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Fun Thanksgiving Family Games

Fun Thanksgiving Family Games…creative and hilarious games that are perfect for any family gathering. Inexpensive and easy to set up.

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Games for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. Delicious food, great company, and a spirit of gratitude make this day very special. One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is that it is centered in family. Whether you celebrate this day with your own family or opt to have a friendsgiving, you share this day with loved ones. In my opinion, one crucial aspect of Thanksgiving is the family games. Group games are perfect for gatherings because they bring joy and unite everyone involved.

Family games are so wonderful because they can be done indoor or outdoor and don’t require a lot of time to set up. They can also be very inexpensive and sometimes only require paper. Below I have compiled 20 fabulous family games that are perfect for Thanksgiving. Just click on the link associated with each picture for additional set up instructions.

Candy Corn Ring Toss

How great is this candy corn ring toss? It is inexpensive to put together and so much fun for the entire family to play this holiday season.

DIY Candy Corn Ring Toss
Kid Friendly Things to Do

Easy DIY Candy Corn Ring Toss via Kid Friendly Things to Do


Pictionary is one game that never gets old. This special Thanksgiving version is just too cute. This specific game uses a chalkboard but you can use a whiteboard or paper as well!

Thanksgiving Pictionary
Somewhat Simple

Thanksgiving Pictionary Game via Somewhat Simple

Mad Libs

I have so many hilarious memories of playing Mad libs with friends and family. This Thanksgiving edition is perfect for big gatherings.

Thanksgiving Mad Libs
Happiness is Homemade

Thanksgiving Mad Libs Printable Game via Happiness is Homemade


If you have never played bunco then you are definitely missing out! This game is best played with larger crowds. Don’t forget the fun prizes!

Thanksgiving Bunco
Over the Big Moon

Thanksgiving Bunco Printables via Over the Big Moon

Don’t Eat Pete

Kids absolutely love this simple game. All you need is a little candy or cereal piece to place on each person and you are good to go!

Don't Eat Pete and Tic Tac Toe printable on a White table with candy

Don’t Eat Pete

Mini Pumpkin Hunt

Instead of Easter eggs, try hiding mini pumpkins around! These pumpkins are inexpensive, cute, and will really add to your Thanksgiving decor.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Hunt
Feels Like Home

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Hunt via Feels Like Home


Sometimes we can get stuck in a rut of celebrating holidays without knowing much about their origins. This Thanksgiving trivia is a fun and educational game perfect for groups.

Thanksgiving Trivia

Thanksgiving Trivia Questions and Answers via Meebily.com

Pin the Feather on Turkey

Forget pinning the tail on the donkey, try pinning the feather on the turkey! This classic game will be the perfect addition to your festivities this year.

Pin the Tail on the Turkey
The Littles and Me

Friendsgiving Activities via The Littles and Me

Shake Your Tail Feathers

Who knew you could have so much fun with some feathers and an empty tissue box? Trust me, everyone will want to participate in this game.

Thanksgiving Shake your Tail feathers
Play Party Plan

Shake Your Tail Feathers via Play Party Plan

Pie Face

This one is perfect for whipped cream lovers! Just hide some candies in the whipped cream and the first person to successfully take all of them out with their mouth wins.

Pie Face Game
Kid Friendly Things to Do

Pie Face via Kid Friendly Things to Do

Gratitude Skittles Game

A common tradition among many families during Thanksgiving is to express gratitude. This gratitude skittles game is a perfect and delicious addition to this tradition.

Skittles Gratitude Game
Play Party Plan

Easy Gratitude Skittles Game via Play Party Plan

Dice Gratitude Game

Here is another fabulous game all about gratitude. This one is a little different than others because your answers are about the person sitting next to you. Such a fun twist!

Dice Gratitude Game
Play Party Plan

Thanksgiving Dice Game via Play Party Plan

Turkey Nerf Targets

I don’t think I need to explain why this game would be a hit. Who wouldn’t want to try and knock down a turkey with a nerf gun? So fun!

Flying Turkey Nerf Target Game
Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Flying Turkey Nerf Targets via Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Pumpkin Patch Stomp

I just love this pumpkin patch balloon stomp idea. Simply fill every balloon with a different surprise and let the kids run and stomp them down!

Pumpkin Patch Stomp
Delia Creates

Pumpkin Patch Stomp via Delia Creates

Thanksgiving Bingo

Bingo has been around for so long and for good reason, it’s just such a fun game! Don’t forget to get some prizes. The Dollar Tree is always a great place to find prizes.

Thanksgiving Bingo Game
Crazy Little Projects

Thanksgiving Bingo Game via Crazy Little Projects

Pumpkin Sweep

I have to say I am very intrigued by this game. Sweeping a pumpkin sounds like it would be a blast to watch! This is a great game for all ages.

Thanksgiving Sweep pumpkin game
Kid Friendly Things to Do

Pumpkin Sweep{Fall and Thanksgiving Game} via Kid Friendly Things to Do

Turkey Tag

Turkey tag is a fabulous game if you have a lot of energetic kiddos. Simply give each participant 3 clothespins to attach to their clothes and let the fun begin!

Turkey Tag Game
Let’s Get Together

DIY Turkey Tag via Let’s Get Together

Turkey Bowling

I have never seen a cuter bunch of squash in my entire life! You can decorate your squash turkeys however you like and watch as kids try and knock them down. So fun!

Thanksgiving Bowling
The Dating Divas

Turkey Bowling on Thanksgiving via The Dating Divas


Why not create some beautiful DIY checkerboards for your guests to enjoy on Thanksgiving day? Kids and adults will have a lot of fun competing against one another.

DIY Checker board game on iheartnaptime.com

DIY Checkerboard

Giant Pick-up Sticks

Giant pick-up sticks is a fabulous twist on a classic family favorite. This is a great activity to play outside in the grass!


Giant Pick-up Sticks

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