Fun Thanksgiving Activities

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 07, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

Fun Thanksgiving activities to keep adults and children alike entertained at the table this holiday! These Thanksgiving activity sheets are free printables as well!

Fun Thanksgiving activities

Earlier this week I had an opportunity to spend time with some unbelievably creative bloggers, many that I call friends. We discussed the polarizing subject – holiday in November or wait until December? Personally, I’ve always waited. One reason I prefer to wait is that I love fall. Why rush it? I love Thanksgiving & not only enjoy celebrating it but hosting it. It’s my holiday!

The color palettes are endless & it’s a holiday that’s not limited to the family – the more, the merrier.

It’s one day out of 365 that we take a moment to reflect on what we’re thankful for. Sure, it’s while we’re playing games & enjoying a glass of wine, but that’s what I find so beautiful about it. There are no children’s activities to rush off to, errands to run, there’s just the company of family & friends. That’s why I take a relaxed approach to the holiday. You can see it from how I set my Thanksgiving table!

Thanksgiving dinner table decor

Fun Thanksgiving Activities

I usually spend Thanksgiving day cheering on Chris & the girls at their turkey trot fun run, taking a long walk, grazing on appetizers and making dinner. Some of my best Thanksgiving memories have been playing games over a bottle of wine.

Last year I introduced a Thanksgiving word search and it seemed you, too loved the concept! Today I’m sharing other fun Thanksgiving activities like my Thanksgiving word search, crossword & of course, my annual Thankful cards. To coordinate with the suite, I also created free printable place cards for you!

I hope your friends and family enjoy these Thanksgiving activity sheets as well. I created them with a laurel wreath that can seamlessly transition to any Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving activities sheets | printable word search

This Thanksgiving Word Search is perfect for all ages!

Thanksgiving activities sheets | printable crossword puzzle

Fun Thanksgiving activities | printable thankful for cards

Thankful for cards have been a tradition in our family since 2005. We’ve shared a lot of laughs & tears over those tiny little cards. I hope you & your family enjoy them just as much! The last couple years I’ve incorporated wheat wreaths into the cards and decided to continue with that rustic feel – I’ve had a couple of really great years and I don’t want to take any chances!

In reality, it’s because wheat is simple, beautiful & translates for any Thanksgiving table – rustic or modern.

Thanksgiving entertaining | activities

Thanksgiving activity sheets for full table setting

Thanksgiving entertaining | activities, tips and easy DIY centerpieces

I also shared a step by step tutorial for the 5 minute Thanksgiving centerpiece I created for this table. You may also like two fall favorites: 5 minute floral table runner, 5 minute centerpiece.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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