I don't remember when we started this wonderful Thanksgiving tradition but it is so much fun that, dare I say, it's better than the meal. Even the members of the family who aren't big game players love this one. It is a fast-paced, fun game that all ages can enjoy.
All you need to play is lots of paper, pens or pencils and two teams
|What you need to play this fabulous family game|
Next, divide the two teams to two separate areas of the home. Each area should have a place to draw along with paper and pencils/pens. Seating is optional but highly recommended. We usually separate the two teams between the kitchen and the dining room. It is fun to be somewhat close in proximity to the other team so that you can know if the other team is also stumped on a certain word but not too close where the other team might hear if someone on your team gets over-zealous and yells out the answer. Believe me, it happens.
You then need a volunteer to come up with 10 words for the teams to draw. I have some 'Thanksgiving' themed words attached HERE to help you get started. It is good to have a mix of easy and hard words. The person giving out the words should stand halfway between both teams and have a cover sheet to cover the words. Each team should designate their first artist. The chosen artists go to the person with the word list who gives each artist only the first word and then its a crazy, fun, and often hilarious race to see which team can correctly guess all 10 words first. How do you decide who does the drawing? Well, the person who correctly guesses the word is the next artist and runs to get the next word.
|This is a list of word ideas. This list is also attached above to print.|
I know every family has different traditions but including this game added some extra fun and spice into our Thanksgiving gatherings. I hope y'all enjoy this one.