Thanksgiving Pictionary Printable

Last Updated on May 26, 2023 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!

5 backs of Thanksgiving Pictionary cards and 1 front with green border white words that say Thanksgiving Pictionary

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, Thanksgiving Riddles and Thanksgiving Minute to Win It Games, as well as Thanksgiving Scattergories!

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.

4 backs of Thanksgiving Pictionary cards and 1 front with orange and white background

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!

3 Thanksgiving Pictionary PDFs on orange background

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! 

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Thanksgiving Pictionary Words

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  • Corn
  • Turkey
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Napkin
  • Setting the table
  • Family
  • Thankful
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Blessings
  • Meal
  • Cornucopia 
  • Acorn
  • Pilgrims
  • Leftovers
  • Native Americans
  • Pilgrim Hat
  • Leaf
  • Feather
  • Carving
  • Bread
  • Squash
  • Football
  • Canoe
  • Pecan Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Wishbone
  • Autumn
  • Ship
  • Apple Tree
  • November
  • Recipe
  • Stuffing
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tablecloth
  • Yam
  • Bake
  • America
  • Apple Cider
  • Vegetables
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Eating
  • Turkey Trot
  • Ham
  • Casserole

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

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You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click File, then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides.

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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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