11 Thanksgiving Games to Keep the Whole Family Entertained (and Squabble-Free)
Food and football are great and all (um, especially the food), but what are you supposed to do the rest of the day? Here, 11 fun Thanksgiving games that your entire brood can get in on. Winner gets the last slice of pumpkin pie.
Not with actual gourds. Instead, take turns throwing toilet paper wrapped in orange fabric into a big basket. Make sure to change the distance from the basket depending on participants’ age (no cheating, Grandpa).
Make these easy turkey pins first (the kids will love helping out), then use mini pumpkins to knock over as many as you can.
DIY Pumpkin Twister Game
Aka how to have the whole family in a fit of laughter on the floor.
The Gratitude Game
Like Pick-Up-Sticks but with a thoughtful, Thanksgiving touch.
The best way to work up an appetite is to get the entire squad involved in a friendly (that means keeping trash talk to a minimum) game of pigskin.
Hey, it’s a classic for a reason. Give it a seasonal twist by only using Thanksgiving-related words (think: pumpkin, The Mayflower, wishbone, harvest).
Split up into teams, then head to the backyard with the biggest gourds you can find and see which team can roll theirs across the finish line the fastest. (Hey, you need to work off that turkey feast somehow.)
Guess How Many?
Fill a mason jar or clear vase with fall candies (ahem, leftover Halloween treats) and let everyone take turns guessing how many are in there. Winner gets all the goodies. (As long as they share, of course.)
Mini Pumpkin Hunt
Hide tiny gourds around your home or backyard and let the kids find them. (Basically like an Easter Egg hunt but with mini pumpkins.)