Thanksgiving Trivia Game Free Printable

Thanksgiving Trivia Game {Free Printable}

Thanksgiving Trivia Game Free Printable

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These Thanksgiving trivia questions will be loads of fun at your holiday dinner.  Test your guest’s knowledge of Thanksgiving facts with this cute Thanksgiving quiz.

We also use these conversation starters to get the holiday discussions going. If you want to get the giggles going have your kids share these hilarious Thanksgiving Jokes. Try one or all of these and be ready to enjoy tons of laughter during your family gathering.

Thanksgiving Trivia

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Megan from Short Stop Designs is sharing a fun way to make your Thanksgiving dinner a little more interesting this Thanksgiving Trivia game.

See how much your guests know about the Thanksgiving holiday, like where the first Thanksgiving was held, who made Thanksgiving an annual holiday, and more! You will have so much fun no one will want to visit department stores and start their shopping!

Supplies for Trivia Game

Here’s what you’ll need to make your Thanksgiving Trivia:

  • Trivia Printable
  • Brown Kraft Paper or Reversible Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole Puncher
  • String
Tutorial Thanksgiving Trivia

Printable Thanksgiving Trivia Game

Print out the Thanksgiving Trivia printable quiz. There are two sets of Thanksgiving trivia questions and they print out on 1 page. Once printed cut the page in half between the sets of questions.

Printable Thanksgiving Trivia Game

To make your game a little more festive, you can cut out kraft paper or scrapbook paper so that it’s just a little bit bigger than the printable. Fold down the top part of the game so that the answers are hidden.

Thanksgiving Trivia Printable

Do the same with the kraft/scrapbook paper so that it covers the top of the page. Hole punch the top with two holes and add a ribbon or string to hold it all together.

Printable Thanksgiving Trivia Tutorial

Not only is this game fun, but it also looks cute, and your guests will never know that the answers are right in front of them! Make the game a little more competitive and include a prize for the person that gets the most answers correct!

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So while you are chowing down on mashed potatoes and pumpkin pies at your Thanksgiving feast you can play a round of Thanksgiving trivia.

Thanksgiving Trivia questions and answers

Which President made Thanksgiving an annual holiday?
A.Washington B. Abraham Lincoln C. Franklin D Roosevelt

Approximately how many feathers does a mature turkey have?
A. 500 B. 1,000 C. 3,500

How fast can wild turkeys run?
A. 15 mph B. 25 mph C. 5 mph

What do you call the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?
A. a gobble B. a wattle C. a gaggle

What do you call a male turkey?
A. Joe B. Tom C. Tim

How high must a cranberry bounce before it is harvested?
A. 2 inches B. 8 inches C. 4 inches

What is in turkey that, when eaten, can make you sleepy?
A. Chloroform B. Fat C. Protein D. Tryptophan

Which Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the Thanksgiving meal?
A. Apache B. Wampanoag Indian Tribe C. Cherokee

Approximately how many turkeys are eaten each year on Thanksgiving in the United States?
A. 125 million B. 46 million C. 85 million

Answers under flap
1.B  2.C  3.B  4.B  5.B  6.C 7. D 8. B 9. B

A group of turkeys is referred to as a
A. Rafter B. Gaggle C. Flock D. Gobble

Turkeys can see in color.
A. True B. False

How many pilgrims came over on the Mayflower
A. 212 B. 87 C. 102 D. 165

In what year did the first American Thanksgiving take place?
A. 1621 B. 1776 C. 1901 D. 1552

What does “Cornucopia” mean?
A. traditional corn dish B. Greek goddess of corn C. Horn of Plenty D. goat’s horn

What is another name for a turkey’s wishbone?
A. Corona B. Furcula C. Swot D. ossein

How fast can a wild turkey fly?
A. 55 mph B. 25 mph C. 65 mph D. 35 mph

Where was the first Thanksgiving held?
A. Pittsburgh B. Jamestown C. Plymouth

Answers under flap
1. A 2. A 3. C 4. A 5. C 6. B 7. A  8. C

More Trivia and Fun Facts

If your guest blow through those trivia questions and you have watched Thanksgiving parades here are a few more to Thanksgiving facts to test their knowledge.

  • While it is estimated that 88% of Americans eat turkey and 94% cranberry sauce at their Thanksgiving dinners it looks like sides vary greatly from state to state. Check out this map of North America from General Mills. Where’s the green bean casserole? I really thought everyone ate that on this National Holiday! I didn’t know people ate Monkey Bread on Thanksgiving Day!
map of what americans eat for Thanksgiving state by state
  • Thanksgiving occurs on the fourth Thursday in November.
  • The first Thanksgiving lasted three days.
  • Cranberries, corn, and mashed potatoes were not served at the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving meal.
  • Virginia was the first southern state to adopt a Thanksgiving Day in 1855.
  • The Pilgrims did not use forks to eat their Thanksgiving dinner.
  • The thigh is the best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey to see if it is done.
  • Harry Truman in 1947 is believed to be the first president to pardon a turkey and start this annual tradition.
  • The Pilgrims who came to the New World seeking religious freedom were also Puritans because they wanted to purify the teachings and ceremonies of the Church of England.
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade started in 1924.
  • The Pilgrims first celebrated Thanksgiving in 1621.
  • The First Thanksgiving, feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native American Indians at Plymouth Colony contained waterfowl, venison, ham, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash.
  • We can thank Sarah Josepha Hale, the American writer of Mary Had a Little Lamb, for campaigning for the creation of the Thanksgiving.

If you are looking for more fun ways to entertain your guest these would you rather questions are always fun! Playing the newlywed game is also hilarious entertainment. Kids love this how to draw a turkey tutorial.

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope these free trivia questions make your holiday fun and memorable.


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