This Thanksgiving scavenger hunt is an easy yet special way to enjoy a fun holiday activity with your kids.
You'll be creating awesome memories as you search high and low for these Thanksgiving-themed objects. When you discover one of these prompts, you get to color it in on this printable page.
Find out more about this Thanksgiving scavenger hunt for kids and get your free printable activity today!
An Amazing Way to Celebrate the Holiday with Your Kids
You can have so much holiday fun with your kids on Thanksgiving! My 5 boys and I have so many happy memories from our cherished times shared together.
It's a wonderful time to pause and give thanks for all of your blessings. Plus, it's an fantastic time of year to spend time with loved ones.
So, how do you slow down and enjoy this special time when there's so much to do? Like all that cooking, baking, cleaning, and decorating!
Enjoy easy Thanksgiving activities that are designed to help you slow down and make observations on all that's around you 😊
And a scavenger hunt is the perfect activity to help you do just that!
Since our other printable holiday scavenger hunts (like Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Christmas Lights, Christmas Tree) were so much fun with my boys, I knew that Thanksgiving version would be a cool addition to our holiday fun collection.
Find Out More About This Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
This free printable Thanksgiving scavenger hunt is on one page.
Simple instructions are provided on the worksheet. You'll color in the Thanksgiving objects as they see or find them.
This scavenger hunt for kids features Thanksgiving themes, including:
- Pilgrim Hat
- Wish Bone
- Pumpkin Pie
- Fall Leaf
- Oven Mitt
Plus, there are 2 other sections:
- Spread the Love!: Tell a friend of family member why you are thankful for them.
- Three things I am thankful for...: List for your kids a simple way for your kids to express gratitude.
Cool Ways to Enjoy This Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
Your kids, tweens, teens, adults - anyone who wants to have holiday fun - will color in the objects when seen or found with this printable (PDF) scavenger hunt with Thanksgiving themes.
To make it easy for your kids to enjoy, I think it's a great idea to have a variety of coloring tools to pick from, like crayons, color pencils, and fine-tip markers.
My boys and I really like this type of clipboard with storage area that opens on the side (not the bottom because your coloring materials can fall out too easily that way!) works well when we're having fun or learning on-the-go.
If it would be too difficult to color in the prompts when you're out-and-about, that's okay! Simply make a pencil mark next to the object and color it in later 😉
Also, I recommend printing this Thanksgiving scavenger hunt on white cardstock. Regular printer paper will work fine. My boys, however, get excited when doing this type of activity and have a tendency to accidentally rip the paper. Are your kids like that, too?
If you’d like to use this printable scavenger hunt again and again, you can laminate it or place in a dry erase sleeve and use dry erase markers.
Oh, and you can add small prizes for the end of the hunt and an exciting way to boost your Thanksgiving festivities with the whole family.
You can add a challenge with a time limit, Thanksgiving riddles, and holiday interesting facts.
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Tips & Tricks for Having a Blast with This Type of Scavenger Hunt
When enjoying this type of scavenger hunt, you'll find it helpful to keep these things in mind:
- Be ready to go: Have those coloring tools prepared to make it easy to mark off your discoveries.
- Keep it simple: Please don't feel like you have to find each prompt in your first attempt. Extend your Thanksgiving fun to different dates and times for activities to look forward to spending together.
- Make the most of this special time: As you look for the prompts, play holiday music, talk about Thanksgiving and what it means to you, and what you're looking forward to most.
- Think outside the box: You can enjoy this Thasnkgiving scavenger hunt by enjoying it with books, home decor, and videos (in addition to things you find as you're shopping and driving around).
- Add your own prompts: Before you head out on your Thanksgiving scavenger hunt, chat about the prompts. Include any extra Thanksgiving items or ideas that your kids have on the back. They can even create doodles as you go along. It's a fun way to enjoy this great activity.
Get Your Free Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
Sweet You’ll be having SO much fun with this simple Thanksgiving activity with your kids! It's a fun activity for both older kids and younger kids on or before Thanksgiving Day.
This free Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt is on 1 printable (PDF) page.
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What Thanksgiving-themed prompts would you add to this printable scavenger hunt? Share your ideas in the comments area below.
Wishing you and your kids tons of Thanksgiving fun!