Thanksgiving Word Search Free Printable

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We tend to forget about Thanksgiving sometimes. It seems to get lost in the craziness of Halloween and Christmas. But it’s important that we celebrate this family holiday with our children and a Thanksgiving word search can help make that a fun learning experience. If your child enjoys word searches, go ahead a download a copy today.

Free printable Thanksgiving word search for kids.

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Thanksgiving Word Search

This Thanksgiving word search contains 18 words all related to the holiday. The words can be found horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, plus they can be forwards and backwards.

Ways to Use This Word Search

  • Have your child circle or underline the words as they find them. Use a pencil, colored pencil, crayon, or marker.
  • If it’s easier for your child, he or she can use a highlighter or pale marker to highlight the words instead.
  • Another option would be to have your child dot each letter in the word with a bingo dauber. They are always lots of fun for kids!

What You Will Need

What Else You Might Need

If you would like to print out the word searches and reuse them multiple times, you could use a laminator and laminating pouches. Then your child could use a dry erase marker or wet erase marker to complete the activity. Here are some more options to make these free printable word search more fun:


Resources to Go Along with the Thanksgiving Word Search

You can use this word search together with other resources to help your child learn even more about the holiday.

Books About Thanksgiving

These would be great books to read aloud to your child before they complete the word search. Or older readers would enjoy some of these books on their own.

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James Dean

The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing

Be sure to check out our list of Thanksgiving books for kids of all ages!

Thanksgiving Activities

Practice concentration skills and attention to detail with this Thanksgiving memory game.

Your child can practice sorting colors with these colorful turkey sorting mats from Fantastic Fun and Learning.

Little Bins for Little Hands has a fun Thanksgiving fluffy slime recipe that kids will love to make.

This paper turkey craft from The Educator’s Spin on It can be used in so many different educational ways.


To download this printable, simply click on the link below.

Thanksgiving Word Search

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