Are you looking for a fun family activity for Thanksgiving day? We have a fun Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt! Print the rules and take photos…it’s that easy!
Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
This Thanksgiving, start a new tradition with your family- a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt. This is the perfect activity for the whole family, and I suspect even the older kids will love it, too.
Pro Tip: Do this scavenger hunt after eating Thanksgiving dinner to get yourself up and moving.
Here are the steps to planning the perfect Thanksgiving scavenger hunt:
- Before you begin the Thanksgiving scavenger hunt, make sure you set some ground rules. Are people allowed to drive to locations? Or, should people stay within walking distance?
- Create groups of 2-4 people per group. Make sure to pair younger children with at least one older child or adult to ensure that everyone will be safe and accounted for.
- Each group must have access to a camera on their phone, or be given a digital camera. Pictures are the proof for this scavenger hunt.
- Set a time-limit. For example, everyone must meet back at a designated location in 30-minutes or an hour.
- The Thanksgiving scavenger hunt does not have to be completed in any particular order, just check them off as you go.
- The group who earns the highest amount of points in the allotted time-limit wins! (If your children do not do well with winning or losing, do not choose a winner)
- Share pictures with each other and enjoy learning about what makes your family members grateful.
Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt: (everything is worth 25 pts, except labeled otherwise)
- Colorful Fall Leaf
- Turkey leg
- Dirty dishes
- Your favorite Thanksgiving dessert
- Tree without a single leaf
- Thanksgiving wreath
- Something red
- Something orange
- Something yellow
- Something flavored with pumpkin (candle, dessert, etc)
- Candy corn
- Someone napping
- Christmas decorations
- An oven
- Family picture
- A mailbox
- Scarf, Gloves, and a Hat
- 3 things in nature you are thankful for (75 pts)
- Jump in a pile of leaves (50 pts)
- Perform one random act of kindness for a neighbor (100 pts)
- Send mom & dad a “thank you” text or write a thank you note (75 pts)
I plan on doing this scavenger hunt with my family this Thanksgiving. I think that the losing team will have to do all of the dishes. Seems like a fair punishment, am I right? 😉