Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks for the blessings you have received in the past year, but every gathering is more fun with games, and we should all give thanks for the fun in our lives! The following games are sure to add fun to your Thanksgiving gathering!
Name the Character
As each guest at your Thanksgiving party arrives, a picture of a Thanksgiving related item (turkey, ham, pumpkin pie, bale of hay, Indian, pilgrim, pilgrim hat, etc.) is taped to their back. Throughout the gathering, each guest is allowed to ask questions to help them determine what Thanksgiving picture is taped to their back. A great question to begin with is "" Am I an animal or an object? "" "Simply allow this to continue until everyone has either guessed what the picture on their back is, or they have given up.
Thanksgiving Chairs (a variation on musical chairs)
Having an adult helper for this game makes it go much more smoothly. The game begins with a line of chairs. There should be one less chair than there are players. The first person in line begins with a statement about something for which they are thankful. For example, one could state, "" I am thankful for people with long hair "" (Or "" I am thankful for everyone wearing blue "). Everyone who fits that statement, for example, everyone with long hair, gets up and changes places while a helper removes one chair. The game continues until all chairs are filled. The person left standing is 'out' and the last one to be finished gets a turn at naming something for which they are grateful. One by one, a chair is removed until there is only one person left standing. The last person standing is the winner.
Thanksgiving party games can make the difference between a ho-hum celebration and a Thanksgiving sure to leave everyone giving thanks.