Holidays, like Thanksgiving, are all about family and getting together to play games like this Thanksgiving word search. 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 Thanksgiving Word Hunt as a team!
Thanksgiving Word Search
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. Each word is a special word we associate with Thanksgiving like food. Who doesn’t love things like cranberry sauce, corn, potatoes, turkey, etc?
What is also cool about this Thanksgiving word search is that it also has words from the past. This is a great way to kind of talk about Thanksgiving history and who the pilgrims were and about the Mayflower.
Download the free printable:
Extend This Thanksgiving Word Search 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.
- This activity would also pair well with our Mayflower craft.
Do you have any favorite word games your family loves to play?
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.