This free printable easy Thanksgiving crossword puzzle is perfect for younger children. Use it as a fun dinner table activity, to keep your kids busy while you cook, or as part of your Thanksgiving week lesson plans!
This easy Thanksgiving crossword puzzle is a picture crossword puzzle. This means the clues are images, not text-based. This makes the puzzle great for little learners who are working on their reading, writing, and spelling skills.
Don’t worry, mama – the answer key is included with this crossword puzzle so you can quickly check work or offer hints without solving the puzzle, yourself.
The crossword features 11 Thanksgiving and fall related images to identify and write into the puzzle. The illustrations are lovely digital watercolor artwork because your little one deserves nice things.
If you need a more challenging word puzzle for your older children, be sure to get this free printable Thanksgiving word search.
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You can do this puzzle with a preschooler or pre-k child by having them identify the objects and writing in their answers, yourself. Early elementary students can practice their writing and spelling by filling in the squares on their own.
For repeated use, laminate the page or slip it inside a page protector. Working the same crossword multiple times may sound silly to you as an adult, but children enjoy doing the same activity several times.
We use secure page protectors placed in a 1″ three ring binder for our activity pages. Secure page protectors have a short flap you can tuck inside to keep pages from slipping out during use. It’s very convenient! This is the set we use. They’re also thicker than regular page protectors and hold up to vigorous child use:
- Ideal for long-term storage, non-stick polypropylene material is acid-free and won't lift print
- Top loading—no need to punch inserts
- Clear binding edge for a professional look
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While you have your printer turned on, make sure to grab free printable Thanksgiving bingo for the whole family to enjoy, too! You can get 14 picture bingo boards for free.
Free printable Thanksgiving crossword for children
Like all holiday printables on The Artisan Life, this crossword is for personal and single classroom use. This includes use with homeschool co-ops, Sunday school classes, and therapy clients as long as you are not charging specifically to participate.
You are not licensed to redistribute the files or printouts to other adults for use with their children/students. Please just refer your friends and coworkers to this post so they can download their own copies!
The download link is located below the preview image. I made the font bold and extra large so it’s easy to spot! The link should open in a new window and begin downloading immediately. If a dialogue box appears asking for permission to download files from DropBox, please agree in order to receive your files.
The PDF has three pages – the first page has instructions and clipart credits, the second page is the crossword puzzle, and the third page has the answer key.
I hope your family enjoys this easy crossword puzzle for Thanksgiving as much as mine does! Be sure to grab your free printable holiday gift checklist using the box below so you can save time, money, and stress this holiday season:
Natasha Núñez is a former classroom teacher with a Masters of the Arts in Teaching. She also is a registered yoga teacher & holds a certificate in natural skincare formulation from the School of Natural Skincare. She shares her passion for education, positive parenting, free printables, and recipes for DIY bath & home products. Learn more about Natasha and where she’s been featured.