Thanksgiving is a new holiday for us, that we have only been celebrating for the last 2 years. It always falls near my husband’s birthday, so we get to have DOUBLE celebrations. Any excuse for a party!! After playing the waiting game last year while the turkey was cooking, I decided this year to make some games we can play while we wait. So I have made these FREE thanksgiving scattergories that we can play.
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If you are looking for Thanksgiving read alouds check out our favorites.
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How to Play Thanksgiving Scattergories
We don’t tend to follow the rules, so we don’t set a timer for this. We just print them out and play! But if you were doing it properly you would set a 2-minute timer.
Print out the same sheet for as many people as you have got at the table. Make sure everyone has a pen and you are ready to play. These print out on one sheet of paper so there is enough room for the kids to write on.
The aim of the game is to find unique Thanksgiving words to add to the scattergories board. The reason they have to be unique is that if someone else has the word neither of you gets any points. So for F I probably wouldn’t use the word Fall or Football, as they are the most common words. If you are playing with younger children though, let them find the easy words!
If you add a word that isn’t a Thanksgiving word such as V for varnish, you need to be able to convince people it is linked to Thanksgiving. Are your powers of persuasion any good? If so you will win a point!
This is a great way to play Scattergories if you don’t have the original game. If you want to buy it though you can get it here.
If you love FREE printables like this check out some of our favorites here:
- Mad Libs for Halloween
- Halloween Treasure Hunt
- Halloween Word Search Printable
- Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt
- Christmas Scattergories
- Scavenger Hunt for Christmas
- Christmas Word Search Printable
What do you enjoy playing on Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments below, I am always on the lookout for more fun activities.
Last Updated on 22 September 2021 by homeschoolof1