100 Printable Thanksgiving Charades Cards

Are you looking for some fun Thanksgiving charades cards? Look no further, these cards will make a great game to play at your family’s Thanksgiving…

Are you looking for some fun Thanksgiving charades cards? Look no further, these cards will make a great game to play at your family’s Thanksgiving gathering. 

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and if you’re anything like me you are looking for fun Thanksgiving activities to do with the family. One of the best family activities is a game of charades because it is fun for all ages. This is why I created and am sharing with you Thanksgiving charades cards for some added laughs this Thanksgiving.

These Thanksgiving charades range in difficulty from “turkey” and “pumpkin pie” to more challenging ones like “feeding a dog under the table” and more!

After bringing this fun Thanksgiving charades game to your family’s gathering you will be so thankful you did because there is sure to be laughs had and memories made.

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Thanksgiving Charades

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  • Printer
  • Printer Paper (8.5×11)
  • Scissors
  • Thanksgiving Charades Cards Printable
  • Score Card Printable
  • Pen
  • Bowl
  • Laminator (optional)
  • Laminating Sheets (optional)


Download and print the charades cards below. Then, cut out each individual card and place them into three piles based on their color. Now you are ready to start the game.


I highly recommend laminating these charades cards so you can bring them out to play each Thanksgiving.

Before cutting the cards out it can be helpful to place the printables into  laminating sheets and run them through a laminator like this.

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You can also laminate the score card and use a wet-erase marker to tally points. Otherwise, just reprint the score card each year.

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How to Play Thanksgiving Charades

  1. Split up into two teams making it as fair as possible.
  2. Decide how the winner will be determined prior to starting. Will you play until all of the charades cards are gone? Will you play X amount of rounds or will you go until everyone has had a chance to be the actor?
  3. Separate the cards based on their color, placing the cards face down (there should be three piles). Each pile is worth a different amount of points.
  4. Flip a coin and see which team goes first. This is Team 1.
  5. Team 1 will choose a player to act first. This player will draw a card from a pile of their choosing. The higher the point card the more challenging the word or phrase will be.
  6. Set a timer for 1 minute. Once the timer starts, the player can begin acting out what is on the card using only body gestures and motions. No vocal sounds are allowed.
  7. If Team 1 guesses the card correctly before the timer runs out, then they receive the point(s) for the card and the round is over. If they do not correctly guess the card before the timer runs out then Team 2 is allowed one guess to steal the points. Write down the points using the score card
  8. Now, Team 2 will choose an actor and repeat this process.
  9. Play until a winner has been determined (the way you established BEFORE starting).

After Playing Charades

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After your family finishes playing this fun Thanksgiving Charades game have everyone fill out the blank charades included in this printable. This way, there will be new cards added to the mix when you play next year. 


  • When acting out a phrase, hold up your fingers to indicate how many words are in the phrase. For example, if you draw “spilling the gravy,” you would hold up 3 fingers to let your teammates know you have a three word card. Then, hold up one finger to start acting out the word “spilling”. After your teammates guess the word “spilling” then hold up two fingers and act out “the”. Lastly, hold up three fingers and act out the word “gravy.”
  • When a player guesses correctly touch your nose and then point at that player who answered correctly.
  • If you are playing with young children you may want to consider allowing them to use sounds until they can get the hang of the game.

Thanksgiving Charades Cards

One Point Charades

  • Turkey
  • Thursday
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Leftovers
  • Feast
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • November
  • Black Friday
  • Family
  • Stuffing
  • Apple Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Cousins
  • Autumn
  • Groceries
  • Traveling
  • Grandparents
  • Oven
  • Desert
  • Guests
  • Tablecloth
  • Casserole
  • Home
  • Drumstick
  • Napkin
  • Hungry
  • Cooking
  • Fall
  • Kitchen
  • Red Leaf
  • Nuts
  • Nutcracker
  • Rolls
  • Sharing
  • Spices
  • Apron
  • Cranberries
  • Whipped Cream
  • Holiday
  • Sweet Potato

Two Point Charades

  • Friendsgiving
  • Gobble Gobble
  • Mayflower
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Kid’s Table
  • Cornucopia
  • Turkey Farm
  • Cranberry Bog
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Leaves Falling
  • Family Gathering
  • Charlie Brown
  • Peeling Potatoes
  • Feeling Full
  • Sweater Weather
  • Playing Football
  • Oven Bag
  • Over Eating
  • Giving Thanks
  • Taking a Nap
  • Watching Football
  • Center-Piece
  • Volunteering
  • Aroma
  • Parade Balloon
  • Leaves Falling
  • Parade Float
  • Cyber Monday
  • Turducken

Three Point Charades

  • Taking a Family Picture
  • Decorating the House
  • Basting the Turkey
  • Thanksgiving Tradition
  • Setting the Table
  • Serving Dinner
  • Deep Friend Turkey
  • Talking About Politics
  • Watching the Parade
  • Watching the Puppy Bowl
  • Eating Dry Turkey
  • Burning the Food
  • Carving the Turkey
  • Breaking the Wishbone
  • Sharing Recipes
  • Running a Turkey Trot
  • Spilling the Gravy
  • Buttering a Dinner Roll
  • Preheating the Oven
  • Stuck in Traffic
  • Mashing the Potatoes
  • Random Act of Kindness
  • Giving Grandma a Hug
  • Eating the Last Piece of Pie
  • Bringing a Dish to Pass
  • Count Your Blessings
  • Feeding a Dog Under the Table
  • Baking a Pie
  • Putting on Stretchy Pants
  • Putting the Turkey in the Oven
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