Thanksgiving Word Searches for Kids

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Pattern recognition games like word searches are a good way for kids to improve their cognitive skills. The free word search games found here feature pilgrims, turkeys, harvest time and other themes related to the Thanksgiving Day celebration.

This Thanksgiving word search game of medium difficulty is available in both English and Spanish. Play online or print and solve.

    Printable Word Search Games

    Several of these free word search puzzles are in Adobe PDF format. If you need to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat reader, click here.

    • Thanksgiving Word Search - 13 words related to Thanksgiving Day are hidden in this easy word game.
    • Thanksgiving Word Search Puzzle - This word game of medium difficulty features 15 words hidden in a medium-sized grid. Solution provided.
    • Thanksgiving Feast Word Search - Here, you'll find a puzzle featuring 16 words related to the traditional Thanksgiving day dinner. Solution provided.
    • Turkey Word Search - You can test your knowledge of turkey trivia with this 18-word game of medium difficulty.
    • American Thanksgiving Word Search - 20 words, mostly having to do with the Thanksgiving day feast, are hidden in a medium-sized grid.
    • Canadian Thanksgiving Word Search - This puzzle is very similar to the previous one except for the date of the celebration.
    • LDS Thanksgiving Word Search Puzzle - 30 themed words are hidden in a medium-sized grid.
    • Thanksgiving Challenge Word Search - In this word puzzle, you'll need to find 40 Thanksgiving words in a large jumble of letters. Solution provided.
    • Thanksgiving Word Searches - Here, you'll find an easy, 6-word puzzle as well as a more challenging 18-word game. These puzzles are available in both B & W and in color.
    • Celebrate Thanksgiving Day Word Searches - Three Thanksgiving word search games are featured here. The easy one has 8 words in a small grid, the medium one 14 words and the hardest places 20 words in a medium-sized grid.

    On the next page, you'll find crossword puzzles featuring words related to the celebration of Thanksgiving.

    Solving crossword puzzles is a great way for children to develop vocabulary skills and have fun, too! These easy to advanced crossword puzzles all feature words associated with the Thanksgiving Day celebration.

    Printable Crossword Puzzles

    • The Pilgrims - A Thanksgiving crossword puzzle with a standard American-style grid courtesy of the New York Times Learning Network. This puzzle can also be played online.
    • Thanksgiving Crossword - DLTK for Kids offers an easy Thanksgiving crossword for young solvers. The picture version of the crossword is intended for preschoolers and children who are new to spelling. Older children can use the verbal clues to solve the puzzle. Available in black and white or color.
    • Talking Turkey Crossword - You've got to be up on your turkey trivia to solve this 18-word crossword. Suitable for children and adults. Solution provided

    Thanksgiving Fill-in-the-blank Crosswords

    In these easy crossword games, a word list rather than a list of clues is provided. The child has to figure out where to place it in the crossword grid.

    Online Thanksgiving Crosswords

    Thanksgiving Day Crossword Puzzle
    Easy, interactive criss-cross puzzle from abcteach.

    Jigsaw puzzles make a wonderful learning game by encouraging analytical, abstract, and problem-solving skills. They can also help a child develop eye-hand coordination and spatial awareness. This page points you to dozens of online and printable Thanksgiving jigsaw puzzle games featuring pumpkins, turkeys, cornucopias, Pilgrims and more.

    If you're looking for easy jigsaw puzzles to print, then take a look at DLTK Kids Printable Thanksgiving Jigsaw Puzzles. This website offers about a dozen Thanksgiving-themed jigsaw puzzle templates for children to print out and cut apart. These puzzles range in difficulty from a very easy 4-piece game to a more challenging 11-piece puzzle. The puzzles, available in either B&W or color, feature timely themes such as pilgrim boy and girl, pumpkins, cornucopia and of course, turkeys.

    Online Jigsaw Puzzle Games

    Play these free Thanksgiving jigsaw puzzles right on your computer.

    • Animated Thanksgiving Jigsaw Puzzle - Billy Bear for Kids has seven animated flash puzzles with a Thanksgiving theme. The puzzles come in three difficulty levels, 9 pcs, 25 pcs and 49 pcs.
    • JigZone Gallery - Thanksgiving - Here, you'll find 10 jigsaw puzzles for Thanksgiving. You can select the piece cut and number of pieces to get a customized jigsaw puzzle anywhere from 6 to 247 pieces.
    • Walking Turkey Jigsaw Puzzle - This is a cute little puzzle, but the sound effects can be pretty annoying.
    • Thanksgiving Jigsaw Puzzles - Also from DLTK Kids, five easy jigsaw puzzles to play online. Puzzle themes include the horn of plenty, harvest, ships, turkey and pumpkins. These puzzles use the JigZone interface and are therefore customizable.

      Younger children that haven't yet mastered reading can still benefit from puzzle games and activities. Try these tour puzzles, counting puzzles and hidden object games for some Thanksgiving Day fun that doesn't require good spelling or the memorization of vocabulary words.

      Printable Counting Mazes

      Counting mazes are a variation of the maze puzzle where you start with the lowest number and work your way up to the highest. Kids can navigate these labyrinths while practicing their counting skills.

      Thanksgiving Connect-the-Dots

      Playing dot-to-dot puzzles is a fun way for preschoolers to learn basic counting skills. Here are some printable dot-to-dot puzzles featuring themes associated with the Thanksgiving Day celebration.

      • Turkey Dot-to-Dot - An easy connect-the-dots activity using the letters "a" to "s".
      • Pumpkin Dot-to-Dot - In this game, the child must connect the dots marked with the letters "a" to "z".

      Thanksgiving Word Scrambles

      For anagram aficionados, we have Thanksgiving word scrambles to print and solve.

      • Thanksgiving Anagram - Younger children will enjoy the easy template as it includes a list of the completed words which they must slot into the blanks beside the corresponding anagram. The regular template does not include a list of words for more of a challenge.
      • Thanksgiving Feast Word Scramble - Here's an easy anagram puzzle worksheet in which you need to unscramble the letters to find the 12 words related to Thanksgiving dinner.
      • Thanksgiving Word Jumble - Here, you get two puzzles in one. First, you must unscramble the letters to form 15 Thanksgiving words, then use the numbered letters to decipher the secret message. Some of the words are quite long, making this game better suited for older children.

      More Thanksgiving Puzzle Fun

      Thanksgiving Riddles
      Kids will enjoy these funny riddles with a Thanksgiving theme.

      Thanksgiving Tic-Tac-Toe
      Tic-Tac-Toe is a very old game that can teach youngsters to think strategically. Since it's not a word game, it appears in various forms in many countries and cultures.There is one way to beat the computer in this version but you'll have to find it for yourself. Have fun!

      Turkey Swap
      In this online game, the object is to swap the positions of the turkeys and pigs in as few moves as possible.

      Free Thanksgiving Puzzles for Kids

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