Instant download of You’ve Been Gobbled printable directions and sign to start or continue a fun Thanksgiving tradition with neighbors or friends!
Hey Friends! With another holiday coming up, I knew I need to make you new “You’ve Been” signs!
And this time it’s all about Thanksgiving. You’ve Been Gobbled, lol! Think of it as you’ve been booed Thanksgiving version!
Download this You’ve Been Gobbled free printable below and spread some fun treats and love to neighbors, friend’s houses, coworkers, or even students.
It’s so easy to gobble someone! All you need are the You’ve Been Gobbled sign and direction sheet, some homemade or store-bought treats, a basket or bag, and some stealthy plan!
This fun tradition is similar to You’ve Been Booed during Halloween, You’ve Been Elfed for Christmas, and You’ve Been Egged during Easter. You are secretly giving others little goodies and then they are to pay it forward by leaving small gifts for others as part of a Thanksgiving neighborhood game.
Gobbling is a great way to start a fun neighborhood tradition that leads up to Thanksgiving Day (before the crazy Christmas season)!
As a blog reader, you can download this PDF file at the bottom of the post for FREE!
How to Gobble Someone
The basis of a neighborhood or workplace “gobble” is to spread treats and a little seasonal cheer to others in secret like a Thanksgiving “boo”. And the best part is, the whole family can get in on this fun activity!
If you don’t have this fun tradition in your neighborhood yet during this particular time of year, you should start it!
Usually, one neighbor starts the Gobbling at the beginning of November by leaving a surprise gift and printable signs at someone’s front door.
Depending on which Thursday Thanksgiving falls on that particular year, you might have to start November 1st to get it through your neighborhood or workplace since it takes quite a few weeks for the gobbles to spread throughout the neighborhood.
The How: One person puts together two Gobble baskets filled with treats, simple decor, favors, etc, and puts the gobble PDF into both.
The gobble sheets are two free gobble printables (download button below). The first sheet states “You’ve Been Gobbled” and outlines the directions of how to proceed.
Then the second sheet is the free gobbled sign that the recipient hangs up in a prominent place (like a window or on the front door) that says “We’ve Been Gobbled” or “I’ve Been Gobbled”.
The really fun part of this tradition is the secrecy and trying to guess who gobbled you. Kids love to guess who they think doorbell ditched them!
The other fun part is leaving it on a doorstep and not getting caught. The kids have so much fun coming up with a plan on whose house they are going to gobble and waiting for it to get dark.
Then they’ll sneak up and leave it on the doorstep and knock (or ring the doorbell) and run to take cover. (I’d recommend rotating kids so each family member can have a chance to leave a gobble bag!
Once the recipients get their Gobble grab bag, they have two days to print out the You’ve Been Gobbled printables, put together new buckets, and deliver them. Then watch for all the gobble sheets go up in windows all throughout the month!
You’ve Been Gobbled Ideas
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There are really so many fun You’ve Been Gobbled gift ideas. The small treats you give to your neighbors can be super simple items from the Dollar Store to homemade Fall decor or baked goods.
The Dollar Store has great plastic fall-colored buckets or you can find cheap baskets at thrift stores.
We will go to Dollar Tree or Target dollar stop and get some:
- fall pencils and erasers
- small decor signs
- coffee / K pods / tea bags
- hot cocoa packs and marshmallows
- pumpkin pie spice
- fall banner
- pumpkin pie or apple pie mix
- pumpkin bread or muffins
- comfy socks
- bath bombs
- books/bookmarks/puzzle books
- easy Thanksgiving crafts
- small novelty toys if the recipient has kids
Or make a personalized small gift to add:
- fall mug
- fall decor sign
- pumpkin spice and everything nice sign
- tote bag with free fall SVG files
- decoupaged fall vase
- dollar tree night light
- dollar tree pot holder
Or print out some activity sheets or family games to add to the goodie bag:
- pumpkin coloring pages
- fall handprint crafts printables
- fall color by number pages
- fall word search printables
- fall bingo cards
- Thanksgiving printables
Put all the little gifts in two containers and you are ready to start gobbling! Have fun!
You’ve Been Gobbled PDF Download
As with all my free printables, these are for personal use only! Please no selling or redistributing of PDF files or digital downloads. Thank you!
Simply click on the download button for instant access and the PDF should automatically download. Print out the pages on a printer and get gobbling!
If you want a smaller 5×7 I’ve Been Gobbled sign to place in a frame on a desk at work, click below.
If you’d like to save this Thanksgiving version of you’ve been booed for later, simply hover over the image below and PIN It now!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!