This simple card matching game can be played right at the kid's table for some added fun.
Randomly dish out these scratch-off cards to your guests. Only one will walk away with the prize of your choice! Who knows, maybe it will be a Thanksgiving treat.
While the food is still cooking, keep the kids from getting impatient with a game of Roll-A-Turkey. Bonus: The playing pieces are edible!
Turn your love of selfies into a fun Thanksgiving game with this scavenger hunt. The first guest to send a selfie from all checked places wins!
A tablecover that doubles as a fun coloring game and Thanksgiving craft for the kids? Yes, please!
Instead of one game, give your kids several to choose from — without even leaving the dinner table. This tablecloth features tic-tac-toe, mazes, and word searches.
Have the kiddos team up and search for your favorite fall things, like pie, apple, and turkey.
Everyone can get behind a heated round (or ten) of B-I-N-G-O! Use candy for markers, which everyone gets to gobble down at the end of this Thanksgiving version.
If you really want to get the party started, hang these turkey targets above the kids table and give them rubber bands.
Let the kids get creative this Thanksgiving as they design their own turkeys with the help of these silly stickers.
A Thanksgiving twist on the card game Spoons, Take the Turkey will encourage competition and keep the kids entertained.
Have the whole family reflect on the true meaning of Thanksgiving using this simple activity.
Get the tutorial at Teach Beside Me.
What you'll need: Chopsticks ($8, .com), Acrylic paint set ($14, .com)
Strike! Set up these cute turkey-inspired pins and let the good times roll this Thanksgiving.
Get the tutorial at The Seasoned Mom.
What you'll need: Brown cups ($14, .com); Wiggle eyes ($11, .com)
Your kids will love getting tangled with this fun holiday take on Twister.
Get the tutorial at Pint-Sized Treasures.
What you'll need: Cardstock ($16, .com)
Get ready for loads of laughter with this fun and wacky Thanksgiving version of Mad Libs.
Get the tutorial at My Sister's Suitcase.
Even though this craft involves a little more work, it'll help occupy the children. Plus, as a post-dinner treat, your kids can put on a show for you with their new turkey puppet.
Get the tutorial at No Biggie.
What you'll need: Chopsticks ($8, .com), Feathers ($9, .com), Styrofoam balls ($7, .com)
Hide-and-seek just got a holiday upgrade! Cut out two turkeys from construction paper and tape them onto two mason jars. Hide the turkey's feathers throughout the room and let your kids find them.
Get the tutorial at No Time for Flashcards.
What you'll need: Feathers ($7, .com); Wiggle eyes ($11, .com)
Find a partner and take turns choosing a picture and a number. Then, lift the flap and read the fitting message inside ("Name one person you are thankful for"). Forgotten how to do origami? Folding instructions come printed on the template.
Get the tutorial at The Country Chic Cottage.
With not much more than a mason jar, popsicle sticks and a Sharpie, you can create a new T-day tradition. Write a Thanksgiving word on the bottom of each stick, which doubles as a turkey feather. Then everyone takes a turn picking a stick from the jar and drawing the word on a sketchpad or chalkboard in hopes his team guesses it.
Get the tutorial at IDigPinterest.
Kids sit in a circle and pass around "tokens" you've printed. Most feature autumn leaves, but one is the highly coveted turkey token. Choose a child to sit in the middle and be "It," tasked with trying to find the turkey. A match can be as kumbaya calm or as fiercely competitive as the players want.
Get the tutorial at Prepared Not Scared.
While you're cooking, let kids create this traditional symbol of abundance the modern way: with ice cream cones. Dip the rims in chocolate frosting, add fall-colored sprinkles, and fill with a mix of sweet treats. The cornucopias can decorate each place setting, then double as dessert.
Get the tutorial at Sippy Cup Mom.
The best games are the kinds that all age groups can enjoy, and this is definitely one of them. Just print out card templates, and provide some clothes pins and dice. If a player rolls a four, for instance, a clothes pin would go on the corresponding number on the card. Whoever has clothes pins on all the numbers on the card wins.
Get the tutorial at The Idea Room.
Got a paper bag, white paper, and a pair of scissors? Then you can make this hilariously life-like turkey leg place-setting decoration. Or simply stuff it full of candy for the kiddos.
Get the tutorial at Fiskars.