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Thanksgiving can be pretty boring. Not everyone enjoys watching football or just sitting around in a food coma, and waiting for dinner when your really hungry can be pure torture! Make sure your guests have fun at your next Thanksgiving get-together with these DIY Thanksgiving Games and Activities you can play before and after dinner for a full day of Thanksgiving fun!
Creative + Easy DIY Thanksgiving Games + Activities
MAD LIBS [FREE PRINTABLE]
Who doesn’t love this silly game?! Here’s a super fun Thanksgiving version perfect to keep your guests occupied before dinner.
From How Does She?
Cute mini pumpkins serve as tic-tac-toe game pieces in this Autumn themed game.
From It’s Overflowing
Mini pumpkins get repurposed once again as bowling balls in this cute miniature bowling game. For adults and bigger kids, check out this Turkey Bowling Game using butternut squash for the pins and a much larger pumpkin to knock them down.
From The Seasoned Mom
STUFF THE TURKEY
Don’t just throw away those old paper grocery bags. Put them to good use with this DIY game that is basically free thanks to repurposed materials!
SCAVENGER HUNT [FREE PRINTABLE]
Get the kids out for a while (or at least away from the kitchen!) with this super fun and creative DIY scavenger hunt.
From The Taylor House
DON’T TOPPLE THE TEEPEE!
This game looks pretty simple (and is another basically free idea!), but adults will still want to join in on this surprisingly challenging motor skills game.
THANKSGIVING BINGO [FREE PRINTABLE]
Everyone loves playing BINGO! Use leftover candy to mark these free printable Thanksgiving BINGO cards, so you can save them for next year!
From One Creative Mommy
TURKEY BALLOON ROCKETS
Young children will especially love this Turkey Balloon Racing Game, but anyone with a competitive spirit can get in on the action!
PUMPKIN TWISTER GAME [FREE PRINTABLES]
Everyone enjoys a good game of Twister (I know I do!). This Autumn themed DIY game is really great for young kids to help them learn about colors, following directions, and the difference between their left and right hands.
From Pint Sized Treasures
If it’s warm enough where you live this Thanksgiving, take your guests outside to run around and burn off some of that turkey with this Turkey Tag game with cute DIY turkey clothespins!
From Let’s Get Together
Where I live chunkin punkins is apparently a pretty popular activity. Now, you can host your own little Punkin Chunkin Festival in your backyard this Thanksgiving with this adorable and mess free DIY game!
From B-Inspired Mama
PIN THE GOBBLER [FREE PRINTABLE]
Here’s a festive Thanksgiving version of the Pin the Tail on the Donkey game that pins the wattle on the cute little turkey!
Egg hunts are a super popular activity for Easter, so why can’t you have a fall themed hunting game? Well, of course you can! Just scatter mini pumpkins throughout your yard or home for the little ones to find. Check out the link below for some creative variations on this game.
From Crystal and Co.
Coloring for adults is super popular right now, and I love it! I have several coloring books, and I especially love books by Johanna Basford. I also recommend Prismacolor Colored Pencils if you really want to get into coloring. They are more expensive than Crayola Colored Pencils, but they’re so much easier to color with and their colors are so much more vibrant and beautiful.
Here we have some Thanksgiving themed free printable coloring pages perfect to engage the entire family in some coloring time!
TURKEY BASTER RELAY
Now that we’ve learned basting your turkey doesn’t really add moisture to the bird, put that turkey baster to good use with this fun and lightly competitive game.
PUMPKIN RING TOSS
Even if you don’t normally let the kids throw toys in the house, pipe cleaners are so light, this game can be played inside or outside, depending on the weather on Turkey Day.
From The Dating Divas
If it’s warm enough, take the festivities outside to enjoy this fun and lightly active game.
From Lolly Jane
THANKSGIVING PICTIONARY [FREE PRINTABLES]
Here’s a cute and inexpensive DIY Thanksgiving version of the popular game, Pictionary. This game is a great way to keep guests of all ages busy and entertained before and after dinner.
From Somewhat Simple
DIY PUMPKIN PIÑATA
Work off some of those calories you consumed at Thanksgiving dinner with this fun piñata game kids and adults will both enjoy!
THANKSGIVING PHOTO BOOTH [FREE PRINTABLE]
Make cherished memories with family and friends this Thanksgiving with this festive DIY Photo Booth idea. Just print these free printable photo props for a fun Thanksgiving themed photo op.
From Dating Divas
Don’t just sit around in a turkey coma this Thanksgiving! These easy and inexpensive DIY Thanksgiving Games will help you and your holiday guests finally enjoy Turkey Day and create wonderful memories you’ll hold dear for years to come!
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What do you think of this list of Thanksgiving Games? Please let me know in the comments below if you’ll be playing any of these fun and festive DIY games this holiday!
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