Get ready for Thanksgiving with our Thanksgiving trivia game free printable, perfect for your holiday dinner table.
Thanksgiving, a time for family and friends, calls for special activities that bring everyone closer. Traditions and games are a key part of creating memorable holiday experiences.
This printable game, featuring a set of challenging questions about Thanksgiving history, is not only educational but also a fun way to engage with loved ones.
In addition to the traditional turkey, consider adding Thanksgiving activities for kids to make the holiday season truly special. Enjoy learning and celebrating together this Thanksgiving!
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Free printable Thanksgiving trivia quiz
The Thanksgiving trivia game features a set of multiple-choice questions with four different answers, adding an interactive twist to your Thanksgiving dinner table.
It’s designed to bring a fun and educational element to your holiday celebration, making it even more special.
The Thanksgiving printable quiz is free for personal use and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post to access the free pdf file.
Print out as many copies as you have guests and leave them on the table for your friends and family to enjoy. I highly recommend printing these on white or colored cardstock so they look more professional!
You can have a blast with the game either while you’re busy preparing the dinner or as a delightful post pumpkin pie activity!
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Free printable Thanksgiving trivia questions
What document was signed by the Pilgrims before they disembarked from the Mayflower, setting up a government for self-governance? a) The Mayflower Compact, b) The Plymouth Pact, c) The Pilgrim Proclamation, d) The Colonial Covenant.
Which President officially established Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday in November in 1941? a) Franklin D. Roosevelt, b) Woodrow Wilson, c) Harry S. Truman, d) Herbert Hoover.
In what year did the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade take place in New York City? a) 1920, b) 1924, c) 1945, d) 1957.
4. What is the main ingredient in a traditional New England dish called “Indian Pudding”? a) Pumpkin, b) Cornmeal, c) Cranberries, d) Maple syrup.
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What is the approximate number of feathers on a wild turkey? a) 500, b) 1,500, c) 5,000, d) 7,500.
Which of the following pies is not commonly associated with Thanksgiving? a) Blueberry pie, b) Sweet potato pie, c) Pecan pie, d) Cranberry pie.
Which state was the first to adopt an official Thanksgiving holiday in 1817? a) Virginia, b) Massachusetts, c) New Hampshire, d) New York.
Who was the Native American leader of the Wampanoag tribe that played a significant role in the first Thanksgiving celebration? a) Squanto, b) Chief Powhatan, c) Chief Osceola, d) Sitting Bull.
Which president was the first to pardon a turkey and spare it from being Thanksgiving dinner, a tradition that continues to this day? a) Thomas Jefferson, b) Abraham Lincoln, c) Franklin D. Roosevelt, d) John F. Kennedy.
In Canada, which month is Thanksgiving celebrated? a) October, b) November, c) December, d) September.
Which Native American tribe played a significant role in the first Thanksgiving? a) Cherokee, b) Apache, c) Wampanoag, d) Iroquois.
What is the name of the ship that the Pilgrims intended to sail to Virginia but landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620? a) Mayflower, b) Santa Maria, c) Nina, d) Golden Hind.
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Thanksgiving trivia answer sheet
In our Thanksgiving trivia game, we’ve included something cool – the answer sheet. It’s right there in the printable to help you keep track of your answers.
With this answer key, you can check your answers after the game to see how well you did. It’s not just about having fun, it’s a chance to learn new things about Thanksgiving traditions and history.
Scoring is easy, with one point for each right answer. It makes the game a bit competitive, which is a blast! As you play, you’ll see the kids (and adults) getting into the game, competing in a friendly way, and sharing some laughs. It’s a fantastic addition to your Thanksgiving celebration.
So, go ahead and download the printable, grab your entire family, and get ready for an awesome Thanksgiving experience!
Thanksgiving facts for kids
Turkeys are native to North America and were a part of the first Thanksgiving feast. They were introduced to Europe in the early 16th century.
Breaking the turkey’s wishbone has been a Thanksgiving tradition for centuries. The person who gets the larger piece is said to have their wish granted.
The “Turkey Trot” is a dance that was first introduced in the early 20th century. It’s often performed at Thanksgiving celebrations, adding a lively touch to the festivities.
Watching football has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many families. The NFL started playing games on Thanksgiving Day in 1920.
Male turkeys, known as toms, have a distinctive and iconic “gobble” call that’s often associated with Thanksgiving. This loud and resonant sound is their way of attracting female turkeys during mating season, and it adds to the holiday’s festive atmosphere.
Wild turkeys have made a remarkable comeback in the United States. In the early 20th century, their population was at an all-time low due to hunting and habitat loss. Thanks to conservation efforts, their numbers have significantly increased.
According to the National Turkey Federation, Americans consume approximately 46 million turkeys during the Thanksgiving holiday each year. This translates to roughly 736 million pounds of turkey meat enjoyed by families across the United States.
Americans consume about 3 million pounds of mashed potatoes during the holiday!
The cornucopia, also known as the “horn of plenty,” is a symbol of abundance and is often featured in Thanksgiving decorations, filled with fruits and vegetables.
The average American consumes around 3,000 calories during a Thanksgiving meal.
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Additional free printable Thanksgiving games
To keep the Thanksgiving party spirit alive, we’ve got more in store for you! In addition to the trivia game, we’ve got a lineup of fun and engaging party games that will have everyone at your gathering smiling and laughing.
These fun printable Thanksgiving games are a fantastic way to keep the festivities rolling. Let’s take a look:
This Thanksgiving memory game printable features fall-themed cards that players flip over to find matching pairs. It’s a fun and challenging activity that’s perfect for kids and adults alike.
A Thanksgiving photo scavenger hunt is a great way to get everyone involved in capturing the spirit of Thanksgiving.
Have fun with Thanksgiving board games too!
Free printable Thanksgiving bingo cards provide a fun and engaging way to celebrate the holiday. Players mark off the items as they’re called, aiming to complete a row or a full card for a prize.
Thanksgiving scattergories is a word game where players have to come up with words that fit into specific categories and start with a particular letter. It’s a fun game to test your family’s creativity and wordplay skills during the holiday.
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Last Updated on 22 November 2023 by homeschoolof1