A well-planned gathering has a variety of activities with the needs of the guests in mind. It doesn’t have to be complicated or over-the-top. Doesn’t it feel like those days should be over by now? We all seem to be in for simplifying and treasuring time spent together. We have some ideas for games and activities for your gathering. They fit the category of simple, but fun! Also, some simple tablescape ideas that are simple and stunning -
1- Thanksgiving Scattergories -
2- Who wouldn’t love to hunt for hidden turkeys? Can you find all 12?
This perfect FREE printable is from Jenny at bloom designs. You can find her post here, the game cards to print here, and the turkeys to hide here. You will definitely want to go her post because it leads you to several FREE printables for Thanksgiving and several holidays. We just thought we’d make it extra simple for you to find this turkey hunt game! Thanks so much Jenny!
3- Need something to fill-up those extra minutes before dinner is ready? Have a stack of games they can choose from to keep the boredom at bay -
These 2 FREE printable word searches are from cool rain 44 and you can find them here along with mazes and coloring pages. You click on the image you want to copy, which is pulled up on a separate page. Copy and paste the image into Word to be able to print it. So easy!
4- Does anyone tire of mazes? The ones below look pretty cool for Thanksgiving -
These turkey and acorn mazes are from Brainy Maze and can be found here.
5- Want some coloring pages to put in your stack of papers to choose from?
You can find simple ones for the younger crowd - to more detailed ones for the older crowd -
These coloring pages are from Kids Party Works and there are lots to choose from here.
6- Search for turkeys on your turkey hunt and search for them on this I Spy - along with other things. Add this to your stack of papers to fill in the extra minutes -
This is from Kelly at live-laugh-rowe and she generously is sharing this with us here.
7- Anyone for a little turkey bowling? HMMM - should you use a mini pumpkin or a ball? Might be fun to mix things up!!
You can find all the information at The Seasoned Mom brought to you by Blair. Go here to find it.
One more thing for you - A FREE printable meal planner below and some tablescape inspiration -
A LITTLE SOMETHING TO HELP WITH PLANNING YOUR THANKSGIVING MEAL-
Have you thought about the details of your Thanksgiving Feast? Here’s a great FREE printable to help with your meal planning - It’s from Christie at Sparkles of Sunshine. We are grateful for her generous sharing and amazing talents!!
Hopefully we found a good variety of games and activities for you to make your Thanksgiving gathering simplify and shine! It’s such a special time of year when we slow things down a little bit between Halloween and Christmas and reflect on the blessings in our lives and the gratitude we feel for them.
Doesn’t it just feel like this is what everyone is looking for right now - the time-honored truths that give our lives a solid foundation? Find those things worth celebrating in your life!!