Enjoy these fun Thanksgiving Games with family and friends. Some of the best Thanksgiving party games for a Friendsgiving, classroom party, or as new fall family traditions.
There is something about cooler weather and the first leave to fall that makes me want to bring all the family tradition out. From fall festivals, picking apples, carving pumpkins, and hosting friends and family.
Thanksgiving is a perfect time to get together with family and friends. It’s a pretty chill holiday but definitely has many opportunity to not be a bore.
What are some Thanksgiving day activities?
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to wrap up your fall bucket list. Common thanksgiving traditions and activities include a morning Turkey Trot, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, anticipation of a silly Elf on the Shelf returning, baking, a backyard football game and perhaps lots of eating. There are plenty of activities and Thanksgiving games that can be done with both friends and family, kids and adults.
What do kids do at Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is full of fall traditions that are very exciting for kids. From baking pumpkin pie to watching football, creating Thanksgiving crafts to setting the Thanksgiving table, there are many activities and family traditions that kids and patriciate in.
Prepare activities for your next Thanksgiving with the kids in mind. Of course a family game night (or even a family game day) is a bit out of the norm on Thanksgiving. However, if you are looking to bring a fun thanksgiving activities for adults, kids, family and friends, take a look at these unique Thanksgiving Party Games that will create some amazing memories.
What are some games for a Thanksgiving party?
If you are looking for a list of activities to keep your guests entertained, take a look at these fun Thanksgiving party game ideas. Twelve of the best thanksgiving games for kids and adults that aren’t bingo, board games or football.
These DIY games can be pulled together in a matter of seconds. With a list of easy game instructions and game supplies, they keep you organized and on track. Use for a Thanksgiving classroom party, for hosting a friendsgiving or add as a new family tradition for the fall.
Bobbing for Apples
You’ll need: Bucket, water, apples, string
In this traditional Thanksgiving game, players try to grab an apple out of a bucket of water using only their mouth. Need to adapt this game into something germ-free? This can be twisted into a similar game by typing apples on a string and hanging from a tree or pole (keeping everyone from sharing germs.)
Turkey Leg Ring Toss
You’ll need: Rings, tape, brown grocery bags, newspaper
Similar to ring toss, see how many rings you can get on the turkey legs. For a night game, add glow in the dark necklaces as your rings. For brief directions, turkey legs can easily be created using brown paper bags. Twist the top to make the leg.
Turkey Leg Hunt
You’ll need: Plastic Easter eggs, washi tape, candies or small prizes, plastic spoons,
Spin this Easter game into a hilaroius thanksgiving-themed activity. Similar to an Easter egg hunt, only seekers are finding the turkey legs. Easy to make. Lots of fun included. Of course everyone will love the prize inside!
Gobble. Gobble. Eat
You’ll need: A plate of Thanksgiving food
This Thanksgiving dinner game requires you to be on your feet while eating. Okay, you actually take a seat but you better be paying attention! Through pleasant conversation (don’t change what you are talking about), take turns spilling key words. make sure you follow the table instructions when you hear those key words.
Candy Corn Pyramid Toss
You’ll need: Gravy bowl, cups, candy corn, mini marshmallows
In this minute to win it challenge, see how many candy corns (or marshmallows) you can score in 60 seconds! Use gravy bowls or cups to catch the flying candy.
You’ll need: Construction paper, plastic cups, pumpkins, 2-Liter bottles
Grab your Halloween pumpkins and let’s go bowling. With construction paper, you can decorate cups or 2-litter bottles into cute turkey crafts. Fun as an outdoor or backyard Thanksgiving game on turkey day.
Turkey Waddle Relay
You’ll need: Balloons
Thanksgiving requires outdoor games that don’t include football.
Run waddle your way to the finish line in this Thanksgiving relay race. With a balloon between your legs, hobble to tag your teammate as they continue to race. Fastest team, wins.
You’ll need: Baskets, mini pumpkins
More waddling required in this relay race that add miniature pumpkins (yam or gourd.) No hand sand don’t let your pumpkin fall to the floor. Shake your tail feather as you go!
You’ll need: Pumpkins
Just like the Easter egg roll classic game, only with pumpkins. Roll your way to the finish line in this Thanksgiving day race. Stay in teams for this group game.
Candy Corn Search
You’ll need: Whipped cream, pie tins, candy corn
Get messy in this whipped cream pie tin game. See if you can be the first to find all the candy corn in this Thanksgiving Minute to Win it Game.
Roll on Relay
You’ll need: Sweet potatoes
Using your nose, get ready for laughter and squeals in this race against two players. Here’s the twist, no hands!
Each of these games shares a brief description of how to play. Print the Thanksgiving party games printable (below) to get the entire list of games and full game descriptions as well as a supply checklist.
Printable Games for Thanksgiving
Using many common supplies you have around the house, enjoy these Holiday Games for Thanksgiving. These Thanksgiving-themed activities are sure to continue the fun for the whole family.
Thanksgiving Party Games
Don’t waddle, run and download these twelve Thanksgiving games printable that keep the party lively and the guests laughing. This Thanksgiving printable PDF includes instructions and a supply list.
Playing these unique and creative games will create ice breakers, deeper friendships and bring plenty of laughter. Appropriate for ages kids to adults!
Thanksgiving Charades Cards
Have you played charades? Charades is an excellent party game for adults and kids. In this word guessing game, one player acts out the word phrase while the rest of the group guesses. Try to act out some of these Thanksgiving themed charades cards including pumpkin pie, potluck, cranberries and more.
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More Games for Thanksgiving
The are a wide range of Thanksgiving games for family, kiddos and adults. Take a look at some of these other fun Thanksgiving game ideas that aren’t football! use them in the classroom, at youth group, at a Friendsgiving or with kids party.
It’s time to put the play back in your party plan without breaking the bank. Our goal is to bring you low-cost entertainment but plenty f fun!
Also download our Thanksgiving Minute to Win it Games. Teammates will race to complete 60 second challenges to be declared the Turkey Bowl Champion.
Gather a few supplies likely already in your home including Turkey feathers, googly eyes, timer, dice, construction paper, plastic cups, sweet potatoes, pom poms, tissue box, clothespins and more.
Other homemade games you can do yourself are Thanksgiving Bingo, Thanksgiving Scattergories, Thanksgiving Mad Libs and more. These fun games are sure to build up an appetite so you can Sit and enjoy your Thanksgiving feast!
Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
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Last Updated on September 19, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living