Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Printable The Kids Will Love

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We absolutely love treasure hunts in this house, so I thought I would share with you our latest FREE Thanksgiving scavenger hunt printable.

This is one of our favorite Thanksgiving activities for kids.

I have purposely not numbered these Thanksgiving treasure hunt clues, as I don’t know the layout of your house! I have purchased some before with clue 1, clue 2, etc and the kids were running around the house like madmen!

Now, not to say that is not an excellent way to make the treasure hunt go on for hours. But for younger children, this might not be what you are looking for!

These FREE rhyming Thanksgiving scavenger hunt printables are super easy to have fun with.

thanksgiving scavenger hunt clues

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Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Clues

These 12 rhyming clues are perfect for younger or even older children. Especially if you don’t hide them in the obvious spots!

thanksgiving scavenger hunt printable clues
  • Happy Thanksgiving Day, your next clue is where you play. (near where they play the most.)
  • The pilgrims came to America on the Mayflower, the next clue is where you shower (in the shower.)
  • Thanksgiving is in fall, the next clue is in the hall (under a mat, or somewhere more obvious for younger children.)
  • My family makes me feel grateful, the next clue is a plateful (hide it where the plates live.)
  • My favorite is pumpkin pie, your next clue is where you say hi and bye (front door, or window)
  • Thanksgiving makes me want to bake, the next clue is where you wake (in their bed)
  • I love my Thanksgiving roast, the next clue is where you make toast (near the toaster, or grill.)
  • A pumpkin is a type of squash, the next clue is where you wash (their bathroom, but not in the shower, as you already have one there)
  • I love my dinner with green beans, the next clue is in the washing machine (if the washing machine is on, just leave the next clue on top of it.)
  • Thanksgiving is when I like to bake bread, the next clue is near something red (a rug, a favorite book, a red fire engine toy, anything that is red!)
  • Friends and family gather to eat, and your next clue is under the seat (dining chair, or sofa)
  • Turkey, pumpkin, and pie, your next clue is where clothes go to dry (dryer, or air dryer, whichever you use.)
thanksgiving treasure hunt clue

How to Host a Thanksgiving Treasure Hunt?

Hosting a Thanksgiving treasure hunt is a fantastic way to add excitement and entertainment to your holiday celebration.


There isn’t really much else required to start with these FREE printables, well apart from a printer.

  • Grab the free printable below (scroll to the end of this page, if it isn’t in your inbox within 5 minutes, please check your spam folder.)
  • Print out the clues
  • The printable clues work better on cardstock (this is the one we use), however, normal printer paper will work perfectly.
  • Scissors – to cut the clues, I have purposely kept the clues big, but of course, you can fold them if they need to fit in somewhere small.
  • Get a pen (to remind you where you have put the clues and in what order)
  • Most importantly the little gift, I have added our favorite gift ideas below.
thanksgiving scavenger hunt clue

The best Thanksgiving scavenger hunt prize ideas

12 Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Clues perfect for the kids

My son has a severe peanut allergy so candy is always hard to find that has been produced in a nut-free facility. So we always prefer to find gifts that are NOT candy!

Here are the best Thanksgiving gifts for kids:

Other Thanksgiving Activities

If you want to spice things up a bit for older kids why not create a Thanksgiving escape room.

Play our free Thanksgiving scattergories game and this Thanksgiving word search printable.

Check out the best Thanksgiving read alouds and have fun reading this November.

These free printable Thanksgiving coloring pages are a great way to get the kids to relax and refocus this holiday.

Or why not use these free printable Thanksgiving cards to color and send them to friends and family?

If you homeschool check out our favorite educational Thanksgiving homeschool activities.

If you have finished our free Thanksgiving scavenger hunt, why not have another? I mean the kids are off for the week! These are our favorites and all can be instantly downloaded too.

Little kids are also going to love our free fun Thanksgiving memory game printable, plus our free printable Thanksgiving bingo cards.

If you have older children why not play our free Thanksgiving photo scavenger hunt too? It is a great way to get the whole family involved!

As a side note – as it is nearly Thanksgiving make sure you keep checking our homeschool Black Friday deals post. This will be updated as soon as we spot any new deals!

thanksgiving activity bundle


Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free printable Thanksgiving scavenger hunt clues

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Other scavenger hunt ideas:

Last Updated on 7 January 2024 by homeschoolof1

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