Free Thanksgiving Word Search Printable for Kids

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to engage your little ones in delightful and educational Thanksgiving activities for kids. What better way to do that than with a Thanksgiving word search printable?

This word puzzle is designed to keep the kids entertained while expanding their vocabulary and boosting their cognitive skills.

This fantastic word search is a fantastic addition to your holiday celebrations, offering hours of family-friendly fun and learning!

thanksgiving word search

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Word Search Puzzles for Thanksgiving

Word search printables are excellent for when the kids just need a break.

Put away the core curriculum and keep the kids busy with these fun Thanksgiving homeschool activities.

Download the free printables below, if the email doesn’t come through within 5 minutes please check your junk folder.

This free printable Thanksgiving word search is free to print but is for personal use or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

The Thanksgiving words can be found, horizontally, vertically, diagonally, frontwards, or backwards! Just to make it that much harder!

Turkey TroubleTurkey TroubleThanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House Book 27)Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House Book 27)There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!How to Catch a TurkeyHow to Catch a TurkeyGobble Gobble Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word GameGobble Gobble Mad Libs: World’s Greatest Word GameBalloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards))Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards))


I have also added some black and white Thanksgiving-themed images for the kids to color in too! Perfect if the kids find the words too quickly!

Tip: I recommend either using a highlighter pen or circling around the letters. Do not cross the letters out if you have found a word, as it may be used in another word!

There are 15 hidden Thanksgiving Day words to find:

  • Gravy
  • November
  • Turkey
  • Gratitude
  • Football
  • Cooking
  • Festival
  • Harvest
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Corn
  • Autumn
  • Pilgrims
  • Leaves
  • Pumpkin

Why not treat the kids to the History Smashers: The Mayflower book? It is perfect for upper elementary-aged kids, and goes over what really happened.

thanksgiving word search

Additional Thanksgiving activities

Transform your Thanksgiving gathering into an adventure by organizing a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt.

Set up a creative corner with a variety of free printable Thanksgiving coloring pages, allowing guests to relax and express their artistic side by filling autumn scenes with vibrant colors.

Provide guests with free Thanksgiving bookmarks to color, offering a personalized keepsake that combines creativity with functionality.

Give a classic game a twist with these Thanksgiving scattergories. Challenge players to brainstorm and write down holiday-related words that fit specific categories and start with a chosen letter.

Delight guests with a Thanksgiving word scramble activity where they unscramble letters to reveal Thanksgiving themed words, adding a playful and competitive element to the celebration.

Inspire poetic expression by offering Thanksgiving acrostic poem templates for the word “Thanksgiving,” prompting guests to create heartfelt verses that capture their gratitude and reflections on the holiday.

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Download the free printable Thanksgiving word search

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.)

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Last Updated on 1 September 2023 by homeschoolof1

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