It’s the holiday season, and if you have lots of younger kids, you might feel a bit exhausted coming up with the best way to entertain them. Well, a fun scavenger hunt a great option for you that is perfect for both large and small groups! 

If you’re looking for fun activities for kids (or the whole family) while Thanksgiving dinner is cooking, this super fun Thanksgiving scavenger hunt is a great activity for your Thanksgiving holiday. It’s one of those awesome Thanksgiving activities that can be played by young kids and older kids alike. All you need is our free printable scavenger hunt pdf file, a small prize, and you’re ready to get started!

I hope you have so much fun with my thanksgiving scavenger hunt game, and I wish you a happy Thanksgiving!

Printable thanksgiving scavenger hunt with clues on top of a yellow and brown background.
Free printable Thanksgiving scavenger hunt!

Related: Keep kids of all ages having a blast at family gatherings with my Christmas Scavenger Hunt my Easter Bunny Scavenger Hunt and Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt. You will be prepared for all the holidays. This color scavenger hunt is great all year round and enjoy this summer scavenger hunt when the weather turns warm.

Who remembers watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thanksgiving morning? Does anyone still do that? If your kiddos and guests need an activity to get them off the couch and moving around, you can plan, print, and play this game and create fun memories in a flash.

What You Need for the Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

Use my free printable Thanksgiving scavenger hunt clues to make prep a breeze. You will also need these:

  • cardstock for clue cards
  • scissors or paper trimmer
  • printer
  • Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt pdf
  • master list of clue locations-you’ll need this in case they can’t find their clues
  • prizes or treats for the kids
Printable thanksgiving scavenger hunt with clues
Get your printable cards!

Instructions for the Thanksgiving scavenger hunt

This indoor scavenger hunt is for all ages. Older kids can help younger kids read the clues, if necessary. It is up to you if you want to leave an item, prize, or treat at each location with the next clue card. You know what will work best with your group.

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Older Kids

You can create a Thanksgiving treasure hunt for older children who are allowed to go around the neighborhood. This will take a little bit of prep but can be a fun idea. The kids go to their neighbors who need light chores done, complete a task, and receive the next clue card. The end of the hunt would return them to your house to find the final prize of your choice. Kids can do chores like raking and bagging leaves, sweeping off a porch, carrying boxes of Christmas decorations into the house, or taking the dog for a walk.

One idea is to make a scavenger hunt about gathering the ingredients for a recipe. Leave the recipe and ingredients for pumpkin pie at each location, so at the end of the hunt, the players have all the things they need to help bake the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie!

Another idea is to leave the parts to a game that can be played once the scavenger hunt is completed.

Whether you’re aiming to keep kids of all ages engaged or looking for a fun activity that resonates with both older children and younger kids, a scavenger hunt is the perfect fit. It’s a fantastic opportunity to have a blast.

Before You Go More Free Thanksgiving Games

Have I told you how grateful I am that you stopped by today to check out my free Thanksgiving scavenger hunt? My favorite things about Thanksgiving are creating activities and meal ideas to show my friends and family how much I love them. Please check out some of my favorite Thanksgiving games below.

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