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Printable Thanksgiving Game of Charades

This fun printable Thanksgiving game of charades is great for the whole family! You can play after dinner as a way to have some fun together.

This easy Thanksgiving charades game can be printed over and over again so you can have fun with this idea for years to come. It’s also perfect for playing whenever you like during the fall, not just at Thanksgiving.

Free printable Thanksgiving game - charades for the whole family

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What are the rules of charades?

Charades is a classic game. It’s pretty simple which is nice since no one wants to do much thinking during the holidays, right?!

The simplest description I can give of the rules of charades is that you split into teams and one at a time a member of your team tries to act out a phrase or common item without speaking. You are not allowed to talk at all while acting out the clue.

The point of the game is that your team has to guess the phrase as quickly as possible. You earn a point for each clue your team is able to correctly guess within the time limit, usually a minute or two.

Then the next team will go and their fellow team members must guess while one of them acts out random clues. The process goes back and forth like this until all the clues are gone or until someone reaches the amount of points set for the “winner”!

The main rule is that there is no talking. You can also play as individuals where everyone keeps their own points for the clues that they are able to guess. In that case you just want make sure that everyone gets to take a turn acting out clues!

black girl playing charades with mom on couch

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Why are some of these clues pictures?

I’ve included some picture clues on this printable Thanksgiving game so that everyone can play, even your tiny participants!

If you have kids who want to play that can’t read, let them choose from the photo clues when it is their turn to act.

Want to include more photo clues? You can just print out pictures of any of the other words to include in the bowl for your younger players!

People playing charades

Printable Thanksgiving Game of Charades:

Here’s the photo version of this fun printable Thanksgiving game of charades for you to print.

Just print a copy, cut out the clues, fold them in half and then toss them into a bowl, basket, or hat so that everyone can choose their clue at random.

Feel free to include the photo clues or leave them out, that’s up to you. You can also have those in a special bowl just for anyone who doesn’t read yet!

printable Thanksgiving game of charades

More for Thanksgiving

Here are some other Thanksgiving posts that I think you’ll enjoy. Check them out and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! There’s something for everyone from recipes to easy decor ideas and crafting projects.

adults playing charades in living room

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