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Printable Thanksgiving Activities Placemats

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Make Thanksgiving creative and fun with these printable Thanksgiving Activities Placemats! The kids can create and use their minds while waiting for the Thanksgiving dinner to start!

These free printable Thanksgiving Placemats are the perfect activity to keep kids entertained while waiting for the feast to begin. Why have them sitting at the table doing nothing when you can let them have a blast with these free Thanksgiving paper placemats!

Thanksgiving printable placemats with leaves in the background

Thanksgiving Printable Placemats

We all know that when it comes to sitting at the Thanksgiving table and waiting patiently for the big meal, younger kids can get a case of the wiggles. To combat this, printable activities are sometimes needed.

These printable Thanksgiving placemats are simple to print and sure to hold their attention long enough for the food to be cooked and served!

The placemats are designed for pre-readers so they’re ideal for your youngest guests – toddlers and preschool or kindergarten age.

Benefits of Printable Games for Thanksgiving

What I love about these Thanksgiving activity placemats is that they’re in sections that gives the kids options on what they want to do. The games are fun, engaging, and certain to hold their attention!

Like this Disguise a Turkey Printable, these activities keep the kids entertained so you can prepare for the feast.

Thanksgiving printable placemat with leaves in the background

I’ve included four different placemats in this set to provide you with a variety of activities. Here are the games and activities that are included:

  • Thanksgiving word search
  • Color the squash
  • The dot game
  • Draw the turkey activity
  • Draw the pumpkin activity
  • Sudoku
  • Mazes
  • Connect-the-dots
  • Find the matching pumpkins
  • Crossword puzzle
  • Fall leaves counting activity
  • Tic-tac-toe
  • Color-by-number activity

You can print as many of each placemat as you need, depending on the ages of the children and whether or not you want them to all have the same placemats or if you want to provide variety.

Creative Ways to Use These Printables

Have some sibling competition

Make sure to keep it friendly but see who can complete the Happy Thanksgiving printable in it’s entirety in the cleanest and neatest way possible.

Challenge them to make their own family games

Once this printable placement gives them creative ideas, have them branch out and create their own fun printables and fun games for the family.

Keep using it to keep the table clean throughout the holiday meal

After the kids complete everything, have one last challenge for them to do. Whoever can keep their printable placemat the cleanest can earn a fun holiday surprise!

Thanksgiving printable placemat with leaves in the background

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

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  • Printer paper or cardstock: If you’re printing for one-time, quick use, print on regular printer paper. If you need the printout to hold up to being handled often or if you plan to laminate it to use it multiple times, choose cardstock.
  • Laminator: Laminating your printable is an inexpensive way to use it multiple times. Just use dry erase markers and wipe off when you’re done so you can use it again!  Alternately, you can cover the printable with clear contact paper to achieve the same thing.
  • Crayons or colored pencils: Crayons are ideal for little hands, You can either place a large bin of crayons in the center of the children’s table or you can provide each child with their own small box of crayons. Older kids may prefer pencils.

More Thanksgiving Entertainment

Keep the Thanksgiving Day fun going by checking out some of these other fun printables and ideas.

Thanksgiving printable placemat with leaves in the background

How to Get the Printable Holiday Placemats

These fun printable Thanksgiving placemats come in a PDF file that you can download and print over and over.

Just fill in the form below to access your copy of the Thanksgiving Printable Placemat. 

Printable FAQs

How do I access the printable?

Fill in the form above. After you submit the form, you’ll receive an email from “Wondermom Wannabe” with a direct link to the printable. If you do not see the email in your inbox within a few minutes, check your spam folder.

Where can I find my file after I download it?

The most likely place will be in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then simply select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is stored on your computer.

How do I print a PDF?

You’ll need a program that supports PDFS, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.

Other Printable Games

If you enjoyed this Thanskgiving game printable, you might like these other free printables for family fun:

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Thanksgiving printable placemats with leaves in the background

Originally published November 9, 2021

4 thoughts on “Printable Thanksgiving Activities Placemats”

  1. Thank you, you have such great ideas! Though I am also wondering why there is such a runaround to get them? I’m found your site over the summer and loved it so I signed up for your email list but it makes me re-sign up with my email (which I already get) and I still do not have access. Is there any easier way to access these files? I’m so ready to give up.

    • I’m sorry you’re having trouble getting the printables. I’ll send you in an email.

  2. Thank you, placemats are a great idea!
    However why is there such a runaround to get them? I’m on your email list already which is where I saw the placemats, so I clicked through to get them, but it makes me re-sign up with my email, which I already get, and then after I do that it takes me to the beginning and the files I’m looking for are not obviously just sitting there, I have to search and find them. So I give up…..

    • In that email where you saw the placemats, if you click on the link for “Thanksgiving Placemats” you will be taken directly to the placemats that you can download and print.


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