Here are some of fun and easy games to play in groups of mixed ages that can be used for your Thanksgiving gathering.
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If you have people in your gathering that are not into watching or playing football or for those who are too old for playing football here are some fun ideas:
10 Thanksgiving Family Fun Games
Thanksgiving Charades Write what you’re thankful for on a piece of paper. Place it in a bag and then have everyone pick one out that is not there own. Take turns acting it out and guessing what it is. You can even add additional challenge and have the person who is acting it out guess who they think that belongs to. We played this last year and it was seriously hilarious.
Turkey Waddle- Place a ball between your legs and waddle like a turkey and race against another team or person.
Thankfulness Memory Game Each family member takes turns sharing one thing that he/she is thankful for. Before you share you have to remember everyone else’s blessings before adding your own!
Toss the Toilet Paper Gratitude Game - Hand one person the toilet paper roll and then they grab however many sheets they want. Then they toss it to someone else and they do the same. Once everyone has been tossed the roll then you have each person go around and share however many things they are thankful for depending on how many sheets of toilet paper they tore off.
Family Photo Scavenger Hunt Give kids a list of photos they need to take during the evening. Have them split up into teams.
Mayflower Crosses the Sea Race- Have 2 children act as the Mayflower ship. Show them the beginning and the end. Blindfold them and then have each team guide them on which way to go to get to the New World (finish line).
Boat Races- Grab a map or a blue sheet of construction paper and have boat races.
Gourd/Pumpkin Hockey- Each team gets 1 broom. They choose who gets to sweep the pumpkin across to the otherside into the goal. Mean while the other team members play defense and offense. Blocking the other team from making into their goal and also helping the sweeper get their pumpkin across.
Turkey Drawing Contest- Choose a few people from group and give them a book, a blank sheet of paper and a pen. have them place the paper on the book and put it over their head. Once everyone has done that they need to follow your instructions and draw the turkey as you call out the parts: Draw the body, the head, the feet the feathers, the beak and waddle.
Three Legged Pumpkin Race - Have each person pair up, preferably an older to younger person. Give each one a pumpkin that they place on the ground in front of them. When you say go they all race to the finish line rolling their pumpkin with them. Pumpkin must make it to the finish line to win.