Thanksgiving Charades

Download your free printable Thanksgiving Charades cards below. Thanksgiving Charades is a great party game for all types of gatherings. You can also use this game to introduce a lesson on thankfulness.

Bible: Luke 17:11-19; 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 4 or more

Supplies: Thanksgiving Charades Cards – Download Here (There are 25 cards in this printable. For additional Thanksgiving Charades phrases, you can use our Thanksgiving Pictionary cards), Timer or hour glass, Paper and pen to record the score

Thanksgiving Charades
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Preparation

Download, print and cut up the Thanksgiving Charades Cards
Each card should be folded into 3 lengthwise.
These can be printed on yellow, orange, and red papers for an explosion of fall colors.

There are 25 Thanksgiving Charades Cards in this printable.
For additional Thanksgiving Charades phrases, you can use our Thanksgiving Pictionary cards.

Thanksgiving Charades Cards

 

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How to Play Thanksgiving Charades

Divide into two teams of roughly equal number of players.
Each team can have just two players, but it will be more fun with more players.
Teams take turns to send one player to pick a Thanksgiving Charades Card.
Without speaking, that player must act out the word or phrase on the Thanksgiving Charades Card while his or her teammates try to guess the correct answer within a given time.
(Usually 3 minutes, but you may vary this according to the age and skill level of your players.)

If they get it correct within the time limit, the team scores 10 points.
Play for a pre-determined number of rounds or period of time.
Give the winning team a prize.

 

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Bible Lesson – Thanksgiving: Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy this game?
2. Can you think of other phrases to include in Thanksgiving Charades?
3. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Who do you usually celebrate Thanksgiving with? How do you celebrate?

Say
Thanksgiving Day is a good time for us to reflect on and give thanks for all the things that we are thankful for. (But we don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving Day to give thanks!)

Discuss
4. What is that best thing that has happened in your life that you are most thankful for?
5. What are some other smaller things in your life that you are also thankful for?

Say
Some of us may be better off than others. Some may be richer. Some healthier. Some smarter. Etc.
But whatever our life circumstances may be, there are always things that we can be thankful for.

Read
Luke 17:11-19

Discuss
6. In verse 12, how many lepers approached Jesus?
7. What did Jesus do for these lepers?
8. How many lepers did Jesus heal?
9. How many lepers thanked Jesus for what He did?

Say
Jesus performed the same miraculous healing for 10 lepers, but only 1 leper thanked Jesus and praised God for the miracle.
While most of us have never experienced a miraculous healing, all of us have received many other blessings from God.

Discuss
10. Have you encountered anyone who regularly says “thank you”, whether to the people around them or to God? Tell us about these people.
11. Have you encountered anyone who regularly complains about things? Tell us about these people.
12. Are you more like the first “thankful” group or the second “complaining” group of people? Tell us more.
13. Do you prefer to be around the first “thankful” group or the second “complaining” group of people? Tell us more.
14. Why is it good to be more like that “thankful” group?

Read 1 Thessalonians 5:18
15. What does this verse tell us to do?
16. Why is it important for us to give thanks in all circumstances?

Conclude
Whatever our life circumstances may be, there are things that we can be thankful for.
It is important that we have a thankful heart and regularly say “thank you” to God and to the people around us. It makes us a happier person, and it makes us more pleasant to be with. Most importantly, it makes God happy!

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Bible: Luke 17:11-19; 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 4 or more

Supplies: Thanksgiving Charades Cards – Download Here (There are 25 cards in this printable. For additional Thanksgiving Charades phrases, you can use our Thanksgiving Pictionary cards), Timer or hour glass, Paper and pen to record the score

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