It's that time of year when families celebrate the end of the harvest season by getting together and giving thanks with a huge feast.
For some Thanksgiving Day fun that won't pack on the pounds, try these free crossword puzzles, trivia games, word search puzzles, memory games, jigsaw puzzles and other themed puzzles and games for adults.
Younger puzzle solvers can visit Thanksgiving Puzzles for Kids for easy and entertaining crosswords, word jumbles, hidden object games and other Thanksgiving Day activitie
Thanksgiving Crosswords and Trivia
How proficient are you when it comes to Thanksgiving trivia? Take the Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz and see if you can answer the 11 questions about Thanksgiving history and lore.
Get together with the family this Thanksgiving and solve the 'Family Time' Crossword Puzzle, a themed, American-style crossword for older children and adults.
You can play this puzzle online, solve it in AcrossLite, or print and solve on paper.
If you need simple crossword puzzles for children or students studying English as a second language, we have several online and printable crossword games at Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzles for Kids.
Perhaps you'd like to brush up on your Thanksgiving trivia? Try solving the Thanksgiving Crossword, a themed crossword puzzle with clues filled with fascinating facts about Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Memory Games
Daily brain training activities such as playing Concentration can help improve memory and attentiveness in older adults as well as the learning disabled.
Before I forget, here's a free Thanksgiving version of the classic memory game to play on your computer.
- Easy Thanksgiving Concentration (4x4)
- Challenging Thanksgiving Concentration (6x6)
Thanksgiving Word Search Puzzles
Here's a Thanksgiving word search puzzle in large print for those who prefer larger letters in their word search games.
Available in English, Spanish, and German, these puzzles are a good way for second language learners to acquire and retain new vocabulary.
These word games of medium difficulty can be played online or printed.
- Thanksgiving Word Search
- Thanksgiving Word Search in Spanish
- Thanksgiving Word Search in German
For puzzles appropriate to younger solvers see our section on Thanksgiving Word Search Puzzles for Kids.
Thanksgiving Jigsaw Games
At Jigsaw Planet, you can find several jigsaw games with a Thanksgiving Day theme. Here are the ones that get my vote.
- Fall Harvest - Pumpkins and a horn of plenty overflowing with fruit and vegetables are pictured here. This game comes in four difficulty levels: 20 pcs | 40 pcs | 80 pcs | 120 pcs
- Picking Pumpkins - This 80-piece jigsaw game may seem a bit daunting at first because of the trapezoid piece cut, but it's actually fairly easy to piece together.
- Pumpkin Patch - This 150-piece puzzle features hundreds of pumpkins lined up in a row.
- Pumpkins - Four pretty pumpkins are the focus of this autumn scene. At 208 pieces, it is one of the most difficult jigsaw puzzle featured here.
- Harvest Memories - This puzzle featuring pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn is a challenging 209 pcs.