Thanksgiving Charades – A Game For Families
You have the family all gathered together for a delicious Thanksgiving meal, but what else? You can only eat so much for so long. Make the most of your time together with a fun game that is perfect for a Thanksgiving holiday gathering – Thanksgiving charades! Putting this game together is super easy – just print and play! Plus, with our storage envelope and blank cards, you can play this over and over again. Playing this game each year can be a new Thanksgiving tradition in your home!
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Charades is a classic game that everyone can enjoy. Add words centered around Thanksgiving day and you are in for a holiday treat! And, with our downloadable printables, prepping this game couldn’t be any easier! Just print off these cute designs by the talented Leslie from Nina Bean Designs – and you are set to play!
The basics of the game of charades (for anyone who is not familiar with the game) is to divide into two teams. Each team will select someone to choose a card and act out what is on the card without using their voice. They have to get creative (and this is where things get silly) to help their team guess what is on the card. The team tries to guess as many cards in the given time period (usually 1 minute) before giving the other team a turn.
Here is a little twist in our version of the game – there are three different categories or cards based on difficulty level. The hardest items to act out are the red cards and the easiest cards are the mint green cards. The harder the card, the more points your team can earn!
My favorite part of our version of the game are the blank cards! Have each person playing the game fill out what they are grateful for this year. Then, add it to the pile for players to act out! This is where you can play year after year and it will always be different. Plus, maybe you can add bonus points if players can guess who wrote that card! That would be a fun twist!
To keep track of all of the different points earned during the game, we even have a printable scorecard for you! If you plan to make this a Thanksgiving tradition, I would suggest getting it laminated and then using dry erase markers. Super easy and practical!
Finally, you can add all the printable cards and score card in a 6 x 9 inch envelope (like these). We even have a cute printable for you to attach to the front. You can easily keep everything together in one place and use it year after year.
There you have it! A unique and fun twist to a classic game – a perfect addition to your next Thanksgiving get-together!