I cannot believe that it is time for Thanksgiving! These last 2 years have been pretty intense for everyone. It is safe to say that we are all feeling the weight of the world. With the seriousness of what is going on “out there”, I find it so important to create intentional opportunities for laughter and light-heartedness in our homes. As Christians, our joy is not based on circumstances. We can laugh and love in spite of our circumstances because our hope is in God alone.
Play one of these simple games and have some fun this Thanksgiving!
Don’t Eat Tom Turkey
This game is one our family plays every year! It’s a great way to use up small leftover Halloween candies like M&Ms. Click HERE for the FREE Printable!
Click HERE for a great FREE Printable to set up the perfect Thanksgiving-themed game of Charades or Pictionary.
Make a batch of chocolate playdough (recipe HERE). Give a small pile to each guest. Set out a tray with craft feathers and googly eyes and other craft bits that might be useful. Challenge everyone to create their best turkey. Award the winner with a prize.
Name that Turkey Tune
Have each player take turns crooning familiar songs, replacing all the lyrics with the word Gobble. Choose a category for each round (Christmas carols, Beatles tunes, or TV theme songs, for example) and see who among the non-warbling guests can be the first to make out each melody.
Thanksgiving Word Search
Print THIS Word Search and race to see who can complete it the fastest!
Print THESE little turkey cards, hide all over the backyard or house and send the kids on a hunt! Whoever finds the most turkeys is the winner. There are also several other fun ways to go on a hunt with these cute little turkeys. Check it out!
The Thank”PHONE”ness Challenge
This is such a fun and different idea! Race to look up photos on your phone that best represent a prompt from the provided list (for example – “Someone who makes me smile”). Click HERE for the FREE printable to play with your Thanksgiving guests.
Thanksgiving Minute-to-Win-It Games
I love these creative Thanksgiving-themed Minute-to-Win-It Games from HERE! The Turkey Leg Wrap and Sweet Potato Roll would be hilarious to watch!
To wrap up these game ideas, you can always make the loser of any game wear THIS funny turkey hat.