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This free printable Thanksgiving crossword puzzle is a great activity for kids and adults alike to work on during the upcoming holiday season.

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This year’s Thanksgiving will be extra special for my family and I’m sure many other families as well. I am hoping that by the time Thanksgiving comes around, the craziness that has been this year so far will be mostly behind us.

With starting off the year being away from all of our friends, family and activities we love and enjoy, it would be extra wonderful if by Thanksgiving we were able to all come together once again.

The real meaning of Thanksgiving is to celebrate what we are grateful for. I know that this year so far has shown me all of the little things that I was taking for granted that I would so love to have back right now.

And what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than to play fun games with your friends and family. Whether that be in person or over video chat!

Today, I’m happy to share with you this fun free printable Thanksgiving crossword puzzle. This crossword puzzle features 10 clues to help you fill in the spaces below. It’s a great activity to play while you are waiting for dinner to be ready.. or while waiting for dessert (in my opinion the very best part of any meal!).

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Download link and answer key is located at the bottom of this post.

Free Printable Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle

This Thanksgiving crossword puzzle is designed to print onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of paper or cardstock.

Feel free to download and print as many copies of the crossword puzzle as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the file sin any way. This puzzle is intended for personal or classroom use only.

thanksgiving crossword puzzle

Download link and answer key is located at the bottom of this post.

How to make your crossword puzzle reusable:

If you are planning on using this Thanksgiving crossword puzzle at an annual holiday party or as a classroom activity, you might want to reuse the game year after year. If so, I would recommend laminating the game.

This is the home lamination machine that I currently have and I absolutely love it! I really look for any excuse I can to laminate something!

All you need to do is run the crossword puzzle through the lamination machine and then use dry erase markers to fill in the puzzle. Afterwards, you can easily wipe off the answers and reuse the game again next year.

Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle Download Link:

Click here to download the free printable Thanksgiving crossword puzzle.

If you enjoyed this crossword puzzle you might like to check out some of our other fun free printable Thanksgiving games and activities:

Thanksgiving Word Search:
This free printable Thanksgiving word search features 21 holiday themed words to search for. You can work on the game at your own pace, or if you are playing with a larger group of people, you can set a timer to make things a little more competitive! Click here to read the full blog post and download the game files.

Thanksgiving Word Scramble:
This fun free printable word scramble features 15 Thanksgiving themed words to try and unscramble. With both short and long words, this activity is fun and challenging for a variety of age groups. View the full post and access the free download links here.

How many words can you make from Thanksgiving:
This is a super fun and challenging game where you have to try and come up with as many words as you can using only the letters that are found in the word Thanksgiving. Here is a hint. There are 348 different words that you are able to make with those letters! Click here to read the full blog post and download the game files.

Thanksgiving Maze:
Everyone at the Thanksgiving dinner table will have a blast working their way through this fun free printable maze. Mazes are a great activity for a variety of ages. Read the full blog pos and download the game files here.

Thanksgiving Bingo:
Thanksgiving bingo is a really great game to play while you are waiting for dinner to be served. Both kids and adults alike will have a great time playing the classic bingo game with a fun Thanksgiving twist. This would also be the perfect activity to play at a classroom holiday party. Click here to read the full blog post and download the free printable game files.

Thanksgiving I Spy:
Your kids will have so much fun searching for 8 Thanksgiving themed images in this super fun holiday I Spy game. Acorns, leaves, pumpkins, turkeys and more! Read the full blog post and download the game files here.

Answer Key

Across
3. Turkey
4. November
7. Cornucopia
8. Feast
9. Freedom

Down
1. Harvest
2. Pie
5. Mayflower
6. Plymouth
8. Fall

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