Saw this great idea for the kids for Thanksgiving on Honest to Nod.
First you stuff a paper-bag turkey with popcorn. Hot glue it shut, and add on some drumsticks:
Give the kids a knife and let them carve it open. (I love how K is making a stabbing motion along with her cousin!)
Surprise! It's like a Thanksgiving pinata, minus the stick!
All was quiet for a few minutes while the adults put final touches on the real meal. We were thankful, and so were the kids.