Thanksgiving Charades Word List [printable]

Val Curtis

If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, it is a good idea to start arranging some games to play with your friends and family. Charades is a fun and exciting game to play with everyone after your big family dinner, but in order to organize it properly, you are going to require a charades word list for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Charades? You bet! Count us in!

There are many charade word ideas for Thanksgiving that can get your game started and make everyone grateful for your efforts.

Items You Need for Thanksgiving Charades

  • Timer
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Players
  • Bowl
  • List of charade word ideas

Thanksgiving Charades – How to Play

To get started with your game of Thanksgiving charades you will have to write out some charade words on individual pieces of paper and place them in the bowl to mix them up. The youngest person should be the first to go, choosing a topic from the bowl. Once a topic has been chosen, the player has to act it out without saying a word. The other players will have to guess what is being acted out. The first person to guess correctly prior to the timer going off will be the next one to act out another topic. The game can go on for as long as everyone wants, or until there are no words left inside the bowl.

Thanksgiving Charades Word List


  • Turkey
  • Grateful
  • Pilgrim
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Leaves
  • Fall
  • Corn
  • Gravy
  • Gobble
  • Football
  • Hayride
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Apple pie
  • Wishbone
  • Parade
  • Apple Cider
  • Family
  • Leftovers
  • Centerpiece
  • November
  •  Pie
  • Bread
  • Cornucopia
  • Platter
  • Cook
  • Cranberries
  • Recipes
  • Feast
  • Ham
  • Nap
  • Vegetables
  • Tradition
  • Stuffing
  • Tablecloth
  • Serve
  • Oven
  • Casseroles
  • Dessert
  • Buffet
  • Harvest
  • Corn Maze
  • Potluck

Thanksgiving is a time to participate in family traditions and create new ones. Why not make a game of Thanksgiving charades a new tradition for every year? Just make sure you gather some awesome charade word lists for Thanksgiving and get playing!

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