Fun Family Games for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday full of food, but it also should be filled with entertainment between meals. Since you’ll have a good crowd of family and friends, there’s no better way to kill time than with some Thanksgiving games. Here are our ideas of fun family games for Thanksgiving that you can all play and enjoy together!

Fun Family Games for Thanksgiving: Pictionary

Fun Family Games for Thanksgiving
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Everyone knows and loves Pictionary, even if you can’t draw. It’s a fun Thanksgiving game for kids and adults of all ages, and perfect for the holiday when you put a spin on it. Create your own Pictionary game by using words related to Thanksgiving. This could be anything from turkey and corn to fall items such as a leaf, autumn, or scarecrow. Write them down on popsicle sticks, and draw it out of a jar each round. Going along with drawing, you can also find out who is the top turkey artist as another Thanksgiving family game. Simply hold a contest to see who can draw the best turkey without looking. The results will be hilarious!

Fun Family Games for Thanksgiving: Turkey Tag

Fun Family Games for Thanksgiving
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If the weather is suitable and you’re feeling athletic, hold a game of turkey tag! This Thanksgiving family game is a themed-version of flag tag, perfect for the whole crew. Simply add three clothespins to your fall attire, painting or decorating them as your desire beforehand. Attach them to the back of everyone’s shirts, and then you’re ready for a fun game of tag! Run around and try to remove the clothespins from everyone else to be the champion of turkey tag.

Fun Family Games for Thanksgiving: Bingo

Fun Family Games for Thanksgiving
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Easily take the game bingo and transform it into Thanksgiving bingo! You can create fun bingo cards in numerous ways. One being covering the squares as the day progresses and observing things that happen: someone coming late, a pet stealing food, running out of gravy, or starting a story with “when I was your age.” Another option is designing Thanksgiving bingo cards with colorful images of pilgrims, turkeys, pies, acorns, or trees. Draw them yourself, or print them online for free. You can then use anything as markers for the bingo game, such as nuts or candy corn!

Fun Family Games for Thanksgiving: Card & Board

Fun Family Games for Thanksgiving
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As your last option, you can find Thanksgiving activities for families by breaking out the classics. This includes your favorite cards games and board games for the ultimate family fun! Good card games for mixed-ages include Uno, Crazy Eights, Apples to Apples, or spoons. Board games are just a no-brainer when it comes to Thanksgiving games, too. Some great ones you may have are Scattergories, Trivial Pursuit, Clue, and Taboo. For kids, try Candy Land or Chutes & Ladders. No matter which Thanksgiving family games you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a fun and exciting holiday!

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Gina Gargiulo

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Gina Gargiulo is an aspiring writer and alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She enjoys that she can take her life-long passions of fashion and beauty and combine it with another love of hers, writing. She has many high dreams she's determined to achieve, while hoping to influence others along the way.

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