Get ready for a fun-filled holiday with Thanksgiving Charades for Kids. These interactive and entertaining charades will keep your little ones engaged and laughing all day long. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or a classroom celebration, this printable game is perfect for kids of all ages. This classic game is a great way to get the kids excited about Thanksgiving!
Our Thanksgiving Charades game is perfect for adapting to any crowd but it’s mainly geared toward younger players. It’s a classic pantomime game where you’ll have a blast “acting out” phrases without speaking. Your party guests will put their guessing skills to the test as they try to figure out what you’re portraying.
With an abundance of laughter and excitement, our set of 30 Thanksgiving charade cards guarantees endless entertainment. Get ready to unleash your creativity and enjoy hours of memorable moments this holiday season!
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Why You Will Love These Thanksgiving Charades for Kids
Who doesn’t love a good game of charades? You are guaranteed to laugh at how people act out charades in this fun Thanksgiving game. Inevitably there will be a few that break the rules and then that’s fun to call out or throw the rules out the window and just play all day!
These fun Thanksgiving charades words include:
- Pumpkin Pie
- Cranberry Sauce
- Turkey drumstick
- Pumpkin patch
- Apple Pie
- Dinner roll
- Mashed Potatoes
- Pumpkin Carving
- Pumpkin carving
Create your own Thanksgiving words on our one-page printable that includes 10 blank spaces.
- Cardstock paper to print the charade cards – consider laminating these sheets to make them more durable.
- a timer or stopwatch – to time each player when they act.
- two bowls or containers – to hold the charade cards for players to select.
- notepad and a pen or pencil to keep score of the game.
Charades Activity Prep
- First, download the free printable game by subscribing at the bottom of the post or shop for printable (if you don’t want to give your email out)
- Print and cut out the cards using scissors or a paper cutter.
- Divide players into two teams, equal in size.
- Optional: Each player writes a Thanksgiving item on a blank card and places the cards in the opposing team’s container.
- Decide how long of a time limit each team has to guess the charade cards.
- Determine how many rounds or point limits both teams want to play until a winner is selected.
How to Play Charades
- Decide which player goes first. You can go with a drawing, playing paper, rock, scissors or who is the oldest or youngest.
- A player from the first team draws a card. The player must act out of the charade while his or her teammates try to guess the correct answer. If the team guesses the correct term, then the team scores a point.
- Next, the opposing team does the same.
- Continue this until a team plays to a certain score or time limit.
- Celebrate the win and hand out fun treats. Play again if time allows.
Tips for Kids Who Are Trying to Play Charades
Here are some helpful tips for kids who are trying to play charades:
- Keep it simple: Start with simple words or actions to get everyone comfortable with the game. As the rounds progress, you can gradually increase the difficulty level.
- Use props: If allowed, incorporate props into your charades game. Props can help provide visual cues and make it easier for others to guess the answer.
- Non-verbal cues: Remember, in charades, you cannot use words or sound effects. Focus on using expressive facial expressions, gestures, and body movements to convey the clue.
- Practice before playing: Spend some time practicing different charades gestures and actions before the game. This will help you become more confident and efficient during the actual gameplay.
- Team up: Kids can play in teams, with one person acting out the clue and the others guessing.
- Have fun: The most important tip is to have fun! Charades is a game meant to be enjoyed, so don’t worry too much about getting everything perfect. Embrace the silliness and laughter that comes with it.
How to Play Single Charades
Don’t have enough kids to play two teams? No problem! You can play single charades where everyone is on their own. Simply decide who goes first.
The player draws a charade game card and acts it out for everyone in the room to guess. The individual who correctly guesses goes next, and so on.
Optional rules for playing charades
- Others may ask the actor or actress questions. The actor may nod yes or no without making a sound.
- Absolutely no sound including clapping, whistles, or laughing.
- The actor can make sounds only that pertain to the charade card.
More Thanksgiving Games
Kids of all ages love to play these fun Thanksgiving activities. Get ready for hours of family fun with these fun games:
- Thanksgiving Activity Pages for Kids – lots of Thanksgiving day fun in one activity pack.
- Thanksgiving Bingo – a fun game all ages love to play!
- Thanksgiving Conversation Starters – a fun way to get
family members to engage with each other.
- Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt – The object of the game is to find the most Thanksgiving items in or around your home.
- Thanksgiving picture charades games – perfect for younger children who can not read.
- Need more laughter? Check out these hilarious Thanksgiving jokes for kids.
Download the printable
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The PDF will include:
- Three pages with 30 Thanksgiving charade cards
- 1 page with 10 blank cards. (You can write down your own charade ideas).
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