Thanksgiving Pictionary Printable

Last Updated on September 24, 2022 by Michele Tripple

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With drawing, laughing, and guessing, Thanksgiving Pictionary is the perfect game to get the whole family involved this year at Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Pictionary

Pictionary is perfect to play together as a family or to keep your kids and their friends entertained this Thanksgiving season! You don’t need amazing drawing skills for this game, just some pens, paper, and some creativity. 

As a family, we love drawing and laughing together so Thanksgiving Pictionary is the perfect addition to our Thanksgiving festivities! Of course, we also love a good game of Thanksgiving Would You Rather Too!

What is Pictionary?

Pictionary is simple and easy to follow drawing and guessing game. It’s easy for the whole family to play, children and adults alike! 

One person draws their assigned word while all the other players on their team guess what they are drawing. The person drawing can’t talk, make sounds, or write words. That means their drawing needs to show the other players what the word is.

How Do You Play Pictionary

You can use our pre-printed Thanksgiving Pictionary words and a game timer to get started. Whether you decide to work all together or divide into teams, Pictionary is sure to get everyone laughing and having a good time!

If you want to make the game more competitive then divide up into two teams. Have a person from each team come up at the same time to draw. Let them pick a card with a word, set the timer, and let the drawing begin! The team that guesses the word correctly first, gets a point.

If you prefer less competition or want to play with younger kids, work together as a team to guess the word. This version is perfect for families with varying ages and smaller children.

Rules of Pictionary

Pictionary is versatile because you can all work together or you can divide everyone into teams. Choose one person to pick a printed Thanksgiving Pictionary card with a word on it. Only the person drawing can look at the card. Use a game timer or set a digital timer set for one minute, or whatever time length you decide before starting.

The drawer has one minute to draw the word on a whiteboard or on a piece of paper while the other players try to guess what they are drawing. They keep drawing until the team correctly guesses the word or time runs out. After that, choose the next person and start the fun all over again!

Tips for Playing Thanksgiving Pictionary

Make Pictionary even more fun with these simple tips.

Involve Young Children

If you are playing with younger children, try and make it less stressful for them. You can do this by giving them extra time to draw, give them a partner to help draw, or someone can whisper ideas of what to draw to them. Less stress means more fun for everyone!

Use Cardstock

Print the Thanksgiving Pictionary cards onto cardstock. It makes them a lot more durable and you won’t be able to see through them. I always go the extra step to laminate them as well so we can keep playing them year after year!

Use a Whiteboard

Using a Whiteboard to draw on is a lot easier for everyone to see and wipe clean. Plus you have more space to create beautiful drawings on! I love a portable whiteboard because it’s compact but stands up on its own so you can easily use it on a table. 

Offer Prizes

Thanksgiving Pictionary is even more fun when you can win a prize! You can have smaller prizes for participating or a large prize for the winning team. Thanksgiving sticker games and Thanksgiving Sunglasses are some of my go-to prizes for Pictionary! Or come up with your own fun prize like the first piece of pie after dinner. Be sure to try our Apple pie recipe it is delicious! 

Thanksgiving Pictionary Words:

  1. Corn
  2. Turkey
  3. Mashed Potatoes
  4. Gravy
  5. Pumpkin
  6. Pumpkin pie
  7. Napkin
  8. Setting the table
  9. Family
  10. Thankful
  11. Sweet Potatoes
  12. Blessings
  13. Meal
  14. Cornucopia 
  15. Acorn
  16. Pilgrims
  17. Leftovers
  18. Native Americans
  19. Pilgrim Hat
  20. Leaf
  21. Feather
  22. Carving
  23. Bread
  24. Squash
  25. Football
  26. Canoe
  27. Pecan Pie
  28. Apple Pie
  29. Thanksgiving Dinner
  30. Wishbone
  31. Autumn
  32. Ship
  33. Apple Tree
  34. November
  35. Recipe
  36. Stuffing
  37. Sweet Corn
  38. Tablecloth
  39. Yam
  40. Bake
  41. America
  42. Apple Cider
  43. Vegetables
  44. Cranberry sauce
  45. Eating
  46. Turkey Trot
  47. Ham
  48. Casserole

What other words would you add to the list? Share in the comments!

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18 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Pictionary Printable”

  1. I can’t wait to see how my kids will draw these Thanksgiving things! They’re still little enough that it’s going to be hilarious!

  2. What a perfect, fun activity for the holidays! Great idea and thanks for walking everyone through it – I don’t think I’ve actually ever played Pictionary 🤦‍♀️


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