FREE Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Printable

Use this Thanksgiving scavenger hunt as a Thanksgiving Day game or as a fun activity while waiting for Thanksgiving Dinner!

This free printable Thanksgiving scavenger hunt is perfect for all ages! You can play this fun scavenger hunt game with your family, friends while out and about, or waiting for Thanksgiving dinner! Print this free scavenger hunt out and start finding those Thanksgiving items!

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. We also love scavenger hunts. So why not combine some of our favorite things? As an example, we’ve even played them while camping to distract the kids while we set up camp.  Scavenger hunts allow children to focus on the little details around them along with fun sensory play.  


Feel free to print out this free scavenger hunt below and look for items while you’re waiting for Thanksgiving dinner with your family.  Search and find things like fall wreaths, acorns, fall decorations, or Thanksgiving dinner. First person to spot an item gets to check it off the list, and the person who finds all of the items first WINS! 

Your family and friends will love this scavenger hunt, and you’re going to have a teriffic time playing it this fun fall season!

thanksgiving scavenger hunt

What is a Scavenger Hunt?

A scavenger hunt is designed to lead a person (or a team of people) on a mission to seek and find all of the items on their list.

Some scavenger hunts require the players to physically collect the objects, but for this one, we’re using a simple checklist.

How to Play

It is always nice to have a set of rules already established, so everyone knows what to expect. The rules don’t need to be strict; they just make it more real and competitive!

*These rules are mere examples of rules and should be adapted as needed!

  1. Do not go further than the street. (can be tweaked)
  2. One item is all that is needed to be “checked off.”
  3. Make sure everything is checked off as you discover items.
  4. Animals/Items do not have to be real. They can be decorations or pictures.
  5. All players must stay inside/outside. (Or they can go inside and outside).
  6. The child with the most boxes checked off wins!

Anytime children are playing outside, you need to be careful of how far they roam. You can place flags around to mark off boundaries, so they know not to go beyond that point.

All children may not find everything on your list, so after a designated time, tell the kids that the person with the MOST items checked off will win. This way, they do not give up when they do not find something.

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