Thanksgiving Game Ideas

Is your family looking for something a little more fun to do after a big Thanksgiving feast other than a nap or watch football? Some families have unique and interesting traditions for the holiday and this year, you can too. How about trying one (or many) of these hilarious Thanksgiving game ideas? You might just laugh all those Thanksgiving calories right off. 

Thanksgiving Family Feud

You don’t have to go out and purchase a fancy game, in fact, you can create your very own Thanksgiving Family Feud. The best part is that the whole family can join in. The supplies you need include two teams, a buzzer, a poster board, a list of questions, and a scorecard. You can get as creative as you like recreating this fun family game. Just make sure to download the printable to get the questions and answers.

Minute to Win It

If your family is more about competitive, in your face type games, then a Thanksgiving themed Minute to Win It game should be right up your alley. You can play in duos, teams or individuals. Examples include keeping three balloons in the air simultaneously or placing a cookie on each contestant’s forehead with the goal of them getting it into their mouths by only using gravity. There are loads of options and this game can be done for pennies on the dollar.

Thanksgiving Charades

Perhaps your family likes to act things out. If so, Thanksgiving Charades can be wildly fun, entertaining, and competitive. The supplies for the game are super minimal and you can print out a free download of ideas to make it an unforgettable time.

Turkey Bowling

It is super easy to transform inexpensive plastic bowling sets into a gaggle of turkeys. The kids will love this game and the fun could last for hours. Plus, no turkeys will be hurt in the making of this game.

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

Another great opportunity to keep the younger ones occupied – especially without the need for electronics – try the Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt. In this game, you can keep the kids searching for clue after clue until they hit the jackpot. Again, the printables are already done so you do not have to create the whole game on your own. It’s a win-win for all to enjoy.

Thanksgiving Bingo

Bingo is another great game for all ages to enjoy. With a bingo game made exclusively for Thanksgiving, it is just another way to get people in the holiday spirit and enjoy the fun after the feast.

Thanksgiving Price is Right

It can be a hoot trying to guess the price of items, especially Thanksgiving inspired grocery items. To prep for this game, just print out the list and make sure you secure a prize worth competing for.

Thanksgiving Scattergories

In the traditional version of Scattergories, contestants have to follow a list of items and choose an answer based on the same letter. The key is to pick something that not everyone else will pick either. Double points for two words with the same letter. Now add in a little Thanksgiving flare and the fun can really begin.

Pin the Hat on the Turkey

No donkey is needed here. Instead, you can enjoy a fun and inclusive game of Pin the Hat on the Turkey. Just spin your family member round and round until they have no clue where heads or tails are.

Gobble Gobble Mad Libs

Mad Libs is a fun game of creating a story by adding in your own verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc. Now there is a Thanksgiving version that can get very silly. Check it out here.

Shooting Turkeys

Why not try a little turkey hunt on Thanksgiving Day? In this game, you do not need real turkeys but just a few balloons and nerf guns. Space the balloons out around your home or outside and write numbers on them. Let the kids (and adults too) go at it.

Thanksgiving Bean Bag Toss

A little holiday inspiration can lead you and your family to a great game of bean bag toss. Amazon sells the backdrop and bean bags, you just need to supply the people and fun. 

Final Thoughts

You can have a ton more fun this year on Thanksgiving by incorporating one of these festive, competitive, and hilarious games. You can get all members of the family to join in and do more than just watch TV and nap after the big feast. Just make sure you bring a prize-worthy of competition for the best results.