Thanksgiving Printable Activities {word search, crossword puzzle, matching game}

Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner and your littles are going to need something to do on Thanksgiving Day when the grown-ups are watching football and sleeping off that turkey dinner. So, of course, I made you some free Thanksgiving Printable Activities, including a word search, crossword puzzle, and a matching game!

Thanksgiving Day Printable Activities

What are your Thanksgiving Day traditions? For me, it starts bright and early when I head over to my dad’s house to make Monkey Bread. I should really share my recipe with you all this year. It’s so easy and it’s a hit with the crowd in our family. Once the bread is in the oven, I’m usually watching the parade and/or looking at Black Friday ads with my sisters. Eventually, I have to start working on the fruit salad, but I usually have help with that or my sisters are at least sitting at the table with me and talking to me while I cut up all the fruits.

For the past couple of years, I’ve been able to help my dad in the kitchen (he used to not allow visitors in the kitchen) because he had knee surgery and needs the extra help. If he doesn’t have anything for me to do, I just visit with my sisters and watch TV until dinner is ready to set up and eat.

My dad has the entire family, including extended family, over for dinner. There’s usually about 20-30 people at the kitchen table, a large table in the living room, and on various chairs and couches throughout the house. My nephew usually says grace and we chow down. You know, my dad starts at least a week ahead of time cooking for this meal. He works non-stop on Wednesday and Thursday to cook the meal…and then it’s over in less than 30 minutes. But, it is oh-so-good and oh-so-worth it! He loves feeding his family and we love eating it!

The rest of Thursday is usually spent napping or looking through ads for Black Friday. We visit with extended family and usually someone ends up going to see a movie or heading out to Walmart for something we need. Sometimes we will play board games, but mostly we’re just watching football all day.

Thursday night, my sisters and nieces head out to Walmart in our town for a little quick, frantic shopping. I know, I know, we want to be the ones to boycott “Black Thursday”, but it’s too tempting! Then, we are early to bed so we can be early to rise and head out to Tyler for some marathon Black Friday shopping! This is our Sisterpalooza shopping spree and we always shop until we drop.

All of this is fine and dandy for my sisters and me, but the kids…they get bored. This year, I’m going to have some Thanksgiving printable activities for them to play and keep them busy, even if just for a little while.

Thanksgiving Printable Activities

To get a pngย of each of these, just right click on the photo and save to your desktop OR save it all as a pdf at the end of this post. Be sure to print two of the matching game. Let me know if you need any help. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Day word search

Thanksgiving Day crossword puzzle

Thanksgiving Day matching game

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turkey dinner pumpkin pumpkin pie pilgrim hat fall autumn

Thanksgiving Printable Activities pdf

More Printable Thanksgiving Party Games Pack [Download]

How do you spend Thanksgiving Day?


  1. This is such a great way to keep kids busy while waiting for dinner. Love it!

  2. clarissa says:

    Exactly what I’ll need for my kiddos! thanks

  3. Rosey says:

    These would be fun make craft with… I love the games you have put up too.

  4. Jaime says:

    I am definitely going to print these! It’s so hard to keep kids entertained while cooking! Love them!
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  5. lexie says:

    so cute! Thank you for sharing my dear my little one will love this!
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  6. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are awesome Thanksgiving Printables and I will have to share them with my family. I love the word search and the crossword puzzles. It sounds like you have a great plans for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thank you for sharing! My son enjoys word searches and crossword puzzles, so I’ll have to print these out for sure.
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  8. This is awesome! My kids would love it!
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  9. I love the idea of printables and activities for kids at family gatherings. It really gives the kids something to do but also a great way to have fun!

  10. Crosswords and word searches are always a hit with the kids in my family. These are all so cute!
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  11. I love doing crosswords and word searches. What fun printables for your holiday celebrations and kids at the party.
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  12. Di says:

    Oh fun!!!! Love the crossword and word search! Good way to kill time while dinner is cooking ๐Ÿ™‚
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  13. Love all these printables. We did a turkey out of sandwich bag lol.
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  14. These are fun! It’s a great way for kids to pass the time so they’re not constantly asking if dinner is ready. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  15. Alison says:

    These are great! Printables just make everything a little bit more fun!
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  16. Jen K says:

    How cute! I absolutely love the word search. We are taking a road trip next week and this will come in handy for my boys.
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  17. Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    This is so awesome. Thank you for these. I can’t wait to print these out for the kiddos.

  18. These are very cute. Our kids are too young for these. I’m bookmarking and saving for future reference.
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  19. These are such fun printables!

  20. This is so cute! I think I will print these out for the kids to have something to do while the grown ups talk.
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  21. Such great Thanksgiving printables. We never thought of having activities like those. We always just eat and chitchat with the fam. Thanks for the ideas.

  22. Lexie says:

    A lot has happened between my family this year. It’s going to be so strange because we don’t all get along the greatest at the moment. There are tons of life changes and we aren’t doing our normal stuff. Should be interesting! I think it’s time to start fresh with my daughter! Thanks for sharing the printables<3 LifeAsLex
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  23. ricci says:

    These are great Thanksgiving printables!! I have to work this Thanksgiving but I think printing a few and taking them with me would dress the place up a bit, LOL!!
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  24. These are perfect for me this year. i am hosting and will have 6 little ones running about!

  25. These are cute and fun games for the kiddos. This will keep the little ones busy.
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  26. very nice. i was thinking about finding some of these for my daughter while im cooking and daddy’s watching football.
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  27. Oh, I like these Thanksgiving printables because they’re perfect for the kids. I’m sure they’re going to love it and enjoy answering them.

  28. I love all of this printables! It looks so cute and perfect for thanksgiving activity.
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  29. jamie says:

    These are fabulous for the kids, thanks for sharing!

  30. Miles L. says:

    I can’t believe Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us! Time really flies so fast. I would say that these printable materials are great for kids.

  31. This might silly but when is Thanksgiving day as I live in the UK and have never celebrated it before.
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  32. Looks like some entertaining printables to keep littles out of everyone’s hair! LOL ๐Ÿ™‚
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  33. Oh wow all of these looks so much fun! The kids would have a great time with these games.
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  34. these are such fun activities & printables – thanks for sharing!
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  35. Debra says:

    These are so fun! My kids are going to love them!
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  36. Thank you for the free printables! Looks like fun activities for Thanksgiving morning.
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  37. Such great printables. Thanks for sharing, you are so generous
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  38. I’m loving these activities. The crossword puzzle and the word search would be great for the morning during breakfast.
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  39. Oh those are so adorable and fun to do. And it is tempting indeed to shop but I do wait til the next morning. If I get what I need then I was good but not going on Thursday just a day to relax:). But if I had my sisters around I probably would too:)
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  40. Very cute! These would make great activities for the kids to do when you are cooking.
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  41. What fun activities! These would be perfect for keeping the young ones occupied while I get Thanksgiving dinner on the table.
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  42. Erin says:

    Oh these are so cute! I just love them to bits, perfect for the kids this holiday!
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  43. I pick up my Mom and drive up to a friends house where we just talk and eat and have a generally good time!
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  44. Definitely some fun activities to do on Thanksgiving Day, if anyone’s willing to look away from football ๐Ÿ˜‰

  45. I love these printables. These are a great way to keep the kids occupied while they wait for turkey.
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  46. Those are some great printables! What a great way to entertain the kids while the food is cooking.
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  47. lisa says:

    These are fun activities for the kids! My girls love all of the holidays and have been looking for things to do for Thanksgiving!
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  48. Cute! Fun prints that the kids can do while waiting for the turkey to be done.
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  49. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I host Thanksgiving dinner every year and this Sounds like a great way to keep the kids busy while I cook!!

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