Free Thanksgiving Word Search for Kids

The United States is getting ready for another major holiday in the time of COVID-19 — Thanksgiving. 

Our family doesn’t have anything spectacular planned. We have opted to stay home for Thanksgiving; much to the chagrin of some of our extended family. As Mr. Boots is working in and out of various hospitals, we just don’t want to risk sending the grandparents to the hospital, or worse.

Honestly, I encourage everyone to lay low at home this year because of the stories I’ve read from doctors and nurses lately. They’re burned out, they’re stressed out. We can all do them a huge solid by finding alternative ways to be together but apart this Thanksgiving.

Mr Boots and I will probably Face Time and Skype our families at some point to say hello. I’ve heard of some families who will do something similar during Thanksgiving dinner. A few of my friends are trying to plan activities to do with their friends and families that can be completed in their own homes. I thought my latest printable would be a great fit for that: a Thanksgiving Word Search.

Thanksgiving Word Search for Kids with Word Bank and Turkey Embelishments via MuddyBootsAndDimonds.comThis Thanksgiving word search is geared towards kids, but anyone can use it while they wait for the turkey to finish baking. It’s also a great activity for socially distancing families and friends to complete. Just send everyone the link to this page and ask them to print out their own copies. Complete it together while you’re Zooming, or Face Timing, or Google Meeting!

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A thing about my printables:

This word search is 8.5×11 inches. If you’d like to use this for yourself, feel free to download it and print a few out. But please….

  • This printable is for PERSONAL USE ONLY
  • You MAY NOT resell, redistribute, or claim the original as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give credit to this blog, Muddy Boots and Diamonds, and link back to this specific post so others can obtain the resource.
  • I’d love to see how you incorporated this scavenger hunt into your Halloween plans! Feel free to tag me (Twitter: @bootsndiamonds or IG: @muddybootsndiamonds) when sharing your photos!

Download your Thanksgiving Word Search for Kids here.


What are your Thanksgiving 2020 plans?

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Which of these St. Patrick’s Day activities do you think your child would love?

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Some of my favorite childhood memories are from Thanksgiving to Christmas. There were so many crafts and projects done at school, the community center, and even at home with my mom. And many of them centered around candy canes. My mom kept a few of those candy cane crafts and has passed them onto me for our tree or home decor at Christmastime.

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If you’re looking for some fun and easy ways to get your family crafting this holiday season, take a look at these six easy candy cane crafts. Perfect for Christmas — or National Candy Cane Day which is on December 26!

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This egg carton candy cane craft would be great to make after you’ve made those Christmas cookies and are left with an empty egg carton.

Beaded Candy Canes via Fireflies and Mud Pies

I never tire of candy canes made from beads. I love how simple and elegant these look. Younger children can string the beads and older ones/parents can jazz them up with ribbon and buttons!

Migajon Clay Candy Canes via Kid World Citizen

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I’d never heard of maigajon clay until I read Kid World Citizen‘s post about using it to make ornaments. Ecuadorian crafters use it to make little figures for all sorts of occasions. Making the dough involves two ingredients you probably have at home and sounds like an amazing sensory activity for kids!

Jingle Bell Candy Cane Painting

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These ice skate ornaments from The Soccer Mom Blog might need adult assembly, but kids of all ages would have fun decorating them!

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Do you have a favorite candy cane craft? Let me know below!

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