16 Turkey-tastic Thanksgiving Activities & Games

Gobble Up the Fun: Turkey Day Play for All Generations

Get ready to add a hearty dose of fun and laughter to your Thanksgiving gathering this year with our collection of turkey-tastic games and activities. Whether you're hosting a large family feast or a cozy get-together, these creatively festive ideas will entertain guests of all ages, creating cherished moments and turning your holiday into a day of joy and togetherness.

Ideas for Thanksgiving Games & Activities

Here's a cornucopia-filled selection of ideas that will add extra joy and fun to your holiday gathering:

Autumnal Charades: Play a game of charades with seasonal and Thanksgiving-themed words and phrases – get a words list and printable charades cards here. 

Bingo: Create bingo cards featuring turkeys, pumpkins, and other holiday symbols. Use candy corn or other treats as markers. Pro Tip: Save time with our printable fall-themed Bingo cards! 

Coloring Placemats: Print our free Day of Thanks coloring placemats for an easy way to entertain your little guests and adults alike! 

DIY Wearable Crafts: Set up a craft station with supplies for making wearable Thanksgiving-themed decor, like paper turkey hats or fall-themed bracelets and necklaces. 

Festive Family Photoshoot: Capture the memories with a Thanksgiving-themed family photoshoot, using fall foliage and festive props such as pumpkins, hay bales, and potted mums. 

Gratitude Scavenger Hunt: Organize a scavenger hunt where participants find items or experiences they're thankful for around the house or in nature. 

Guess the Gobble: Blindfold participants and have them guess which family member or friend is making turkey gobbling sounds. 

Harvest-Themed Cooking Challenge: Divide guests into teams for a friendly cooking competition to create unique side dishes to add to your feast – use only local ingredients and set a time limit for even more fun. 

Thanksgiving crafts: turkey hats 

Leaf Pile Jump: Gather autumn leaves into a large pile for kids (and kids at heart) to have fun jumping and playing in. 

Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest: Have a friendly competition to see who can eat a slice of pumpkin pie the fastest, hands-free! 

Storytime Circle: Sit in a circle and take turns sharing favorite Thanksgiving memories or stories from past holidays. 

Thankful Turkey: Craft a paper turkey with removable feathers, then each guest can write down something they're grateful for on a feather, creating a beautiful display of gratitude. 

Thanksgiving Trivia: Host a Thanksgiving trivia game with questions about the holiday's history, traditions, and fun facts. 

Thanksgiving Mad Libs: Fill in the blanks of a Thanksgiving-themed Mad Libs story for hilarious and creative results. 

Thanksgiving Movie Marathon: Set up a cozy movie area and enjoy Thanksgiving-themed films or classic holiday favorites like A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving or Home for the Holidays. 

Turkey Trot Relay Race: Organize a relay race where participants waddle like turkeys with a balloon between their legs. 

These Thanksgiving games and activities are sure to cause contagious laughter and create treasured memories that will be talked about for years to come. So, gather 'round, give thanks, and enjoy each other's company to the fullest. Happy Thanksgiving!

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