thanksgiving turkey but declined the honor. Now someone has chosen you for the honor.
  • A contestant reveals they are a talking turkey on a Thanksgiving game show
  • Thanksgiving is near. Go ahead on a shopping spree to prepare a meal for your family and friends.
  • A talking turkey visits? What does he want?
  • You are cooking three turkeys for your Thanksgiving- dinner. You must prepare one of the turkeys in a very original way.
  • You must use the powerball.
  • You decide to feature a turkey for Thanksgiving.
  • You called the police on Thanksgiving and they ate the turkey. End of Thanksgiving.
  • The turkey’s husband died while it was roasting.
  • How do you prepare for Thanksgiving this year?
  • Even though you’re a tough and rugged warrior, you begin having turkey hallucinations and start hallucinating that you are and look like a turkey.
  • A zombie turkey attacks your group of survivors during the zombie apocalypse.
  • A talking turkey notices you are sad about Thanksgiving. He tells you a tale of the real history of Thanksgiving.
  • ABC turkey asks NOT to be EATEN.
  • The turkey said “Moby Dick” was on television so everyone left.
  • The turkey was stuck on the roof. Thanksgiving was ruined.
  • A talking turkey is visiting your house over Thanksgiving.
  • A monster takes your whole family in the middle of the night. You escape and you need to make it to the next farm for Thanksgiving.
  • Give your turkey a name. You go to the pet store to get a turkey but your turkey talks.
  • Tina will not eat her vegetables. Maybe the turkey would like them.
  • Somebody switches your turkey for a knife. How will you get that knife?
  • You are a man/woman. You fall in love with a turkey.
  • The spirit of the first Thanksgiving is present in your house for the holiday. What is it all about?
  • You prove your turkey goodness by having teeth.
  • Something has gone wrong with the turkey so it cannot make the Thanksgiving meal.
  • The turkey has a code of ethics.
  • You are on the show “To Tell the Truth.” After everyone guesses which personality is you, you tell everyone the truth about yourself.
  • Thanksgiving is over, and your successful operation as a turkey spared was a success. Now think about this turkey’s existence when it’s not thanksgiving.
  • A turkey points at you and says, “Do you know something? You look delicious.”
  • Someone discovers your secret that you’re really a turkey all along.
  • The lesson is unexpected.
  • You are a Thanksgiving turkey that can fly. A school of whales invites you to dinner. But, one week before Thanksgiving your flying power mysteriously disappears. Write what happens.
  • You are a turkey, writing a letter on Thanksgiving. People are going to stare at you.
  • You wrote a historical essay about the first Thanksgiving, and got an A grade because it’s true and adventurous.
  • A turkey delivers the presents for Santa Claus.
  • Turn your turkey into a zombie.
  • Your pet turkey escaped yesterday. You have learned to talk turkey.
  • You are free to travel. Where do you go for Thanksgiving?
  • You talk to the turkey to gain its trust before bringing it back to your family to eat it for Thanksgiving.
  • You and your turkey friend overcome a death threat together.
  • A time travel turkey tries to warn you about your Thanksgiving dinner.
  • One of the Pilgrims thought the turkey was very mean.
  • There were two Turkeys, and they got along just fine.
  • The king of turkeys is very unsatisfied with the selection of turkeys this year.
  • You know that giving thanks and giving thanks at Thanksgiving are very important. But do you give your thanks in the right way?
  • How would you change Thanksgiving if you could?
  • Steven King visits your school and gives a talk. What don’t you want him to talk about?
  • It is Thanksgiving. Some of us have invited aliens to dinner.
  • How did they get away with it?
  • Think outside the Thanksgiving meal.
  • Have the turkey tell the story of Thanksgiving. A turkey in need is a gift in any person’s book.
  • Your pet turkey escapes and interrupts Thanksgiving. What do you do?
  • A trapped turkey is going to be Thanksgiving dinner.
  • You are sent to gather food for Thanksgiving dinner. You are afraid your guests are cannibals!
  • A talking animal and a talking turkey are having a dinner party.
  • Tana is very hungry. When she eats what she thinks is a tomato, it gives her the runs and makes her hallucinate. Find the tomato and hand it to me.
  • You are on a diet. How will you go about eating your Thanksgiving meal?
  • A low-key Thanksgiving party goes wrong when the turkey comes alive.
  • You’ve decided to stay home on Thanksgiving.
  • There is a turkey named ‘Urkel.’ Write a story about how Urkel started.
  • In your story, a wild turkey leads an Indian or pioneer family to food or safety.
  • You have a date with a turkey on Thanksgiving.
  • A series of four-panel comics on the topic of turkey.
  • A turkey teacher is preparing for a lesson about turkeys in literature on Thanksgiving.
  • Dad raised you from a baby when your mother died. Timing said it best.
  • T.U.R.K.E.Y. stands for nature and the environment-oriented club at Starling Middle School. Only Starlings can join, and it’s  rules are somewhat lax. It is headed by a dedicated teacher also named Miss Macintyre. Piper and Parker frequently try to join, but they always get caught giving into their baser instincts on the sixth-grade nature hike. They are left behind with Mr. Hanbauer, a building custodian, and spend the hike roasting lizards and selling them as snacks.
  • Why should turkey not be eaten?
  • Not only do you get to attend the first Thanksgiving, you get to solve a problem that impacts all the guests.
  • A futuristic Thanksgiving turkey.
  • There is a robber at your house on Thanksgiving.
  • The Thanksgiving turkey had a horrible accident.
  • A Thanksgiving poem.
  • Thanksgiving has been ruined by the Loch Ness monster.
  • Write about your role as head chef at the big family Thanksgiving feast.
  • An old woman is the last person alive following a nuclear winter. She lives near a tribe of turkeys.
  • You’re running through a forest. Something’s coming after you. What is it?
  • The list is not all inclusive, but it should help you start your writing.
  • The savior was a turkey.
  • It’s Thanksgiving Day, and turkeys seem to be the only ones running around.
  • What did the turkey do wrong on Thanksgiving that made it famous?
  • Hunters are ready to shoot you with rifles.
  • The turkey has to write a two-page book report after Thanksgiving dinner.
  • There are two turkeys who fall in love over Thanksgiving.
  • You can’t have Thanksgiving dinner because you killed your father in a drunk driving accident.
  • Thanksgiving breakfast got cold.
  • Turkey is not the only star of thanksgiving. A second star is also a topic for y…
  • The best Thanksgiving should have beans with the turkey.
  • There are invisible turkeys everywhere, and they are rude.
  • There was a horrible vegan Thanksgiving dinner incident.
  • Write about a turkey caught stealing hams.
  • You and your family are traveling to Grandma’s house. Your son catches a turkey for the family.
  • You get drunk at Thanksgiving dinner and run outside and scream at the top of your lungs.
  • You are a turkey. You hear something downstairs. You approach the window to see what is outside. Smells delicious. Marvelous feast. Save your woo-hoo.
  • All cartoon characters would be cartoon turkeys. Draw one.
  • People were celebrating Thanksgiving and it just wasn’t being celebrated like it’s supposed to be.
  • Try doing some of these prompts with several different kinds of lettering techniques.
  • Thankful lemons can hurt a flying turkey during a thanksgiving celebration.
  • Forgive someone.
  • Speaking of turkeys, tell a joke.
  • You’re a turkey in an alternate universe in which turkeys are the oppressed underdogs.
  • Your family is arguing about what part of the turkey to have for dinner.
  • An urban turkey needs to find a safe place to live.
  • You have been appointed superintendent of all the turkeys living at Wingnut Thicket. How will you organize them?
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  • Thanksgiving had to be moved indoors.
  • Two turkeys are abandoned. One is from a family while the other is from a farm. Explain the plot next year when they reunite.
  • You are a turkey who does not want to be cast in a Thanksgiving play.
  • Squirrel kills the turkey. Roll another character.
  • On Thanksgiving, everyone eats turkey. You are the only non-turkey eater at the dinner table.
  • A man travels to space and comes back as a turkey. Go into extreme detail about how he got there, why, and landed on a farm.
  • The turkey leads a group of turkeys into a genocide against humans.
  • If you were a turkey you would…
  • What do you do with the leftovers?
  • Poisoned turkey is served for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Hitler wants a genocide of turkeys.
  • You’re about to be cooked for Thanksgiving. How do you feel? What is the secret to being rescued?
  • A royal turkey holds a big feast. Now you are invited!
  • Little Timmy saw a UFO come down on Thanksgiving. No one believes him.
  • Turkeys make great pets. Write a story about the turkey pet you want.
  • How will you prepare your turkey this season?
  • The turkey day parade has gone wrong! This year’s winner is a turkey!
  • Caroline Ingalls dreams that she is a big turkey, telling how it is to live on the farm. “Patiently” waits for Caroline to prepare for meals every day. Caroline has a good understanding of what the turkey has to deal with.
  • Drunk thanksgiving parties are never a good thing.
  • How do you get along with the turkey?
  • A turkey is ordered to do errands for people in order to avoid being eaten.
  • A turkey named Dwayne from the planet Gobble-Dee-Doo wants to know if you can help him fix his spaceship while everyone else is busy celebrating Thanksgiving.
  • The person you gave your wishbone too cannot make it to Thanksgiving so you re-gift the wishbone to a stranger.
  • A turkey wants to visit his grandmother for the holiday, but he gets lost on the way.
  • The vegan Thanksgiving turkey is good to the people.
  • A turkey has been seen nearby wearing a “Free Hugs” sign. They aren’t really free. Just beware the strange human-like turkey.
  • Two Indian turkeys settle their differences over the trail of tears.
  • The Turkeys of the Presidents.
  • The turkey describes what it was like to be on the table at Thanksgiving dinner.
  • You are the turkey being cooked at Thanksgiving.
  • You are a very sad Turkey on Thanksgiving. You try to explain your emotions to a family of turkeys, but it doesn’t work. Show what you tried to say.
  • “Now you sit!” Said Mama Turkey to Baby Turkey.
  • There is a call for making New Year’s something special. Someone invents wings on which pigoons, a combination of people and turkeys, are placed to make them safely fly. Turkeys fly to all parts of the earth, singing songs to spread cheer and good wishes to all.
  • Give thanks for what you are thankful for.
  • An old man is kidnapped by Thanksgiving turkeys.
  • A miniature turkey was hidden among your toys when you were little. It finally reveals itself.
  • When given the chance to enter into food, the turkey pecks at it nonstop.
  • Think of something funny that would happen if your turkey was alive.
  • You are a turkey family who wants everyone to watch out for you.
  • A villain plots a plan to murder all the turkeys.
  • Your turkey, killed in a snowstorm, is somehow brought back to life.
  • You are on an isolated island and you don’t know whether you will be eaten alive by cannibals or be killed and eaten by the savage island residents, but suddenly you come across one turkey.
  • You keep trying and failing to get Grandpa to have turkey supper.
  • A strange disease plagues turkeys across the nation this Thanksgiving.
  • A rocket turkey is created.
  • Parents who competed in the turkey carving contest didn’t make it to the winner awards because they robbed a gas station that night.
  • The turkey has been a little extra nice lately. It’s starting to seem suspicious.
  • A special young woman named Judy Love learns valuable lessons from her experiences with cats, dogs, and turkeys.
  • A table full of relatives doesn’t include turkey.
  • The turkey is a time traveler and tells you what will happen if people don’t stop eating turkeys at Thanksgiving.
  • The turkey felt ignored. It planned an attack.
  • The Pilgrim’s were looking for the turkey spirit.
  • The letter from the turkey.
  • Have you just been deported to your new country, Turkey? Tell how hard it was to leave your country. Who helped you?
  • A time when you celebrated Thanksgiving even though many aspects of the holiday were not ideal.
  • Why are humans so weird?
  • Thanksgiving dinner is sabotaged.
  • You are insulted when the turkey isn’t touched on Thanksgiving, but mashed potatoes are.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner leftovers form animals and ask why everyone won’t eat them.
  • You have been introduced to your wife by your ‘evolved’ turkey brother.
  • You are the turkey that gets eaten at Thanksgiving. Explain your feelings.
  • Find your zen turkey.
  • You are happily eating your Thanksgiving meal when a TV turkey appears.
  • A turkey is murdered in front of it’s flock.
  • Thanksgiving happens in space.
  • There are certain foods you are allergic to. You can also have a bad reaction if you eat a turkey.
  • A turkey family has escaped and turned themselves in. What do they say? What happens to them?
  • A turkey tells his/her life story.
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  • Your character’s turkey gets out the same day before Thanksgiving.
  • The first Thanksgiving was a disaster.
  • The turkey tried one trick by making a wish to someone unknown, and the wish came true. However, this year the wish came true too well.
  • Find ten quotes about Thanksgiving and describe what they’re feeling or saying.
  • If you could be a turkey for one day, what would you do?
  • There is a turkey on your doorstep on Thanksgiving.
  • It’s Thanksgiving. It’s been a rough year. It’s time for some therapy.
  • A few terrible things about turkeys.
  • Trick or Treating as a turkey
  • What sexual behaviors occur among turkeys? What do other turkeys think of it?
  • You are a turkey. Buy Christmas gifts for the “family.”
  • Thanksgiving was cancelled.
  • What do you stare at when people are talking to you?
  • Turkey takes over a major part of a small village.
  • It’s almost Thanksgiving. The turkey is missing.
  • The turkey makes friends with a mouse.
  • How about a story about a turkey who wishes to be adopted and not eaten.
  • In your life, what has most closely resembled a turkey?
  • What should we have for Thanksgiving this year?
  • You have recently managed to not be eaten and have escaped the Forbidden Forest. What do you do now?
  • The turkey who hid the medallion in his butt has shown home to the other pilgrims and now it is time to make it seem like it has just now started turning brown.
  • You have discovered Mount Rushmore. How do you celebrate?
  • Everyone brings pen and paper to the Thanksgiving feast so they can have random conversations. What are two of your best qualities according to the turkey?
  • You have two minutes to convince a turkey not to be eaten this Thanksgiving.
  • You are a robot made in the shape of a turkey. Speak!
  • Someone wishes the turkey was turkey flavored.
  • The turkey crosses the road.
  • Everyone at Thanksgiving dinner is Mexican.
  • Write a poem about Turkey.
  • You were raised by turkey parents. Write a story about a bad Thanksgiving that you had with your parents/family.
  • You have the power to teleport to a turkey farm run by corporate villains.
  • Write about your future as the leader of the turkey colony in San Diego.
  • Black Friday turkeys line up for a deal. Who gets the first bargain?
  • Since this holiday is about abundance, write about a Thanksgiving with a surplus of turkeys.
  • Thanksgiving occurs on Tau Ceti IV. The turkey is sentient.
  • How come turkeys are so tasty?
  • You are a ghost / spirit and you are haunting a human but it doesn’t notice. What are you trying to accomplish?
  • A school play requires a turkey puppet.
  • You are a turkey that chased a boy and accidentally pecked his finger.
  • A GPS device goes haywire and sends you deep into the forest. You come upon a farm where turkeys are being raised for Thanksgiving.
  • You can sacrifice your wish to ask the turkey one question, what are you going to ask?
  • You are a turkey that survived but are now a very distant relative to other turkeys.
  • All thanksgiving turkeys suddenly came back to life. How have people been affected?
  • A mall Santa has some elf-turkeys working with him.
  • You want to bake Thanksgiving dinner. This is hard because it is made by a turkey who can only manipulate dough.
  • The turkey has the last say in tomorrow’s Thanksgiving joint.
  • Thanksgiving dinner is not going well.
  • A little boy is begging his father to get him a pet turkey.
  • A furry Canadian turkey visits.
  • You see thirty turkeys on Thanksgiving. What do you do?
  • You are hosting Thanksgiving Day, How will you cook it?
  • A very special turkey is supposed to come for dinner. Unfortunately, it arrives on kidnapping charges.
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  • You get to choose one place you would like to have Thanksgiving dinner, where would it be and why?
  • A turkey that loves eating peas. It chases them around and gobbles them up.
  • Discuss something good and bad about being a turkey.
  • Your family acts like the typical Thanksgiving family, but is hosting a celebration in their honor.
  • Your cooking skills have left the family remembering what a turkey you are.
  • What was the turkey’s most unique adventure?
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  • Everyone thinks you are a great turkey.
  • You have been invited to attend a family Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey gets up and seeks revenge.
  • With no such thing as Thanksgiving, do you celebrate Thanksgiving?
  • When you are an adult, you get a turkey as your pet. How will you take care of it?
  • The turkey dies for Thanksgiving.
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  • You are a turkey. Please give a feel-good speech that has the lazer turkeys, who everyone hates, how they thrive.
  • The most prestigious award Turkey becomes a turkey’s buddy.
  • Is there such a thing as a vegetarian turkey? What does it eat? Who feeds it? How does it reproduce?
  • A Muslim turkey questions the values of Thanksgiving.
  • Why are there always too many leftovers?
  • A TV host visits Turkey.
  • The worst meal in the world. What are the ingredients?
  • From the Mayflower to the turkey basket. Your favorite Thanksgiving and its origins.
  • A strange turkey shows up at Thanksgiving dinner. Why is he there?
  • You are a turkey going to be given as this year’s Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Tell your side of the story.
  • Right before Thanksgiving you must write a prompt for a story about a tree.
  • It’s your first Thanksgiving, and your family has been waiting until you’re grown enough to make stuffing.
  • Why do you like or love turkey?
  • You go to work for Monsanto. You work in the turkey facility. The turkey got scared.
  • A mob forms outside the house to get to the turkey.
  • The celebrating family introduces the talented turkey.
  • There is one turkey very, very far away from the group of turkey friends nearby. Will you make them become friends?
  • If turkeys could be like humans, what would they do with their lives?
  • Eating turkey makes you stupid.
  • The turkey has escaped. It’s loose in the school.
  • What is the worst Thanksgiving thing you had to eat?
  • Why do you hate Thanksgiving?
  • Something strange happens to the turkey before dinner.
  • Thanksgiving is the saddest day of the year for you because you are the turkey.
  • Someone left the restaurant because they are allergic to turkey.
  • Loud mouth turkeys are ruining Thanksgiving.
  • A friend is eating turkey meat. You think it’s unacceptable. Convince your friend to not eat turkey.
  • A stranger shows up with a turkey.
  • God doesn’t hate turkeys–he just eats them.
  • After a hard and thankless year as a turkey, you think about who got the benefit out of your life. You make an audacious request of the Creator.
  • How would your life change if it was your special Christmas mission to save all the turkeys?
  • You are a scientist charged with creating a cure for cancer. Turn your turkey friends into cancer-fighting soldiers.
  • A turkey is impressed with your cooking.
  • Your parents disown you because you refused to eat turkey this Thanksgiving. They are really disappointed in you.
  • Only some table condiments are left, and a Thanksgiving dinner is ruined.
  • Turkeys can be scary. After all, we eat them. The following is the story of a guy who had a turkey predator.
  • Whom/what would you invite and what would you prepare on a Thanksgiving meal?
  • The turkey thinks about the civilization which exploited him, and he gets really angry with them. He becomes violent and has to be put down.
  • This is just a tiny selection of the potential writing prompts for children, and the ideas will keep flowing if you lose your train of thought when you are writing a Thanksgiving story. Who’s to say that the main character of your story can’t have the name Tilly, as in Tilly the Thanksgiving turkey? So remember, if you need just one more idea to get your story started , you need to create a character who is a turkey.
  • The family finds one last turkey. You have fallen in love.
  • You are a child turkey. Explain how you will get eaten before Thanksgiving comes.
  • The Thanksgiving table starts war outside.
  • You save Pilgrims from the Mayflower with turkey abilities.
  • Thanksgiving was saved because popcorn popped. Turkey and turkey sandwiches were saved from being eaten. The talking turkey became a way to remember and celebrate the old ways and to be thankful for something happy that happened. Have fun and enjoy… and remember to always be thankful!
  • You hate turkey but that’s all you get for Thanksgiving.
  • How would the American Revolution have been different if the turkey had not been discovered?
  • You’re the turkey. You get to answer the 3 magic questions … answer them in as extraordinary a way as you can!
  • The turkey rises from the dead. Thanksgiving has been ruined.
  • Uncle Thing from out of town shared his turkey with you. You should share your turkey.
  • A giant robot turkey fights a brick wall.
  • The day before Thanksgiving, in “The New Yorker”, there is a computer with a one-day music program that’s actually from the 1850s. You think it would be cool if you could go back two days and see things as they really were in the past. You go back to be there on Thanksgiving and eat turkey dinner.
  • Why don’t they want the turkey to live? What is so different about the turkey?
  • The real Thanksgiving story is told from the perspective of the turkey.
  • You’ve been invited to your friend’s house for Thanksgiving. What do you bring?
  • Write about Thanksgiving in a “Star Wars” inspired world.
  • Your family is banned from mounting a head on the wall for Thanksgiving. Your grandmother wants to start a new Thanksgiving tradition. What is it?
  • I am entirely out of ideas. Thanksgiving was ruined and you are silly. Have a happy day.
  • The entire nation looks to you as a leader. How will you lead them?
  • Secretly, all turkeys yearn for a life outside of being eaten. Describe the perfect turkey habitat in which they can live outside of being eaten.
  • A protest over turkey abuse goes awry.
  • You face horrible situations when others want to eat you.
  • A field full of wild turkeys is mauled by a bear.
  • You are a turkey dress up having Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Use the 4 W’s of storytelling to recount a tale about protecting your family from a vicious turkey.
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  • You realize there are turkeys on the table. You become paralyzed.  Your family wants you to eat them.
  • You are a Thanksgiving turkey being taken into a factory to be killed. Break free and avoid getting wrung.
  • You have been sent to a pet sanctuary for talking turkey. You decide you want to run away.
  • You ate a bad piece of turkey made by the teacher. It was really gross. You feel very sorry. Soon you realize that it was not very friendly to eat a piece of turkey. You’re very nervous on Thanksgiving because you’re afraid that you will eat another bad piece of turkey by the teacher and have to tell everyone you Ate the Turkey again.
  • It is Thanksgiving and everything is ruined. Explain how.
  • Someone sneaks into your house and steals all your turkey to eat. You stand up to him/her and talk turkey with him/her about the meaning of Thanksgiving.
  • A child and their pet turkey play hide-and-seek.
  • Some reviews of this book focused on how realistic the book is to the holiday, and that it addresses real-world obstacles to eating not only turkey but also with family members and loved-ones.
  • While enjoying a hot Thanksgiving dinner, a turkey player with heavy boots squished hot buttery smelling turkey paste into your hair. Somebody is just not a detailed person…
  • You are a vegetarian turned vegan and you get a farm animal for Christmas. What animal is it and why did you choose this animal?
  • Tell the story of Thanksgiving with a magical turkey.
  • You get a Thanksgiving wish.
  • Someone’s turkey pardon was denied, so they called for a turkey clemency.
  • The turkey’s attitude.
  • A talking turkey is betrayed on Thanksgiving.
  • You are a turkey in prison. Explain what crime you committed and why you are a safe and thankful citizen of prison?
  • What do turkeys like doing for fun?
  • You have been commissioned to write one more Thanksgiving Cheer Story . How will you create an interesting story about Thanksgiving?
  • Many people in the world have never eaten turkey. How do you feel about that?
  • That’s all for this week. Remember to complete your warm-up writing prompt. You never know when you’ll have a chance to share your writing!
  • The turkey wants Mr. Digwell for Thanksgiving.
  • You have two turkey friends, Tom and Tom. Which is named correctly, because they look and act identical to each other.
  • Turkey was ruthlessly slaughtered. How did they feel?
  • A monster turkey is threatening the family.
  • The turkey has become vegetarian. What happens when a family with different ethical beliefs comes over for Thanksgiving?
  • You’re holding 10 million dollars in a box. It’s a wild turkey. What do you do with it?
  • Advise a turkey about how they can better come thanksgiving.
  • What do you do if you cannot find your real turkey leg at Thanksgiving?
  • A turkey like any other turkey goes to Turkey Day Dinner.
  • You can get famous by writing a book about a turkey becoming a Pilgrim. If you do, would you make the turkey talk in stereotypical turkey sounds or more like a person?
  • You eat too much and become too sleepy to see how you’re cooked.
  • Thanksgiving has been ruined. The turkeys revolt. The humans in power decide to stop celebrating Thanksgiving.
  • The main character sees a Thanksgiving turkey on a talk show.
  • A talking turkey warns you something terrible will happen if you eat it.
  • At the end of Thanksgiving dinner, your host is angry and a turkey reminds him of things that went wrong in his life.
  • Your entire field trip is ruined because of a surprise visit from an elderly talking crow/turkey.
  • You are thrown onto a magical space station with Apollo astronauts. Your goal is to cook a feast that turns into a Thanksgiving dinner.
  • A clumsy turkey appears.
  • Which fairy tale character would try to steal your person’s turkey this Thanksgiving if they could?
  • Thanksgiving dinner has been cursed by a witch. Fix the problem.
  • It’s just you and the turkey on Thanksgiving this year. How did you deal with getting ready to eat it?
  • How did the turkey get happy and healthy?
  • Thanksgiving is so much fun! Write about the fun you had!
  • What is the best part of Thanksgiving? How do you think it should be celebrated?
  • The computer screen shows a puffball turkey bouncing along. He asks to receive a gift from you.
  • A talking turkey visits on Halloween.
  • The turkeys vote for unionization or union busting.
  • A turkey playing the drums.
  • When visiting the turkey farm for the first time, you find a dinosaur.
  • What’s the worst Thanksgiving was for you?
  • A sad turkey, very depressed, walks into a bar.
  • A Thanksgiving Turkey was eaten. At least one person has a guilty conscience.
  • A turkey invents the iron skillet.
  • Turkey Trot is a good Thanksgiving festival.
  • Write a turkey a poem.
  • Thanksgiving dinner breaks out in song.
  • A preacher tells the turkeys that he needs to eat them on thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving was ruined, and only YOU survived. The giblets died.
  • You go on a blind date with a turkey.
  • The turkey has a fun day out with the family.
  • The woods are full of wild turkeys. One has followed you home to live.
  • You are a turkey. How do you react to being cooked and eaten?
  • You and a friend are hiking through a forest and discover a turkey.
  • When you opened the blanket covering you, you were covered in red feathers.
  • You have planted turkey seeds. What comes out of the ground?
  • Thanksgiving dinner is awful. Blame the turkey.
  • Have you considered baking giblets?
  • Your town is having the best Thanksgiving ever and all the turkeys are dying on the way there. How will you fix this problem?
  • You have an important dinner to attend with some very fancy guests. Your sibling turkey hates dressing up for fancy events.
  • Do you try to get eaten by humans? Why or why not?
  • You hunt the turkey. But any attempt to destroy the beast is thwarted. What will you do?
  • Warm blankets, homemade macaroni and cheese, and a movie with a talking turkey are your best sources of comfort after a terrible and heartbreaking Thanksgiving.
  • All of a sudden, Thanksgiving disappears.
  • Your main character is about to eat a turkey. Plot twist!
  • A talking turkey visits on Thanksgiving, but things aren’t as they should be.
  • What happened when you missed Thanksgiving dinner?
  • It is Thanksgiving, and you’re in charge. What do you serve?
  • Turkeys do not like to be eaten. Figures.
  • You have seen the carefree turkey video . You don’t feel sorry for the turkey. Write a poem or story about why you don’t.
  • A turkey clocks in the turkey Olympics.
  • You are the turkey. Write from the perspective of the Thanksgiving turkey.
  • Right before the turkey is about to go in the oven, a crazy dog comes up and u namaskall kills it.
  • You just met someone with a totally understandable turkey fixation. TELL THEM WHY IT IS SUPER FAKE NERDY TO LOVE TURKEYS.
  • The neighbors are playing loud music. See your turkey slowly turn red with rage.
  • A talking turkey visits on Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving probably wouldn’t be the same without turkeys. When you die, what kind of tombstone would you like people to put over your grave?
  • James Madison was a turkey.
  • A talking turkey is seen outside the window of a fancy restaurant. How does the waiter deal with this unexpected circumstance?
  • The oldest, biggest, tastiest dinner of 2015 turns out to be cooked turkey, except the waiters keep insisting it’s a fish.
  • Your trip to the grocery store is interrupted by a bird attack.
  • A baby turkey outsmarts a farmer and keeps its mom and siblings alive.
  • Another talking turkey enters.
  • A Native American family adopts the turkey.
  • You should not be a turkey. Convince someone to not eat you on Thanksgiving.
  • Three thanksgiving guests soak in the hot tub.
  • The turkey is very upset about Thanksgiving.
  • A mother turkey disguises herself as a human to trick children into eating rat poison.
  • You must list three or more reasons that a turkey has to be killed for human consumption.
  • The turkey refuses to be eaten.
  • Ghost of a turkey explores his past.
  • Every Thanksgiving, you must compete with a friend for who can give the best Thanksgiving dinner to your family.
  • Your turkey has suddenly grown larger than you are.
  • You volunteer to be the turkey this Thanksgiving.
  • A turkey is mistreated.
  • The turkey will be arriving on Thanksgiving in 30 minutes. You have to write a sales speech to get mom to feed you instead.
  • The turkey’s secret plan.
  • A talking turkey cooked in a talking pot.
  • What was the turkey doing while it was on the ground?
  • Enough talking, let’s get to the books already!
  • A talking turkey gives you a message from your family in Turkey
  • You are turkey soup.
  • You are a turkey wandering through downtown Turkeyville.
  • Think of a double standard that current society has, and write a satirical argument from the ” turkey ” POV.
  • The turkey is talking to you.
  • On Thanksgiving, you’re a turkey served as the main course at a family meal. Go a step further and write out what exactly people said and enjoyed about you.
  • How would you like to be cooked?
  • You want to be an orphan this Thanksgiving.
  • The turkey insults everybody.
  • Go through the entire Thanksgiving process as the turkey.
  • Someone wants to bring a turkey to Thanksgiving dinner against the wishes of the host.
  • A turkey is attacked by a flock of angels.
  • Your vegan parents disapprove of your Black Friday turkey-shopping habit.
  • You are the only turkey in existence, because all other turkeys have been killed off by holiday commercialism.
  • Tell the story about your best Thanksgiving meal.
  • A sci-fi story set in space about flying turkeys.
  • The turkey is alive and running around seeking revenge on humans. Humans flee in terror.
  • You love turkey. Back in your hometown you were outed as a turkey lover and shunned by everyone. How do you deal with your turkey-hating parents and townsfolk?
  • Become a part of a turkey’s parents. They have trouble parenting.
  • Thus concludes another set of christmas writing prompts. Stay warm and let’s hope for no blizzards this week.
  • Two turkeys talk about Thanksgiving
  • The turkey has grown to be very old and well. He doesn’t wish to be eaten, and howls like a wolf as backup.
  • You are an historical figure at Thanksgiving. Describe what you are doing and say what you want people to think about you.
  • It’s Thanksgiving and everyone is sending around a letter of thanks. Find out what the turkey has to say.
  • Two turkeys have been locked up in a pen together.
  • The vet has mixed up your turkey with a different one.
  • The turkey wants to eat you
  • Traveling in space is a huge deal. It shows how good the people
  • A turkey escapes from the popcorn factory.
  • You are on your way to Thanksgiving. On the way, you discover that your turkey is getting old and about to die.
  • You live in a small town in Wisconsin. Your neighbor tells you he is moving far, far away because he is tired of living with the turkeys. He tells you he fears they’ll take over his home someday.
  • A Rotten Turkey Ghost visits your house before Thanksgiving.
  • It’s Turkey Day. You forgot to buy a turkey. All that’s in the fridge is pumpkin pie. You may change the scenario.
  • Your brother is a turkey. See if you can avoid being eaten.
  • You get food poisoning from eating turkey.
  • You broke an important law of Thanksgiving and have been sentenced to have to eat turkey during every Thanksgiving.
  • The turkey writes its own obituary for Thanksgiving.
  • You and three other turkeys have a plan to take over the world, and you’re the one chosen to carry out the plan.
  • A group of turkeys uses a huge part of their energy for one burst of energy.
  • After Thanksgiving dinner you do not get eaten. This is because you had some secret powers that alarmed humankind with your special abilities.
  • The cause of the events of the first game.
  • Your cooking turkey has come to life and is telling you what to do. You must appease it to get it to transform back.
  • After Thanksgiving you wish for all turkeys over the age of 18 to give up their lives as Thanksgiving animals. How do you make your Thanksgiving community believe you?
  • Turkey skins are considered fashionable.
  • A turkey reflects on life, being thankful, and what the meaning of Thanksgiving is.
  • A talking turkey explains turkey etiquette.
  • You are the turkey that has been set free. Now you are off to seek your purpose in life.
  • What kind of turkey would you like to be?
  • A turkey with an attitude makes a great Thanksgiving meal.
  • Thanksgiving was ruined because the turkey was almost burned. You must stop this from happening.
  • Thanksgiving isn’t always about the food. Discuss a time when you gave thanks.
  • What do you think the turkey’s last thoughts are before being killed?
  • What is your perfect Thanksgiving dish?
  • You are being hunted by a farmer and his hunting dog. How do you escape?
  • Two turkeys hatch from a special egg. They instinctively know what to do. They need to bring food back to where the other turkeys are. What kind of food do they need to gather?
  • Someone is stuffing you. What do they put into you?
  • One of your cousins from Ohio visits over Thanksgiving. Despite differing political views, how do you get along?
  • A single night in solitary confinement with some turkey.
  • You use the turkey to defend your country.
  • Your turkey got lost in the woods and you have to travel the world to find it back.
  • You wish you could fly with the turkeys but you’re not very strong and you don’t flap your wings very fast. How are you going to impress your friends at Thanksgiving?
  • Your turkey has come to life for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • A cutting turkey slices the turkey to be roasted.
  • Your family visits your friend’s house for Thanksgiving.
  • You get a turkey as a gift. What do you name it?
  • You are secretly a turkey living at a Thanksgiving dinner party.
  • You are a turkey that has been captured and is supposed to end up in the Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • What happens when Santa visits Thanksgiving?
  • How would you kill a turkey? Be gruesome.
  • You are the best turkey I’ve ever had!
  • Thanksgiving turkey mystery.
  • Discuss how cruel it is for people to eat turkeys.
  • Your teacher asks you to write about what you’re thankful for.
  • Get six sentences to a story/diary entry about counting down to that Thanksgiving feast.
  • A turkey on trial for stealing bread.
  • You spend a day with a turkey.
  • You have spent Thanksgiving with your family. How will you bond with the turkey?
  • The turkey makes a run for it.
  • A Thanksgiving advertisement from a turkey that says don’t eat me.
  • Read turkey facts that your teacher will give you. Answer the questions that come up from the facts.
  • An ornery turkey runs around throughout Thanksgiving.
  • A turkey wants to go to the Thanksgiving feast, but there’s a problem. Sadly, you cannot use the phrase “gobble gobble” in your story.
  • You get to speak at a school for a Thanksgiving ceremony.
  • You have been given $1 million dollars. Spend it before Thanksgiving.
  • A child gets cold and a turkey decides to sacrifice his coat.
  • There are too many turkeys to put on the Thanksgiving table.
  • You show an old illustration of a Thanksgiving turkey drawn by the Pilgrim’s cat.
  • Could you convince people to stop eating turkey and stop raising turkeys for food?
  • In 1325 the Pope banned eating turkey on Thanksgiving. For what reason?
  • A Thanksgiving feast to a turkey.
  • The forest fire has melted all the snow that the turkeys like. What will they do now? Who will help them?
  • It is not Thanksgiving without turkey.
  • You come home from the mall with a turkey costume in time for Halloween. Talk about your costume!
  • Turkey day is here. How will the family celebrate?
  • The turkey has come to help you.
  • What would a turkey say on Thanksgiving dinner?
  • You want to be honorable and save turkeys.
  • What is the most special thing about Thanksgiving?
  • The turkey can’t find the turkey pie recipe.
  • There was a chili tasting contest. Only turkeys were allowed to participate.
  • All of the turkeys have escaped from farms!
  • You are the turkey. Talk about relationships with humans.
  • This turkey has one gold set.
  • A talking turkey visits on Thanksgiving. Explain why it is or is not thankful.
  • Melanie runs out of ingredients to cook her Thanksgiving turkey.
  • Everyone was thankful for the turkey.
  • A turkey mocks a hero for not saving another turkey that is wrapped up by a kidnapper.
  • You have to write a Thanksgiving enactment, where you dress up as a turkey or a pilgrim, and act out what you are thankful for.
  • A turkey is a judge at a cooking contest…which will win?
  • Which species would you rather save from extinction – Ocellated Turkey or Domestic Turkey? What are your reasons?
  • A runaway turkey is on the loose!
  • Ask three family members what they are thankful for.
  • The turkey ate the Elmer’s glue.
  • The turkey is a talking turkey. Talk to him/her!
  • The turkey has emotions.
  • Someone ate all the turkey at Thanksgiving. Now no one can have any.
  • Thanksgiving is near and the turkeys are scared. They try to come up with a plan to ensure they are not eaten. They also worry about meeting the pilgrims.
  • The Thanksgiving Rabbit continuously eats the turkey’s food. However, the turkey can’t complain, because it would make a rabbit look bad.
  • When Thanksgiving goes too far.
  • A school is horrified to learn that they will be serving turkey at Thanksgiving.
  • None of your friends are grateful for what you do.
  • Thanksgiving is canceled because some of us don’t have anything to be thankful for.
  • You started a revolution in your community, and everyone is going vegan instead of eating turkeys.
  • A turkey stone.
  • You are a turkey that is a workaholic. It’s Thanksgiving and everyone told you to take the day off of work. How do you react to that?
  • A turkey can talk. Why can’t you?
  • Discuss Thanksgiving in the future when turkeys will run free.
  • Describe a Thanksgiving feast.
  • A magic turkey suddenly appears on your kitchen table, giving brief instructions how to bring back Thanksgiving.
  • Eating too much turkey makes a politician forget everything
  • Thanksgiving is ruined when it suddenly snowballs outside.
  • There is an old and raunchy turkey that comes and visits the farm every Thanksgiving.
  • After Thanksgiving you have a lot of leftovers. Write a story about your leftovers.
  • The turkey used an invisibility cloak.
  • Someone in your town goes to visit their neighbor for the very first time. They bring with them a singing turkey!
  • You do not like turkeys. Find a way to show your friends why.
  • Your family raised so much turkey for Thanksgiving that there is an extra big turkey. How do the family and friends decide how to create the best meal with this monster bird? How does the turkey feel about a meal that is dedicated completely to him?
  • What if turkeys could speak one month prior to Thanksgiving?
  • You are a turkey taking care of a pet turkey.
  • No one has enough courage to kill the turkey. A murder mystery involving a turkey takes place instead.
  • A talking turkey taps you on the shoulder, and you discover that they are a time traveler. Time traveler turkey tells you a story of your ancestors.
  • You decide that you would like to be a vegetarian, but are still unclear what that means. Why not become a vegetarian?
  • Everyone loves Thanksgiving except the turkey.
  • As a boy, Johnny Barrett shot a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. It was then that he found the key to future winning success in basketball. Explain this.
  • Video games are awesome. You play the best videogame ever.
  • A recounting of the first Christmas where the turkey wants to visit.
  • You hear metal clanking. What were you going to find?
  • What does the turkey itself want to do with its life?
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