Free Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt for Kids [Even Adults Love]

Last Updated on October 10, 2023 by Michele Tripple

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This Thanksgiving scavenger hunt for kids is the perfect way to get kids searching high and low as they search for all the Thanksgiving scavenger hunt items on the list to see who finds them all first!

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt for Kids and Adults

One of my kid’s favorite things to do is go on scavenger hunts. We pretty much do them whenever we can! We have done hotel scavenger hunts, beach scavenger hunts, Christmas scavenger hunts and the list goes on and on. But one of our favorites is always this Thanksgiving scavenger hunt for kids. It is a fun way to get the wiggles out before or after dinner and get them looking and observing everything around them.

Pair this with our Thanksgiving Bingo, Thanksgiving Placemats, Thanksgiving Color by number, Thanksgiving Trivia, Thanksgiving Riddles, and our Thanksgiving Minute to Win it Games to keep them entertained for hours!

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

This year, start a new tradition with this fun Thanksgiving Scavenger hunt for kids and adults!

Scavenger hunts encourage young kids to explore and use their developing skills to make discoveries. Since Thanksgiving usually means your extended family is around, just imagine all those sweet cousins working together to learn and have some fun!

It’s also a great chance to give the family something to do while they wait for dinner. There’s so much anticipation for that delicious meal that people are bound to get antsy. Fill that time with a fun Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt!

If you find that your kids love Scavenger Hunts, be sure to check out our Alphabet Scavenger Hunt, Airport Scavenger Hunt, Outside Scavenger Hunt, Nature Scavenger Hunt, and Zoo Scavenger Hunt. You’re sure to find something perfect for your family’s needs!

Are you looking for a fun family activity for Thanksgiving day? We have a fun Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt plus a free printable that your whole family will enjoy! 

How to do a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunts can easily be incorporated into any family’s Thanksgiving festivities, including yours!

If you have a late dinner planned, you can use the scavenger hunt to burn some time in the morning. If you like to do an early afternoon dinner, get the whole family involved and use it as an excuse to get moving after dinner! 

Timing the scavenger hunt is always a fun idea. You could split your family into small groups and give each group a copy of our printable and see who can get the most items in the allotted time. You could also race to see who can find everything first!

Have each group mark off the items as they find them with a pen or pencil, or you could get even more festive and get some of these Thanksgiving stampers to take you Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt to the next level!

Adjusting Scavenger Hunts for Different Ages

Don’t be afraid to make adjustments to this Thanksgiving scavenger hunt for any age, even adults!

Young toddlers will love hunting around for items but may need some help moving in the right direction, checking off items, and reading the list. Although they’ll need an older partner or two, they can still take the lead and do some searching on their own! 

For teenagers who may be hesitant to get involved, the best thing you can do is join in with the activity. If they see that you are doing it, I promise they won’t want to miss out on the fun! You can also make them ‘team captains,’ have them be the judge, or get them involved in different ways if they don’t want to hunt!

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Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Here are some of the best Thanksgiving scavenger hunt ideas that we have on our free printable.

  • Colorful Fall Leaf
  • Turkey leg
  • Pumpkin
  • Dirty dishes
  • Your favorite Thanksgiving dessert
  • A tree without a single leaf
  • Thanksgiving wreath
  • Newspaper ad
  • People walking
  • Mailbox
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Christmas Lights
  • Squirrel
  • Pilgrim hat
  • Candy corn
  • Someone napping
  • Turkey decoration
  • Turkey handprint
  • Family picture
  • Pile of leaves

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Great Scavenger Hunt Ideas to Try

Free Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt PDF

Are you ready to get your free Thanksgiving scavenger hunt PDF? You can download it here by joining our free Confessions of Parenting VIP Club!

This printable is all ready for you to use! There’s no cutting or preparation necessary, so all you need to do is download and print the copies that you need. 

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. It seems like a fair punishment, am I right? 

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