Thanksgiving Activities – Printable Word Search

LAST UPDATED: Jul 08, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Nov 15, 2013 | By:

Give your guests some entertainment while you put the last touches on dinner, with this free printable Thanksgiving word search. 

Thanksgiving word search printed and placed on a Thanksgiving table setting.

Originally published November 15, 2013 and updated with fresh content and inspiration July 8, 2021.

At our house, there’s a flurry of activity to get Thanksgiving dinner on the table. I try to be as prepared in advance as I can, but there are always last-minute things to do—rolls to take out of the oven, stuffing to take off the stove, little feet to shoo out of the kitchen. 

In other words, if you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you’ve got your hands full! Of course, that doesn’t mean it has to be stressful.

I’ve got you covered with my favorite Thanksgiving recipes, simple Thanksgiving table settings, easy-to-make Thanksgiving centerpiece, and all of my best Thanksgiving entertaining tips. So take a deep breath, because you’ve got this!

One of my favorite ideas is to include Thanksgiving activities—just a little something to occupy guests while I finish last-minute preparations. I try to be thoughtful about what will help make the holiday enjoyable and stress-free for myself and my guests. 

You’ll love this free printable Thanksgiving word search. I shared it on the Better Homes and Gardens Style Spotters blog, and it was a hit when I used it at my own Thanksgiving celebration! 

Thanksgiving word search printed and placed on a Thanksgiving table setting.

This Thanksgiving word search is the perfect addition to every place setting because both adults and children can play along!

Bonus! Because I can’t help but make even the most utilitarian items feel a touch special, of course I designed it with classic style in mind. I think it ended up being just as pretty to look at as it was fun to play along with.

Thanksgiving Word Search Printable Tips

  • Make sure to set out pencils, pens, markers, or crayons for guests to use.
  • Even the smallest children who don’t read yet will love being able to color, and beginning readers can have fun looking for letters they recognize. 
  • So they look nice on your table, I like to use a heavy cardstock for printing in our home printer.
Thanksgiving word search printed and placed on a Thanksgiving table setting and topped with a gold fork and knife.

Click here for this free printable Thanksgiving word search and be sure to come back for more effortless entertaining ideas! 

You can also find free printable Thankful cards, a printable Thanksgiving crossword puzzle, and free printable place cards here! And, of course, don’t forget to check out my other Thanksgiving ideas at the end of this post.

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