After you've enjoyed your Thanksgiving meal together, don't let everyone run off to watch football or tackle the dirty dishes- instead stay at the table and play these fun Thanksgiving games!
I don't know about you, but at my house when I announce that it's time to go around the table and have everyone talk about what they are thankful for this year- I get plenty of eye-rolling from my tweens and teens. (And yes, I still insist that we do it!)
But if I can follow that activity with a fun game to play together- then the smiles return!
So here are 5 fun Thanksgiving games that you can play with your family!
Thanksgiving Would You Rather Game
This set of 50 questions “Would you rather?” questions are Thanksgiving-themed, such as “Would you rather eat an entire pumpkin pie or a gallon of cranberry sauce?”. This game will have the whole family talking and laughing!
Head over to this Thanksgiving Would You Rather Questions post to download the free printable game!
Stack the Marshmallows
Our cousin Amber brought this idea to the holiday table last year- and it was so much fun to play. All it takes is a small round circle (we used a drink coaster) and a bowl full of marshmallows.
Players take turns adding a marshmallow to the coaster, stacking them on top of or next to each other without causing any of the marshmallows to fall off of the coaster.
There are no rules as to how you can stack the marshmallows- so feel free to make challenging for your opponent by stacking them on their sides!
Thanksgiving Mad Libs
Kids love to fill out Mad Libs and read the silly stories aloud! This set of two Thanksgiving-themed Mad Libs stories has a separate page for each story where kids can fill out all of the word prompts.
One person can read the prompts out loud to the group and write down the responses (and be sure to do this without peeking at the story!). The sillier the response, the better!
Head over to this post to download your free printable Thanksgiving Mad Libs stories!
Tabletopics Conversation Starter
We've purchased several versions of these Tabletopics conversation starter cubes – and they are always fun to break out at a holiday meal!
It comes with a set of 135 questions designed to get families talking- and they work for both younger and older members of the family. A really nice way to get to know your extended family better!
Thanksgiving Heads Up
This set of free printable cards comes with 27 different Thanksgiving and Fall-related objects or phases. After you print the cards and cut them out (I like to use my scrapbook paper cutter for this), you can play the game in one of several ways- charades style where you draw a card and then act out what's on the card, or Heads Up style (pictured above) where you wear the card and others have to give you hints so you can try to guess what's on it!
Thanksgiving Photo Scavenger Hunt
Okay- while this really can't be played at the Thanksgiving table, a great way to entertain tweens and teens while you are preparing your Thanksgiving dinner is to send them off to do this Thanksgiving Photo Scavenger Hunt!
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Does your family like to play games on Thanksgiving?