Host the best Thanksgiving party ever with these fun Thanksgiving Minute to Win It games for kids and adults – everyone from toddlers to grandmas will want to play! These Thanksgiving party games are perfect for all ages – challenging enough for older kids and adults, but still simple enough that younger children can join in the fun!
Plus, get a free printable game scorecard to keep track of your points!
We love Minute to Win It Games around here, and it sure seems like y’all love them, too! We previously shared 10 All-Occasion Minute to Win It Games, Outdoor Summer Minute to Win It Games, Halloween Minute to Win It Games, and today we’re bringing you 10 SUPER awesome Thanksgiving Minute to Win It games! These games are tons of fun for Thanksgiving dinner parties and they would also be great for the school classroom – they are perfect for all ages from toddlers to grandparents, so everyone can join in on the fun!
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SCORING & GAME PLAY:
These games can be scored in several different ways which can be adjusted depending on the size of your party group. Typically, games are played individually at small parties (under 6-8 guests) and in groups at larger parties.
In individual games, the player will try to race the clock (usually set at one or two minutes depending on the age group of the party and the difficulty level of the challenge), and points will be awarded based upon whether or not the challenge is completed before time runs out. For these individual games, we usually opt to have players score 3 points if they complete the task, 0 if they do not.
For larger parties, challenges are completed in smaller groups of 3-5 players at a time competing to beat the clock. The timer is set, and points are awarded based upon whether or not the player is able to complete the task before the time runs out. We like to add extra bonus points for the player who finishes first, so we score as follows: 5 points if you finish first (or collect the most, etc.), 3 points if you complete the challenge and 0 if you do not.
At the end, the points are tallied, and prizes are awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers.
Now that you’ve got your scorecards printed and ready, let’s get playing!
Fun Thanksgiving Minute to Win It Games
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Stuff the Turkey Game – toss the “stuffing” into the turkey to score points. Set the timer for one minute and award points to the people who successfully toss 5 pieces of stuffing into the turkey. For group challenges, points can be awarded to people who complete the task and/or to the person who gets the most stuffing inside the turkey.
Turkey Bowling Game – Adjust the number of turkey cups used depending on the age and skill level of your guests. For an extra challenge, use a mini pumpkin instead of a ball!
Shooting Turkeys Game – Load up your Nerf darts and get shooting! Points can be awarded to players who hit a certain total target amount or to the person with the highest total.
Candy Corn Ring Toss – classic ring toss with a fun fall theme (AND they glow!)! Award points to players who can ring 5 candy corns in one minute.
Turkey Baster Relay Race – set a start and finish line and race to beat the clock! Points can be awarded to players who successfully complete the challenge or race head-to-head and award points to the winner of each race.
Turkey Feathers Game – Try to roll all six numbers in under one minute! For an even harder challenge, give players only 30 seconds to complete the task!
Flying Turkeys Game – Put those Nerf darts to use again for this fun Flying Turkeys game! Players must knock all of the cups completely off of the table in one minute to score points!
Candy Corn Relay – race back and forth to fill a bowl with candy corn. Points can be given to players who complete the task in the minute (or two) time frame or for the winner of a head-to-head competition.
Turkey Rockets – load up your turkey rocket and race to get all the way across the gap! As before, points can be awarded to players who complete the task in under a minute or for the winner of a head-to-head race.
Candy Corn Stick Up – Using only one hand, balance as many candy corn on end as possible! For older children and adults, set a goal of 10-15 candy corns balanced in one minute and 5-10 for younger children.
These fun Thanksgiving Minute to Win It games are sure to be a HUGE hit after your Thanksgiving dinner (or while you’re waiting for dinner to cook!)! Award prizes to the winners such as this fun Turkey Trophy, Turkey Medals, Turkey Headbands, or Turkey Sunglasses!