Like any traditional treasure hunt, participants hunt for items that you've hidden around the house or the backyard. If you really want to get creative, draw a treasure map or create clues and award points for each item on the list, such as:
• small gourds
• a plush turkey toy
• a bag of cranberries
• autumn leaves
• a toy football
• turkey baster
• oven mitt
• Thanksgiving decoration
What's more traditional than a game of touch football on Thanksgiving Day? Gather friends and family in the front yard or a local park for a spirited round of tossing the pigskin before the turkey is served - even if you're not familiar with the official rules.
Remember pin the tail on the donkey? This variation is a great, giggle-inducing addition to Thanksgiving football in which even toddlers can take part. First, create a goal post made from white poster board and attach it to the wall. Next, cut football shapes from brown craft paper and add players names to them. Use poster tack or double-side tape on the back. Remember to spin players around three times before pointing them to the goal post, then sit back and watch who scores a touchdown!
Pass the Pumpkin
Instead of musical chairs, a group of guests must pass a pumpkin to each other as the music plays. When the music stops, the one who gets caught holding the pumpkin is eliminated. The last player holding the pumpkin wins a prize!
More Thanksgiving games around the Web:
Go a-hunting around the Web for holiday games and activities, printable word searches & scrambles, plus interactive fun for kids of all ages ...
- Check out fun for the whole family including ideas for Thanksgiving trivia,
family memory game, bean bag toss.
Fun Activities - For the younger set, with instructions for Pin the Feather on the Turkey, the Turkey
Jerkey, and Duck, Duck, Turkey, plus fun & simple games
& craft ideas.
Coloring Pages - Hit the jackpot with pages of printable
coloring pages including turkeys; Pilgrims, Indians, cornucopias.
- Online fun including turkey jigsaw puzzle, over the river,
turkey slide puzzle and Thanksgiving word search.