Free printable Thanksgiving Bingo cards are the perfect way to enjoy an easy game on Thanksgiving Day, or all through the fall. Just print, cut, and play.
We play a lot of themed games during holiday gatherings, and Thanksgiving is no exception. While some family members are watching (or falling asleep in front of) football, the rest of us like to hang out around the cleared-off table to play games.
Perfect for adults, kids, or mixed ages, Thanksgiving bingo works for everyone. Enjoy the game at family gatherings, classroom parties, or at a neighborhood game night on a random November evening. I created this game for everyone to enjoy!
These free printable bingo cards are filled with festive seasonal images like turkeys, pumpkins, and fall leaves to add a festive holiday touch. You may find that playing a few friendly games (or competitive games, depending on your style) becomes a yearly tradition. Add more free Thanksgiving printables for a full day of fun!
Free Printable Thanksgiving Bingo Cards
Thanksgiving is all about togetherness. Bingo is a simple game that everyone from toddlers to grandparents can play. It’s the perfect activity between Thanksgiving dinner and that slice of pumpkin pie with extra whipped cream. All ages can spend quality time playing together.
There are 6 unique cards in the free download, perfect for family gatherings on Thanksgiving Day or small groups needing a fun Thanksgiving activity.
Larger sets of up to 50 different cards are available in my online store for classroom parties and other bigger groups.
Setting Up for Thanksgiving Fun
Before the big day, you’ll need to prepare your Thanksgiving Bingo Game. It won’t take long, but it’s easier to just take out the game when you’re ready to play.
Download and print the free Thanksgiving bingo sheets and calling card page (near the bottom of this post.) The sheets are designed 2 per US letter size page to save paper and printing costs.
Mid-weight white cardstock is my favorite for bingo printables, since it’s more durable than standard printer paper. Printer paper will also work, but expect them to last only one day of use.
Cut apart the bingo game boards and calling cards. I use a paper cutter for straight edges and quickness, but scissors will work too.
You’ll need something to use as bingo markers (think inexpensive, small items like candy corn or pumpkins, dried beans, or coins) and some small prizes if you want them.
You can use dry erase markers on laminated bingo sheets, though I still find the bingo cards don’t last as nicely with all the erasing.
How to Play Thanksgiving Bingo
Most people have played a classic game of bingo before. But reviewing the rules is always a good idea, to avoid confusion and make sure everyone is on the same page.
To play Thanksgiving Bingo:
- Pass out Thanksgiving bingo boards to each player or team. Place the calling cards in a bowl and mix them well.
- Give each player at least 25 bingo markers (more if using candy, since some will “mysteriously vanish” during the game.)
- Make sure each player places a marker on the center free space.
- As the bingo caller pulls a calling card from the bowl, players add a marker to the matching picture space.
- The first person to match 5 in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) shouts “BINGO!” and wins the game
All players then clear the game pieces from their boards to play again.
Alternative Bingo Winning Plays
Changing up the winning move from a single straight line is a great way to make this fun Thanksgiving game shorter or longer. Try these options:
- Four Corners– cover all 4 of the board corners
- X-OUT – match both diagonals through the center square
- Cris-Cross – match vertical and horizontal through the center square
- Make a Letter – try marking a T, L, O, or I to win
Thanksgiving Bingo Prizes
Having some small prizes is always fun when playing bingo. If you’re playing on the same day as your big Thanksgiving meal, you’ll likely want some non-food prizes that will work for a variety of ages
More Thanksgiving Activities to Play All Day
In addition to this fun Thanksgiving bingo game, I have plenty of other printable Thanksgiving activities for the whole family. Use Thanksgiving Activity Placemats to occupy the kids’ table, or have everyone work together to see how long they can make a Gratitude Chain.
Download the Free Printable Thanksgiving Bingo Card Set
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