These free printable Thanksgiving Word Searches are perfect for when the turkey is in the oven and the kids need an activity to keep them busy until dinner time! There are six word search puzzles of varying difficulty which means the whole family can join in the word fun!
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Thanksgiving Word Searches
Word search puzzles are fun for kids and adults alike, and are a perfect activity for Thanksgiving!
Keep everyone occupied with these printable word searches to solve while the turkey is cooking, or as an after-dinner game, or just on the leadup to Thanksgiving when the kids need some quiet time!
I have created six different word searches of varying difficulty using words and phrases associated with Thanksgiving as described below:
- In the two easy puzzles, 10 single words appear horizontally and vertically and forwards only.
- In the two medium puzzles, 20 single words and phrases appear horizontally, vertically, and diagonally and forwards only.
- In the two hard puzzles, 30 words and phrases appear forwards and backward and in all directions – horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.
Also included is the answer sheets to all the puzzles should you have trouble finding all of the words/phrases.
Puzzles like this Thanksgiving word search are also fab for those with a competitive nature!
Whether it is by yourself and trying to solve the puzzle against a timer, or with other people and seeing who can find all the words first.
As you find the words, cross them off the list.
I like to use highlighter pens to mark words when I find them, as opposed to crossing them through with a regular pen.
Highlighting the words is best for children as the letters can still be clearly seen (useful when words cross paths on the grid).
You will find the download links further down this page surrounded by a purple box. Tap the purple download buttons to save the file(s) to your device.
Printables are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″). Download the size that is appropriate for your printer.
Benefits of Word Searches
Word searches are great brain training puzzles for people of all ages.
They are fun to do and they have some great benefits including:
- Developing word recognition
- Developing pattern recognition
- Encourage problem-solving
- Increasing vocabulary
- Improving spelling
- Can help to boost your memory and brain development
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