Play a Game of Thanksgiving Charades

Thanksgiving Charades Game

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 fun family games to play on Thanksgiving Day – Thanksgiving charades! Putting this printable charades game together is super easy – just print and play! Additionally, with our storage envelope, blank cards, and Thanksgiving charade ideas, 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 Thanksgiving charade ideas and words centered around Thanksgiving day and you are in for a holiday treat! And, with our downloadable printable charades, 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!

Thanksgiving Charade Ideas for Families

How to Play Thanksgiving Charades

The basics of the game of Thanksgiving Charades (for anyone who is not familiar with the game) is to divide into two teams. In other words, each team will select someone to choose a printable charades 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 the ideas on the cards. Additionally, the team tries to guess as many cards in the given time period (usually 1 minute) before giving the other team a turn.

Printable Charades for Thanksgiving

Here is a little twist in our version of the game – there are three different categories or cards based on the level of difficulty. For instance, the hardest items to act out are the red cards and the easiest cards are the mint green cards. Additionally, the harder the card, the more points your team can earn! This makes it a great addition to your list of family games to play on Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving Charade Ideas

Extra Thanksgiving Charades Cards

My favorite part of our version of the game are the blank cards! First, have each person playing the game fill out what they are grateful for this year. After that, 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!

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To keep track of all of the different points earned during the game, we even have a printable scorecard for you! Additionally, 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!

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Turkey Day Game Holder

In addition, you can add all the Thanksgiving charades cards and scorecard in manila envelope (like these). We even have a cute printable for you to attach to the front. You can easily keep your printable charades together in one place and use it year after year.

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There you have it! A unique and fun twist to a classic game – a perfect addition to your family games to play on Thanksgiving Day!

About the Author: Sarina

I met my Prince Charming when I was 15 years old and 12 years later we created our own happily ever after. Together we enjoy traveling the world, and, of course, going on creative dates! I am a former theatre teacher who now stays at home with a handsome baby boy. I love dancing, photography & chocolate!

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  1. Charades is a family favorite for us – we usually end up making ours up on the spot, but I love that these are already done and even have different difficulty levels!

    1. I am sorry that you are having difficulty downloading the charades! When you scroll to the bottom of the post make sure that you click on the pink bar that says, “Click to Download Our”. That should open up a new page with the free printables for you. Often times people will be trying to click on the part that says, “Thanksgiving Charades” instead and that won’t work. Hopefully, that is what you did and this is an easy fix! If not, please comment again and we can look into helping you further!