A fun FREE Thanksgiving word search printable loaded with hidden Thanksgiving themed words for kids to find. A great activity for the whole family that’s a ton of fun and a great way to build holiday spirit.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner we wanted to create a fun activity that younger and older kids can enjoy leading up to Thanksgiving day.
We love word search games and as a result we created this Thanksgiving word scramble for our readers with festive hidden words.
Also, we love creating new puzzles and word scrambles in honor of the holiday season like Halloween and Christmas.
So, we thought it would be the perfect activity for older and younger kids to enjoy for Thanksgiving.
Our fun Thanksgiving word search printable is a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends or family.
It’s a fun puzzle that that older and younger children can do on Thanksgiving day while delicious Thanksgiving food is being prepared.
Continue reading to find out more information about our Thanksgiving word search printable and snag your own copy.
Thanksgiving Word Search Printable
This fun Thanksgiving activity is a a great holiday activity for kids of all ages.
Loaded with Thanksgiving themed vocabulary words, this is one of those Thanksgiving word search puzzles you can use both at home or in the classroom.
Whether you’re celebrating your first Thanksgiving in the United States or you’ve got your traditional yearly Thanksgiving meal planned for friends and family this free printable Thanksgiving word search puzzle is a perfect addition to any Thanksgiving get together.
In a rush? Skip to the bottom of the page to get access to download links for our Thanksgiving word search printable.
List Of Words
Our word list is made up of Thanksgiving words.
Each of our Thanksgiving word searches contains a word bank of 25 vocabulary words.
The Thanksgiving themed words include:
- Hay stack
- Pumpkin pie
- Apple pie
When To Play
Our Thanksgiving word search printable is a fun word find puzzle that can be used in a variety of different settings.
This Thanksgiving word search game is a great choice at school and at home because it’s a wonderful screen free activity.
Here are some of our favorites times to use our free Thanksgiving word search printable:
- During Thanksgiving meal prep when you want to keep kiddos busy for a little while
- To build holiday spirit leading up to Thanksgiving
- At a restaurant
- After Thanksgiving dinner
- To introduce Thanksgiving themed vocabulary words to foreign language learners
- To practice spelling skills
- On the drive to friends and family for Thanksgiving
- In the classroom for early finishers
How To Play
The goal of our Thanksgiving word search printable is to find all the Thanksgiving themed words in the word bank.
Players are expected to search and find each of the 25 Thanksgiving vocabulary words that make up the list of words.
Hidden words can be found in a variety of different ways.
Words can be hidden within the grid in the following ways:
- Up and down
- Left to right
- Right to left
Tip* Let children use highlighters or washable kid friendly markers to circle their hidden words when they find them in the game box. This helps them keep track of their progress and keeps them motivated as they work their way through our free Thanksgiving word search printables.
Downloading and printing our Thanksgiving word search printable in pdf format is easy.
All you need to do is click on the download links at the bottom of this post to save each pdf file to your computer.
We have one PDF file for the Thanksgiving word search printable and one PDF file for the answer key.
Each of our free printables will open in a new window where you will have the option to print. You can also click on the thumbnail image to start your download.
We suggest printing our Thanksgiving word search printable on heavy cardstock paper and in color ink when possible. If you do not have access to a color printer we suggest visiting a local print shop.
Teacher tip* If you plan to use our fun educational games like a word search, crossword puzzle or bingo games in the classroom we suggest laminating the sheets so they can be reused. Children can then complete their Thanksgiving word search with dry erase markers that are easy to wipe clean for the next use.
DOWNLOAD LINK -> free printable thanksgiving word search pdf file
DOWNLOAD LINK -> free printable thanksgiving word search ANSWER KEY pdf
Even More Free Word Search Printables
🔎Halloween word search – find the spooky Halloween words in the word list to instantly boost Halloween spirit.
🔎Camping word search – a fun activity for kids who love the great outdoors and camping!
🔎Mardi Gras word search – a cute word scramble in honor of fat Tuesday.
🔎Christmas word search – a festive little word find puzzle perfect for kids of all ages.
Before You Go
We had loads of fun creating this Thanksgiving word search printable.
And, we hope that you decide to print a copy or two to use during the Thanksgiving season this year.
Whether you plan to use it at home or in the classroom we hope you and your child enjoy completing this word find puzzle.
Even More Thanksgiving Ideas:
🥧Thanksgiving activities & crafts – festive Thanksgiving craft ideas perfect for elementary aged kids.
🥧Thanksgiving dinner ideas – delicious Thanksgiving dinner ideas including apps, sides, mains and desserts.
🥧I Spy Thanksgiving – with 2 difficulty level options this fun Thanksgiving activity is a great idea for younger and older kids.
🥧Thanksgiving Wreaths – a huge collection of DIY wreaths you can make yourself in honor of Thanksgiving.
🥧Recipes that use Thanksgiving leftovers – don’t let those Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste. Transform them into new meals using these delicious recipe ideas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any other printable word search puzzles?
Yes we do! We make word search puzzles and word scrambles for nearly every holiday and topic. We love word find puzzles and make them regularly so make sure to check back often.
Here are some of our favorite word puzzles to get you started.
Camping word search – a great choice for a camping trip or kids who love the great outdoors.
Halloween word search – a spooky themed word find puzzle perfect for boosting Halloween spirit.
Mardi Gras word search – filled with Mardi Gras themed vocab this fun word search is fun for kids in honor of fat Tuesday.
Christmas word search – loaded with holiday vocabulary this fun little puzzle is great for building holiday spirit
Should completing the puzzle take a long time?
The beauty of doing word search puzzles like our Thanksgiving word search printable is that it encourages concentration and some quiet screen free play.
So, it isn’t unreasonable to expect kids to spend a little while searching for the Thanksgiving themed words in the game box.
Having said that, we always recommend pulling the plug when kids start to get frustrated.
These word find puzzles and word scrambles are meant to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. So, use your judgement on how long is too long for your learner since all kids focus differently.
Can I use your Thanksgiving word search printable in my classroom?
Yes! All our free printables including fun educational games like word scrambles, bingo games, crossword puzzles, I Spy activities and coloring pages are for personal use only.
This means that you can use our printables for non-commerical personal use both at home or in the classroom. But, they cannot be modified or sold in anyway. Thank you for your support.
Do you have any other Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids?
Yes we do.
Check out these posts if you are looking for more Thanksgiving crafts and fall themed activities for kids.
I Spy Thanksgiving – find, color and count all the Thanksgiving items in the game box for a neat little holiday game.
Thanksgiving crafts– from cute turkeys to scarecrows these fun low mess Thanksgiving crafts are great for kids of all ages.
Fall leaf template – free leaf template in a variety of sizes perfect for some Thanksgiving decorating.
Do the printables have to be printed in color?
Most of our free printables are created to be printed in color on a standard color printer most people have at home.
But, printing in color isn’t mandatory. It doesn’t affect the usefulness of our printables.
So, if you do not have access to a color printer you can absolutely print our free activities and games in black and white.
Can you make a custom puzzle?
Possibly! Feel free to send us an email or leave a comment down below with your full name and contact email so we can get in touch with you.
We love creating word scrambles and are always up for creating something new like this Thanksgiving word search printable!
So, if we have the time we would be happy to create a new word search puzzle for you!