27 Free Printable Thanksgiving Games & Activities

These fun & free printable Thanksgiving games and activities for adults and kids will inspire you to relax and enjoy some time with the family this year!

So it's November and really I LOVE this month -- but I also dread this month a little.  It seems to be the calm before the storm in so many ways, right?

As I'm making lists of all the things we need to do and gathering FUN printable Thanksgiving games for kids and adults -- the calendar spaces for next month seem to be filling up quicker than you can say "Rudolph"!

  free printable Thanksgiving games

27 Free Printable Thanksgiving Games & Activities

 And then there's daylight savings time ... I. Am. Not. A. Fan :(

I would MUCH rather not have to cook dinner in the dark every night.  BUT I did find an up side to it all -- it seems that we have more time around the dinner table this month.

We're all in the house a little earlier since it's getting dark and our evenings aren't nearly as busy.  Dinner has become a time to linger a little, talk and steal a few 'unscheduled' moments.

And one of our family traditions is playing a quick game, laughing as we fill in a mad-lib puzzle or telling each other some funny jokes.  It's these things that help families to slow down during the holidays -- at a time that can quickly become chaotic.

So I've rounded up some AWESOME free games & activities below along with affiliate links to a few of our favorite items -- print and play as you count down the days to Thanksgiving -- because we all deserve to relax a little this month & enjoy some time together!

I love to have a dozen (or so) of these free activities near our dinner table. I toss them in a cute storage basket with handle (which can easily be carried around) along with some of the following:

  • blank pieces of paper (so we can draw hand-print turkeys if the mood strikes us :)

And if you LOVE Thanksgiving games, check out the *NEW* printable Thanksgiving Games Pack with activities for kids, adults and the whole family to play together!! 

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Free printable Thanksgiving games and activities for kids and adults!

Free Printable Thanksgiving Games for Kids & Adults

These printable activities are fun for all ages!  

Thanksgiving Photo Scavenger Hunt | Edventures with Kids*

Thanksgiving Word Search | Superheroes & Teacups

FREE Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids and Adults | Edventures with Kids

Gratitude Activity: Thanksgiving Cootie Catcher | Bren Did *

Thanksgiving Day Parade Scavenger Hunt | Edventures with Kids


40 Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids & Adults | Edventures with Kids

Thanksgiving Mad-libs Activities | Busy Bee Kids

De-coding Thanksgiving Puzzle | CyberSleuth

Thanksgiving BINGO | Crazy Little Projects/Fun Squared *


Thanksgiving Trivia | Prettie Parties

Don't Topple the Teepee | The Inspired Treehouse (no prinitable - you only need pencils for this game)

Thanksgiving Charades | I Can Teach My Child *

Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle | Better Homes & Gardens


Turkey-land Game | Modern Homemakers

Roll-a-Turkey | Lemon Squeezy Home

Thanksgiving Play for Families | 123Homeschool4Me

If you're starting to plan a Christmas Countdown, see our printable Advent Activities Ideas!

Or if you're more of a family that kicks off Christmas at Thanksgiving, check out these 25 FREE Printable Christmas Activities & Games!


Printable Thanksgiving games

Free Printable Thanksgiving Learning Games & Activities

Keep kids thinking this month with these creative learning games and activities that are perfect for the classroom, as a way to keep kids busy before dinner or as fun things to do during Thanksgiving Break!

Thanksgiving Reading Scavenger Hunt | Edventures with Kids *

I Spy Thanksgiving | Life Over C's *

Thanksgiving Cryptogram | Classroom Jr.

Thanksgiving Word Scramble | Moms & Munchkins


Gratitude & Thankfulness Conversation Starter Cards | Edventures with Kids*

Thanksgiving Word Puzzles | Daily Dish Magazine *

Thanksgiving Puzzles & Coloring pages | Reading with Kids

Thanksgiving Placemats | Mama's Learning Corner


Turkey Feathers Number Matching | Totschooling

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts | 3Dinosaurs

Thanksgiving Pretend Play printables | Pre-K Pages

I am Thankful for ... Story Window | Buggy & Buddy

Kids excited for Christmas?  Try this FREE Christmas Geography Game or our free printable Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt to get them up and moving.


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10 Printable Thanksgiving Games for Kids & Adults