50 Thanksgiving Games for Kids and Families

Looking for ideas for fun Thanksgiving games to keep everyone engaged and involved this year? Check out this list of activities. There’s something here to entertain party guests of all ages and stages.pumpkin and fall leavesSomewhere between the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and the football game, choose some of these games to create new family traditions and memories that will last until next year’s festivities.

Thanksgiving Games

These Minute to Win It Thanksgiving Games are hilarious! We even laughed long after we had finished playing.

The games included:

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Turkeys of a Feather
  • Pumpkin Seed Suck It Up
  • Pumpkin or Candy Corn Relay
  • Turkey Basting (with balloons)

Making your own prize punch board is easy and adding some festive flair requires only that you choose fall colored tissue paper. This is certain to make the holidays more memorable this year.

This Thanksgiving-themed version of the classic "pin the tail on the donkey" is a recipe for fun for the whole family.

These Would You Rather Questions are a great icebreaker to put out on the Thanksgiving table. There are some really silly questions which makes it really fun. Here's one example:

"Would you rather only be able to gobble to talk or oink to talk?"

This DIY Turkey Tag doesn't have to just be for the kids. Imagine the hilarity if adults get in on the action!

The goal of the game is to grab the turkey tags (made with clothespins) of others. The winner is the last player standing with at least one of their turkey pins still attached.

Laughter will be abundant while playing this turkey waddle relay race. Use inflatable turkeys to hold between your legs while you race towards the finish line!

Just for fun, you can use candy corn as markers. Bingo is a great game to play while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner.

These printable cards are a great holiday twist on the classic game of charades. I love that they include some picture clues so that even the youngest kids can participate.

Use holiday themed prizes to create a memorable game everyone is sure to enjoy.

Super fun challenges for a group! As an added bonus, these activities work on fine and gross motor skills.

I remember doing Mad Libs around a campfire when I was a teen. These are always fun to do and a great ice breaker before your Thanksgiving feast.

Having planned activities for the kids ensures that they are entertained both before and after your holiday meal.

Thanksgiving Games for Kids

This is hilarious! What kid doesn't love playing with Nerf guns and these turkey targets only add to the satisfaction.

Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls always has awesome ideas! After your kids finish knocking down their turkey targets, you can have them make turkeys out of LEGO using their tutorial.

This game can be made with items you likely already have at home. It's fun for kids of all ages and can be adapted to make it more challenging for older kids.

This cute festive twist on a ring toss game is sure to be a hit. Since the rings are glow-in-the-dark necklaces from the dollar store, this can be played in the day or at night.

These scavenger hunt ideas can keep kids entertained while their mom and dad are making preparations for the Thanksgiving feast.

Print two sets of these memory cards so that kids can match them together.

This is both a craft and a game and really a sweet idea for little ones.

Focus on the things you're grateful for with this photo scavenger hunt.

These free printable games make it easy to keep boredom at bay.

Thanksgiving Printable Games for Kids

This adorable Gratitude Game for kids is a great one to play in the lead-up to the holiday. It helps them talk about thankfulness and get into the right mindset for the upcoming holiday.

This simple pumpkin themed emotions game can be played while kids are waiting for the meal to be ready.

This cute seek and find activity is an easy one for your child to complete on their own or kids can race against each other to see who can find all the items first.

Matching cards and memory games may be simple, but they are very beneficial for kids' development. Plus, they're easy and fun!

Guests can pass the time while they're waiting for dinner to be ready by filling out this Thanksgiving word scramble.

This free printables pack includes coloring pages, Do-a-dot, math, and language activities for children.

This simple activity is an easy way to put fun and learning together.

Beat boredom with these Thanksgiving Word Scrambles.

Thanksgiving Learning Games

This DIY board game is so cute that kids will hardly notice that they're doing math!

Learning games don't have to just be for younger kids as these math and logic puzzles prove.

These cute fraction puzzles feature turkeys and pumpkin pies. What could be more festive than that?!

Kids are sure to love “feeding” the turkey addition problem pie in this Turkey & Pie Addition Game!

This 1-10 counting activity is great for home or the classroom.

Test your child's Visual perception skills with these turkey feather matching cards.

Print out these cards. Using dice and math manipulatives or blocks, kids can play a holiday themed math game.

More Turkey Day Games and Activities:

Grab your free Minute to Win It Build Edition printable pack for a Minute to Win It game night using LEGO.  

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