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100 Happy Thanksgiving Words

Being thankful for what you have is an important step in becoming a decent human being! Thanksgiving is typically the day when people really come out to appreciate all they have and to spend time with family.

Although you should be thankful all year round for everything you have, it’s great that there is a holiday reserved for it. Let’s not forget about the true history of Thanksgiving though: A time of harvest that was celebrated by some of the earlier settlers of the land known as pilgrims.

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, and when you think about Thanksgiving, you likely have your mind set on the meal that’s about to be had (which is often at the very top of the “I’m thankful for” list of all)!

Thanksgiving Word Games

Thanksgiving time is a great reason to get kids involved in some fun crafts, projects and activities. While it’s common to have activities such as making pilgrim hats and reciting what you’re thankful for, it’s a good time to broaden their vocabulary as well!

  • Thanksgiving Spelling Bee: Speaking of broadening vocabulary, what better way to accomplish this than by holding a spelling bee? Choose a list of words and see who the winner will be!

  • Word Crafts: Have kids draw Thanksgiving-related words from a hat and construct some kind of craft or draw a picture that represents the word.

  • Word Scrambles: These are a good busy activities that are quite easy to make! If you’re really strapped for time, you can always get some ideas/free printables online.

  • Word Searches: What kid doesn’t love having word searches for a school project? It’s like an easy A! You can make your own from a chosen word bank or find some online likely listed with other educational resources!

  • Crossword Puzzles: Whether you make it small or large, this is another good activity for busy work! Though these can be a bit more challenging, try to make the hints very age-appropriate so they can more easily figure out the words, but not too easily!

  • Thanksgiving BINGO: Who doesn’t have fun playing a good few rounds of BINGO? Let the kids choose from a word bank which words they can write in their spaces, or you can pre-make the game boards.

  • Thanksgiving Charades: Acting is fun and this game is a great game to engage the kids with one another! They will choose words from a pilgrim hat and act it out the best they can, ensuring they are following all of the usual charades rules!

Now that you have the game ideas that you can play with Thanksgiving words, now it’s time to go over a list of Thanksgiving words!

Thanksgiving Foods

Appetizers
Cinnamon
Pumpkin
Apple cobbler
Corn
Pumpkin pie
Apple pie
Corn bread
Rolls
Apple sauce
Cranberries
S'mores
Biscuits
Croissants
Spinach
Bread
Gravy
Squash
Buffet
Green beans
Stuffing
Candy corn
Leftovers
Sweet potato pie
Caramel apples
Mashed potatoes
Sweet potatoes
Carrots
Pecan pie
Turkey
Casserole
Potluck
Walnuts

Thinks to be Thankful For

Ancestors
Friends
Neighbors
Children
Good health
Nurses
Coffee
Good weather
Pets
Democracy
Grace
Police officers
Employment
Happiness
Prayer
Faith
Home
Retirement
Family
Imagination
Savings
Firefighters
Jesus Christ
Teachers
Food
Love
Vacation
Free time
Memories
Wealth
Freedom
Nature
Wisdom

Autumn Time

Acorns
Festivals
November
Apple cider
Foliage
Owl
Apple picking
Football
Pilgrims
Autumn
Harvest
Pinecones
Autumn breeze
Hayride
Plymouth Rock
Bobbing for apples
Haystack
Pumpkin patch
Bonfire
Hoodies
Rake
Carving pumpkins
Leaf piles
Scarecrows
Changing colors
Leaves
Squirrel
Corn maze
Maple Syrup
Sunflowers
Cornucopia
Mayflower
Sweater weather
Fall
 
 

Now that you have a giant list of Thanksgiving words, it’s time to plan some activities! Aside from the word games mentioned above, you can also use these Thanksgiving words to put together games such as a scavenger hunt or even a memory card game!

The most important part about the holiday is spending time with those you love and remembering to give thanks to every little thing that’s often taken for granted. Oh, and let’s not forget to say your grace and stuff your face!

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