Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is always good to be mindful of the many blessings God has bestowed upon us. And I’m glad our country sets aside a day dedicated to doing so. Over the years, I’ve published lots of resources that have a Thanksgiving theme. I thought this year would be a good time to gather all those free printables together. Hopefully, that will make them easier for readers to find. So here you go: It’s our Ultimate Collection of Thanksgiving Printables. Enjoy!
Our Ultimate List of Thanksgiving Activities, Games, and Quizzes
- 10 Tidbits of Thanksgiving Trivia Everyone Should Know – How much do you know about this National Holiday? Gather your family and friends. It’s time for a Pop Quiz!
- Let’s Talk Turkey Trivia Quiz – Here’s another fun trivia test to share with your loved ones. Find out what they really know about the gobblers that have graced the table of many a Thanksgiving feast.
- Thanksgiving Word Find Game – I’m all for letting the little ones help cook. But sometimes it gets a little crowded in the kitchen. Here’s an easy activity to keep kids quiet and happy until dinner is ready.
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt – Take a family hike after dinner and walk off those extra calories. Bring these bingo-style cards along on your hike. Then compete to see who’ll be first to find five in a row.
- Neighborhood Bingo – Is a stroll around the block more appropriate for your family than a hike through the woods? We have you covered for that, too. Just take along these neighborhood bingo cards to extend the fun.
- Thanksgiving Scattergories – Our full-color version of this game is cute as a button.
- Thanksgiving Scattergories – Or, if you want to conserve ink, try this black and white version.
- Nature Photo Safari – for a high-tech twist on an old favorite, use your phone to document your finds.
Our Ultimate Collection of Thanksgiving Printable Cards, Lists, and Stationery
- 5 Things I’m Thankful For – This simple printable makes it easy to count (and share!) the year’s blessings for which your’e most grateful
- Giving Thanks during Hardship – A reminder to look for God’s hand at work, even (especially) in the midst of great trials
- Gratitude Place Cards – Place one of these at each place around the table, either pre-filled with some trait for which you are grateful in each guest, or blank, so that they can record something for which they’re thankful themselves.
- Free Printable Thank You Notes – Express your gratitude in writing to family, friends, and neighbors by sending them one of these pretty cards.
- Thanksgiving Stickers & Envelope Seals – Use these stickers to seal envelopes or embellish napkin rings, place markers, or menus for your family feast.
- Blessings from God Bookmarks – These pretty bookmarks contain some of my favorite Bible promises of all time.
Our Ultimate Collection of Bible-Based Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
- In All Things Give Thanks – This coloring page has big, easy-to-color lettering that is perfect for your littlest artists.
- In Everything Give Thanks – This sweet coloring page features a young girl praying before a meal
- Rejoice Always – Rejoicing is the natural expression of a grateful heart.
- In Everything Give Thanks – This version of 1 Thessalonians 5:16 features a bold sunflower border
- In Everything Give Thanks – This version is more detailed, with intricate scrollwork surrounding the verse.
- Forget Not All His Benefits – A pretty reminder to count our blessings and give thanks to the God who bestows on us every good and perfect gift.
- Pray with Thanksgiving – This coloring page urges us to pray for our leaders from a thankful heart.
More Ultimate Tips and Ideas for Celebrating Thanksgiving
- 5 Kernels of Corn – Try this idea for a pertinent history lesson and a meaningful family tradition.
- Conversation Starters for Thanksgiving – Use these 24 questions and talking points all month long to direct the conversation at your dinner table and cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
- 50 Fun Family Activities for Fall – Print a list of seasonal activities your entire family will enjoy.
- 6 Tips to Make Meal Prep Easier – Here’s help for those who don’t wish to spend the whole day in the kitchen (plus place holders for the ones to come).
- Tips for Taking Better Family Photos – While the family is gathered, whip out the camera and get a good shot for sending in your Christmas cards.
- 6 Steps to a Stress-Free Holiday Season – Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the end as far as the year goes. The rest of the holiday season will fly by. Do these six things to keep stress levels to a minimum between now and New Year’s.
Favorite Recipes for Serving the Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast
I’d planned to link a lot of the recipes our family traditionally eats at Thanksgiving under this section. But then I realized, I’ve never posted most of them. I will do my best to remedy that before time to start cooking next November. In the meantime, here are the few I could find already on the site:
- Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad – Our kids are wild about this one. I mix it in a punchbowl and seldom have leftovers.
- Hominy Casserole – My mom didn’t make this one when I was growing up, but it has become a staple of our Thanksgiving feast in the years since I left home. We make a double batch to feed our big crew.
- Green Bean Casserole – This is the old standard recipe found on the back of the fried onion container. I’ve experimented in making that recipe a little more healthful. I’ll post a link here once I perfect the nutritious version. Ha!
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce – My daughter started making this sauce from whole, fresh cranberries and oranges several years ago. I don’t even care for the canned stuff, but her homemade sauce is delectable!
- Pink Stuff – This is the cherry and pecan salad my aunt always brought to Thanksgiving dinner at my grandparents’ house. But it tastes more like a dessert than a salad.
- Chocolate Delight – This was always my dad’s first choice.
- Texas Sheet Cake – My sister and son Samuel’s favorite.
- Pecan Pie Muffins – Feed your crew these muffins on a Thanksgiving morning. It will quell their cravings long enough for you to finish the turkey and dressing.
Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude (One of Our Ultimate Goals)
- We Find What We Look For – Do you see the glass half-full or half-empty? Whether you hunt for reasons to be happy or reasons to be miserable, you’ll likely find them.
- God Deserves our Gratitude – Are you rightly thanking Him for these 6 blessings?
- On Accepting “Unchangeables” – According to the Bible, you are fearfully and wonderfully made. When is the last time you thanked God for knitting you together precisely as He did?
- Be Thankful… and Give Thanks! – There is no such thing as unexpressed gratitude. If you never show appreciation, it doesn’t count.
That’s it for now. I’ll do my best to update this Ultimate Collection of Thanksgiving Printables as I add new resources. In the meantime, you’ll find our most recent additions here: Thanksgiving-themed Posts.
Keep Counting those Blessings
In the meantime, are you looking for a more personal way to infuse your heart with gratitude? Then check out my devotional journal, Count Your Blessings.
“Bless the LORD, O my soul,” the psalmist writes, “and forget none of His benefits.” That’s good advice for all of us. We should be mindful of the many ways in which God has blessed us. This journal is designed with that goal in mind.
Use its pages to remember the Lord’s mercies and be grateful for them, to count His blessings and name them one by one, to track His faithfulness to you through the past and, by doing so, to be encouraged to trust Him with the future.