{Celebrate Together} Thanksgiving Word Hunt

Holidays, like Thanksgiving, are all about family and getting together to play games. Here’s a great vocabulary building game to occupy your child while you prepare Thanksgiving dinner.  You could also get together as a family to go on this Word Hunt as a team!

Thanksgiving word hunt for the family

Thanksgiving Word Hunt

I love a good word hunt, don’t you?  Looking for words, backwards, forwards, up, and down, is much more exciting than simply memorizing endless vocabulary lists.  This word hunt contains 17 Thanksgiving-themed words for your child to find.

Thanksgiving Vocabulary Building Activity

Download the free Thanksgiving Word Hunt Activity printable.

Extend This Activity

To keep the game going, try these ideas for more family game fun:

  • Use this vocabulary list – and add a few more – to play your own personalized Thanksgiving-themed version of Charades.
  • Ask everyone in your family to think of or write down a list of things they think of when they hear the word Thanksgiving and see how many of the words each person comes up with matches up with another person’s list of words.
  • Divide into individual or group teams and think of 3 other words to build out the vocabulary list in the categories “Food,” “Mayflower,” or “Gratitude”.
  • Have each person try using two words from the list in a sentence.  If the player is successful, have her try using three words. See who can use the most words in one sentence.

Do you have any favorite word games your family loves to play?

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More Printables for Kids

For More Thanksgiving Printables, check out our collection of Thanksgiving Coloring Pages.

Coloring pages are fun to do inside with a mug of hot coco – here are three of our favorite Fall Coloring Pages.

Looking for something else??  We also have Celebrate Thanksgiving Crafts for the kids to do to teach them gratitude.




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