200+ Thanksgiving Charades Ideas

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Looking for a fun way to make more memories at your next Thanksgiving gathering? Why not try playing a family game of charades? We’ve put together a list of thanksgiving themed words and phrases that are perfect for playing charades. So fill up on all the turkey and get ready for some fun while playing our Thanksgiving Charades game!

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Thanksgiving Charades

We love a good family night fun, and that includes charades for kids. So why not add Thanksgiving Charades to the fun this Thanksgiving?

With this list of Thanksgiving charade ideas, you are sure to have good quality time together as a family.

For more charade ideas, be sure to play our reverse charades and our fun occupation charades.

5 thanksgiving charades cards sheets

Why We Love Thanksgiving Charades!

We love that charades bring people together. It is the perfect game to play when your whole family gets together to celebrate Thanksgiving. We love people of all ages can team up and play together.

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What Do I Need to Play?

  • Have a timer or hourglass to make keeping time easier. 
  • Our deck of Thanksgiving charade cards! You can download those below!
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How To Play Thanksgiving Charades

Here are some simple guidelines you can use while playing Thanksgiving Charades:

  • First, print off your Thanksgiving charade cards and then divide your group into two teams.
  • Next, have one player from each team roll the die. The team with the higher number goes first. Now you are ready to start! The first player on the team picks a charade card and acts it out without speaking.
  • The other players on their team have to try to guess what they are acting out. They can shout out their guesses. If the team guesses correctly, they get a point! The player who guessed correctly then acts out the next word or phrase on the list.
  • If the team can’t guess the word or phrase within 1 minute, the other team gets a chance to steal and guess. They get 1 minute to act it out. The first team to reach 10 points wins!
8 Thanksgiving charades cover with green border turkey with hat and green leaf

Tips and Tricks For Playing Charades

  • Before you begin acting out the clue, it is super helpful for the actor to hold up the amount of fingers to represent how many words are in the clue.
  • If the entire group chooses, each team gets one skip for the entire game.
  • Don’t be afraid to be silly and have fun as you are acting out the clue.
  • Remember, when your team is not guessing to sit quietly, it is so easy to blurt out the answer, and when you do, the other team can get a point if it is the right answer. 
  • After the timer is up, the other team gets one guess, the first guess said, so be sure to talk it over with your team prior to blurting out the answer.
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Thanksgiving Charades

Ready to get started? Grab these Thanksgiving charades that you can download immediately, print, and start playing. Good news! You asked for a printer friendly version and now we have one! choose between printable cards and a printer friendly version!

  • Turkey
  • Grateful
  • Pilgrim
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Leaves
  • Fall
  • Corn
  • Gravy
  • Gobble
  • Football
  • Hayride
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Wishbone
  • Parade
  • Apple Cider
  • Family
  • Leftovers
  • Centerpiece
  • November
  • Pie
  • Bread
  • Cornucopia
  • Platter
  • Cook
  • Cranberries
  • Feast
  • Ham
  • Vegetables
  • Tradition
  • Stuffing
  • Tablecloth
  • Oven
  • Buffet
  • Harvest
  • Corn Maze
  • Potluck
  • Cooking
  • Prayer
  • Mom
  • Grandma
  • Kid’s Table
  • Baking
  • Caramel Apples
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Salad
  • Scarecrow
  • Cold Weather
  • Putting on a coat
  • Playing a Board Game
  • Leaves falling
  • Raking the leaves
  • Jumping in the leaves
  • Chopping Wood
  • Whipped Cream
  • Setting the table
  • Travel
  • Hugging Family Members
  • Washing Dishes
  • Charlie Brown
  • A Fireplace
  • Giblets
  • Kitchen
  • Owl
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Thankful
  • Full
  • Thursday
  • Passing the food around the table
  • Getting Food from a Buffet table
  • The Mayflower
  • Cookies
  • Carving Turkey
  • Lighting candles
  • Slicing bread
  • A Turkey Platter
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Knitting a Scarf
  • Sweater Weather
  • Acorn
  • The Great Pumpkin
  • Pecan Pie
  • Indian Corn
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Travel to Grandma’s house
  • Sailboat
  • Eating Leftovers
  • Grandparents
  • Aunt
  • Uncle
  • Siblings
  • Kids
  • Vase of Flowers
  • Macy’s Parade
  • S’mores
  • Wealth
  • Wild Rice
  • Wisdom
  • Playing Football
  • Worship
  • Squirrel
  • Sunflowers
  • Sweet Corn
  • Table Setting
  • Bobbing for Apples
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Children
  • Blessings
  • Bonfire
  • Care
  • Candlesticks
  • Festival
  • Food
  • Free Time
  • Grace
  • Grateful Harvest
  • Haystack
  • Love
  • Maple Syrup
  • Memories
  • Nature
  • Resting
  • Rolls
  • Holiday
  • Basting the ham
  • Moon
  • Watching football
  • Orange
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Walnuts
  • Watching TV
  • Feeding the Dog Under the Table
  • Winter
  • 1621
  • Creamed Corn
  • Dressing
  • Eating an overcooked Turkey
  • Black Friday Shopping
  • Thanksgiving Squabble
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate Pie
  • Travel to Aunt’s House
  • Croissants
  • Firefighters
  • Good Health
  • Gratitude
  • God
  • Pinecones
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Harvest Moon
  • Drumstick Leftovers
  • Apple Cobbler
  • Applesauce
  • Autumn
  • Baking Pies
  • Happiness
  • Massachusetts
  • Native American
  • Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
  • Police Officers
  • Proclamation
  • Samoset
  • Thanksgiving dinner
  • Turkey Pardoning
  • Yams
  • Pinching Cheeks
  • Dessert
  • Pie a la Mode
  • Shopping Ads
  • Afternoon Nap
  • Biscuits
  • Grateful Turkey
  • Fall Leaves
  • Picking Apples
  • Carrots
  • Family Recipe
  • Celebrate
  • Cornbread
  • Deep-fried Turkey
  • Drumstick Dumplings
  • Please
  • Thank You
  • Cousins
  • Stuffing Turkey
  • Stepparents
  • Half Siblings
  • Friends
  • Pets
  • House
  • Menu
  • New England
  • Nurses
  • Passing the Rolls
  • Praise
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Growing Corn
  • Loading the Dishwasher
  • Leaf Pile
  • Dad
  • Crow
  • Family
  • Candy Corn
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