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!
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
- Dirty dishes
- Your favorite Thanksgiving dessert
- A tree without a single leaf
- Thanksgiving wreath
- Newspaper ad
- People walking
- Mashed potatoes
- Christmas Lights
- Pilgrim hat
- Candy corn
- Someone napping
- Turkey decoration
- Turkey handprint
- Family picture
- Pile of leaves
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- Hotel Scavenger Hunt
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- Easter Scavenger Hunt
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- Zoo Scavenger Hunt
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Free Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt PDF
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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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Michele Tripple is a renowned author and expert in the fields of parenting, relationships, and personal development. With her degree in marriage and family studies, her experience as a Family Life Educator, and over a decade of experience as a professional writer, Michele has authored books that provide practical advice and insights into improving family dynamics and personal growth. Her work is celebrated for its blend of research-driven information and relatable, real-world applications. Michele has been a keynote speaker at conferences and has contributed to numerous publications and media outlets, solidifying her reputation as an authoritative voice in her field and helping families build relationships.