Fun FREE Printable Games and Activities for Thanksgiving

Y’all are going to have the BEST. THANKSGIVING. EVER. if you follow this post’s advice and print your favorite Thanksgiving Day Entertainment for your Happy Home to enjoy.

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Bloom offers these adorable little numbered FREE Printable turkeys that you can hide and send guests on a Turkey Hunt!

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Will there be a bunch of boys at your Thanksgiving gathering?

Break out the Nerf Guns and the FREE Printable turkeys from Frugal Fun 4 Boys and you can do some target practice.

Doesn’t that just make you smile?? :-)

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Print out this Turkey Template from Toddler Approved and let your Happy Buddies color and add M&M feathers – yum!

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The Crafting Chicks have this awesome set of FREE Printable Thanksgiving BINGO Cards.

The perfect activity for that period of lounging that comes just after the dishes are cleared.

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I looove playing Would You Rather? with the Happy Hubs.

You can find these goofy Thanksgiving Would You Rather? Questions from Classroom Freebies – sure to inspire some giggles around the table.

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Have you ever played one of those Don’t Eat Such-and-Such games?

Happy Home Fairy has a FREE Printable Don’t Eat Tom Turkey – this is the funniest game ever.

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And, finally, these FREE Printable Thanksgiving Conversation and Activity Cards from Happy Home Fairy are going to become a beloved tradition year after year.

No one’s going to be watching the Macy’s parade with all this brilliance!

Happy FREE Printable Thanksgiving Games and Activity-ing! :-)

*Need MORE awesome Thanksgiving Game Ideas?  Check out THIS POST to find 7 additional easy and fun game ideas for a fabulous Thanksgiving!*

An A-maize-ing Post

As I sit here working on this post, I am wondering about the success of it.

I mean, this is a post about corn.

Does corn inspire you?  Is it something worth crafting?

If you’re struggling to think so, then let me show you just how a-maize-ing corn can be…

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The Prairie Mother used bubble wrap to paint the corn on these Toilet Paper Roll Corn Crafts.

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Your Happy Buddy uses his/her fingerprint to make the little pieces of corn on these clever Fingerprint Corn Place Cards for Thanksgiving from Spoonful.

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I told you you would need a lot of candy corn this month…

What a cute and educational Corn Counting Activity from No Time for Flashcards!

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Your Happy Buddies will have fun eating popcorn and then putting what is left of it into a Ziploc bag with paint to make these fun Corn Crafts from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.

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How about this fun Corn on the Cob Breakfast from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons?

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Are you helping with your Happy Buddy’s classroom Thanksgiving Party this year?

These Mini Corn on the Cob Bites from Tablespoon are super yummy and easy to make.

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Another great party idea – leave out a jar of Indian Candy Corn for a fun Guessing Game.

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These Indian Corn Favors from The Fickle Pickle are so neat!  You can even find that adorable tag as a FREE Printable!

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And, finally, this Indian Corn Thanksgiving Napkin Ring from Reading Confetti is easy and pretty – just what your Thanksgiving table needs this year.

Corn is a reminder of the significance of that first Thanksgiving so many years ago, where the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to harvest their own so that they wouldn’t be hungry.

Talk about sharing God’s love!

What do you think about corn now?

I hope you are corn-vinced that it’s pretty great. :-)

Happy Corn Craft-ing!

*P.S. Check out my family’s FAVORITE recipe for Corn Casserole HERE.  Awesome for Thanksgiving.*

The Thanksgiving Feast You Don’t Want to Eat

My mouth is already watering just thinking about Thanksgiving dinner!

I adore eating turkey.

You can bet that I will be the first one in my family shamelessly stuffing Ziploc bags of leftover bird to take home for extra deliciousness for the rest of the week.

What do you love about Thanksgiving dinner?

The mashed potatoes, the cranberry sauce, the pumpkin bread?

Whatever your taste buds crave, these 5 fun crafts celebrate our nation’s beloved feast, but unfortunately won’t fill any Ziplocs with leftovers.

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Here is a great activity from Fun4Kids.

Page through magazines or grocery store ads and have your Happy Buddy cut out Thanksgiving-related foods.  Then paste on to a paper plate to create a Pretend Thanksgiving Dinner!

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Cotton ball mashed potatoes, a lunch bag drumstick…  This 3D Thanksgiving Dinner from Kiboomu will be way easier to cook up than the real deal!

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These Thanksgiving Cupcakes are a hoot!

If you’re interested in making a batch of your own, pop over to Black Eiffel and scroll through a few of the comments to get the low down – super creative.

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You won’t have to keep answering the question, “When’s it time to eat?” with this helpful craft from Spoonful.com!

With a simple spin, this clever gizmo gives everyone an accurate reading on expected chow time.

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And, finally, I have told y’all before (much to my embarrassment) that I do not sew.  I cannot even sew a button.

Around these parts, if someone loses a button, I make a speedy drive to my mother’s where she teaches me for the millionth time how to sew a button and then I promptly forget as soon as I drive back home. :-)

So, I doubt you will find me whipping up the above spectacular Thanksgiving Felt Food Feast from the super talented lady over at Smashed Peas and Carrots, but I had to share because if I could sew, this is what I’d be working on this month – no doubt!

With all these great projects in honor of America’s best meal ever – I have to ask, what’s the key to a great Thanksgiving dinner?

The turKEY.

Get it?

:-)

Happy Thanksgiving Dinner Craft-ing! :-)

5 Simple Gift Ideas That Say Thanks – FREE Printables!

Here are a few simple ways to bless someone with your gratitude for them this month!

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Bake up a batch of mini pumpkin bread loaves (delicious recipe included) and attach these adorable FREE Printable tags from The Larson Lingo!

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Pick up an inexpensive, fall-scented candle and add this FREE Printable tag from Lil’ Luna.

A great gift for teachers!

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Everyone loves M&M’s!

This sweet jar and FREE Printable tag from Mommy by day Crafter by night is the perfect thing to give to your neighbors this month.

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Know someone who might need a quick chocolate fix?

These FREE Printable Hershey’s Bar wrappers from Living Locurto would really satisfy the craving.

In fact, I gave these out to all of our church’s Preschool Ministry volunteers last November! :-)

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And, finally, Happy Home Fairy has these super awesome FREE Printable Popcorn Tags that can be attached to a bag of microwaveable popcorn and handed out to anyone!  The mailman, Publix checker, bank teller, Sunday School teacher, etc.

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

Happy Simple Thanksgiving Gift-ing! :-)

Easy Turkey Treats

I hope y’all were able to stock up on some candy corn this week. :-)

Because I have one more simple little idea that will put those clearance candy corn bags to good use (inspiration from HERE)!

What you need:

Directions:

TADA!

And they stand up all on their own!

What a sweet treat to have waiting at everyone’s place setting on Thanksgiving this year.

Or a surprise after school yummy for your Happy Buddies one day this month.

However you use ‘em, they are sure to be gobbled up! :-)

(Seriously.  I cannot stop the Happy Hubby from sampling all of the Oreos and mini pb cups.  It’s his new favorite combination!)

Happy Easy Turkey Treat-ing!

Easy Turkey Craft

I love an easy craft where I have all of the materials on hand!

This cute little turkey (with inspiration from HERE) was a lot of fun to make.  Don’t you just love all the colors?

What you need:

Construction paper – brown, orange and red (I accidentally put yellow in the picture instead of red!  Oops!)

Scissors

Glue

Paper Plate

Colorful tissue paper cut into squares

Googly eyes

Step 1 – Cut the paper plate in half.

Step 2 – Drizzle glue all over the plate.

Step 3 – Lay the tissue paper squares on top of the paper plate however you fancy.

Step 4 – Cut turkey’s body, beak, feet, and waddle from the construction paper.

Step 5 – Glue the turkey’s face together and attach everything to the paper plate.

Step 6 – Voila!  A colorful little turkey!

This one’s mine. :-)

Happy Easy Turkey Craft-ing! :-)

*Check out THIS year’s Super Easy Turkey Craft HERE!*

*And you can find my other great Turkey Crafts HERE, HERE, and HERE!*

It’s a…

Well, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and I still can’t say that I have ever made a turkey.

But I have definitely made a paper bag turkey!

One Charming Party’s creative kid’s table display inspired me this year as we planned to tell our family the gender of Baby #2.The Happy Hubby helped me make our paper bag turkey – but instead of stuffing it with popcorn, we stuffed it with a balloon the color of our baby’s gender. :-)

Then we took it to our Thanksgiving feast.I explained to the fam that by carving this turkey – they’d get to know who was in my tummy!So, we let the nieces and nephew have at it.

I mean, what kids under 12 ever get an opportunity to carve a turkey??

*No knives were used in the carving of our gender reveal turkey.  No one was hurt in the process either!* :-)Our nephew was pretty excited since he has been outnumbered for years. :-)The Happy Buddy is going to have a little brother!!!

We couldn’t be more thrilled!

I know you all have been praying for a girl for us, and as much as a little princess all covered in glitter and fairy wings would have been so magical – I have had this second boy in my heart for long time and have been praying for him by name for many months!

I am so excited that the Happy Buddy is going to have a little buddy to wrestle with, play in the mud with, and crash cars with. :-)

Now all I need to do is come up with a Blog Name for him!

The Happy Buddy is the Happy Buddy…so what should this little guy’s name be?? :-)Happy Thanksgiving from me and my THREE boys! :-)