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Free Printable Thanksgiving Games For the Kids (or the Big Kids)

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Need something fun to do on Thanksgiving besides eating too much good food? Here are 4 FREE printable Thanksgiving games that are fun for kids of all ages, even big kids!

When I was a kid we took a LOT of road trips. My mom was always sure to load up on Fun Pads (remember those??) and puzzle books to keep me entertained during long hours in the car. I LOVED puzzles of all kinds. Crosswords, word searches, anagrams, cryptograms – you name it and I was there for it. I guess it’s not a surprise that I grew up to become a BI developer who plays with data all day. đŸ™‚

In honor of my lifelong love of puzzles, I designed 4 free printable Thanksgiving games that you can enjoy with your family. I know we’ll be having some fun on Thanksgiving with these! This is my first attempt at creating printable games and I really enjoyed it! Needless to say, I think you’ll be seeing more games.

The zip file includes 4 PDFs.

Free Printable Thanksgiving Games

Thanksgiving Crossword

Test your Thanksgiving knowledge and answer the clues on the crossword puzzle. It would also be a fun classroom or group activity too! Some of the clues might be a little challenging for younger kids so I’d say the age range would be 8 to 10 years old. And you could always make it a group effort so kids of all ages can enjoy it.

Free Printable Thanksgiving Games - Crossword

Thanksgiving Word Search

Word searches are great learning tools. They make you exercise your brain and can help with spelling and pattern recognition. And they’re also a lot of fun! Younger kids might need a little help with this one too but kids over 8 should have no problem. 

Free Printable Thanksgiving Games - Word Search

Thanksgiving Cryptogram

Get in touch with your inner spy and try to crack the code on this cryptogram. I’ve provided a few clues to help you get started. Here’s another hint – the phrase is actually a quote about Thanksgiving. I like the sentiment in the quote and thought it was applicable, especially this year when things are so very different than what we’re used to.

Free Printable Thanksgiving Games - Cryptogram

Thanksgiving Maze

Here’s a good old-fashioned maze for you! Are mazes old-fashioned? I’m not sure but you’ll have a lot of fun trying to find your way through this one.

Free Printable Thanksgiving Games - Maze

I hope you have as much fun enjoying these Thanksgiving games as I did in creating them! 

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