A Peek at the Fun: Looking for something to do while the turkey cooks? These fun, free printable Thanksgiving games for kids are a great way to pass the time and enjoy playing together. Bingo, coloring pages, Don’t Eat Pete and a word search all included.
The smell of the turkey in the oven, the promise of a big feast to come and the warm cozy feeling of the kickoff to the holiday season.
How do you like to spend your Thanksgiving morning? Are you in the kitchen happily baking away? Or are you more the curl up on the couch, watch the parade and sort through the ads type?
Or do you hit the field to play some football?
Whatever you love to spend your Thanksgiving morning doing, sometimes you need a little extra something to pass the time while the turkey cooks. Especially if you’ve got kids.
Here are some fun free printable Thanksgiving games for kids that you can play with them while you wait!
These are fun and simple-all you need to do is print and play!
We’ve got a Thanksgiving Bingo game, a word search, Don’t Eat Pete (Thanksgiving style) and Thanksgiving coloring pages.
Ready to play?
Thanksgiving Games and Activities for Kids:
Pick and choose which of these fun Thanksgiving games and activities for kids you want to print and play or print them all!
Thanksgiving Don’t Eat Pete:
Our little ones love to play this game (and secretly some of our big ones still do too). And it’s so easy!
First of all print the playing board.
Print Here: Thanksgiving Don’t Eat Pete
Here’s how to play: Cover each character with the candy or marshmallows or snack crackers. Choose one person to be “It”, and send them out of the room. The rest of the group chooses which character on the game board to be “Pete.” The “It” person comes back and starts to eat the candy off the board in whatever order they want. When they reach to grab the “Pete” all the other players yell “DON’T EAT PETE” and that “It” person isn’t it anymore. Choose a new “It” and repeat until all the children have had a turn to be “It.”
We always love a good round of Bingo with the kids because they seem to get so excited about it! This one is super cute and a fun way to play. You can have prizes for the winner or you can just play for fun.
How to Play Bingo: Cut out the 8 game boards. On the last page, you will find a grid with all of the images from the Thanksgiving Bingo Cards. Cut these out and use it as a draw pile to play the game. When you draw the pumpkin pie picture, the children get to put a marker on the image of pumpkin pie on their boards. Easy. Just bring something to use as markers (Candy Corn, Goldfish Crackers, etc.)
Thanksgiving Word Search:
Here’s a fun and simple Thanksgiving word search that kids will love doing! They can hunt all over for words that relate to the big day and circle them while they wait for dinner.
Print the Word Search here: Thanksgiving Word Search
Thanksgiving Coloring Pages:
And who doesn’t love sitting down and coloring a fun picture? This is a good one to do with the kids because it’s relaxing! We’ve got three cute Thanksgiving pictures you can color with the littles.
Also, if you’re looking for more Thanksgiving games and fun, we’ve got fun placemats to set the table for kids with.
You can grab these here, and they’ve got more games and activities on them too.
So many fun ideas for you to make your Thanksgiving the best with the kids.
Have FUN playing these Thanksgiving games and activities for kids!
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