These free printable Thanksgiving Bingo cards are fun for the whole family! Use them as a low prep way to keep your kids busy while you cook or have a family bingo game after your holiday meal.
This post has been completely updated for 2020 to include even more Thanksgiving bingo cards and a larger image pool for longer games. If you downloaded this bingo printable last year, make sure to download the new version!
Because reading and numbers are not required, even young children can play picture bingo. It’s also very popular with seniors and everyone in between. With four sets to pick from ranging from 50 cards for a large group down to a completely free (no email address required) set of 4 cards, you’re sure to find the set that’s right for your needs.
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How to play Thanksgiving picture bingo
This bingo game is an easy, no-prep way to keep your kids occupied while you prepare for the holiday.
Younger children can also use these bingo cards as a matching game. Print out the call cards and remove any that don’t appear on their selected card to avoid confusion. My daughter loves sticking the laminated call card tiles in place in place with a small piece of play-doh so they don’t scatter when she bumps the card. Here she is playing summer bingo as a matching game:
You can use these bingo cards in a ‘traditional’ way by cutting out the pictures on the call list sheet, placing them in a bag, and drawing them randomly.
It’s easier for participants, especially younger children, if you show the image instead of just saying what it is. Several images are fairly similar (a slice of pumpkin pie vs a whole pumpkin pie), so showing the picture helps.
Alternatively, you can save some cutting and the risk of lost pieces by giving the call sheet to an adult and having them ‘randomly’ call out images. I think this is a good choice because it means fewer pieces to keep track of!
- Make a tic mark with a pencil to denote which pictures you’ve already called.
- If you laminate the cards (or use dry erase pockets), you can use markers to mark off called images.
You can print the game boards on plain printer paper, but it’s not my first choice. Young kids love doing the same thing over and over, so even in just one day these bingo cards could see some heavy use!
For the most beautiful images, use presentation paper. Presentation paper is a heavy weight paper with a special coating for crisp, bright images.
For durable boards, but slightly less vibrant images, use cardstock.
The difference doesn’t show up as clearly in a photo as it does in real life, but I printed the mermaid bingo card on the left on presentation paper. The one on the right is on cardstock.
For repeated play, especially near food, water, or sticky dessert hands, laminate the sheets or place them in a dry erase pocket or page protector. Dry erase pockets are like page protectors, but sturdier.
- Set of 10 Super heavyweight clear erasable pocket, For papers up to 9" x 12"
- Ideal for work stations - no need to replenish paper - just wipe away and start again
- Write on and wipe off, Go green, Use over and over again, Use low-odor dry erase markers (included)
You can get sheets laminated at copy shops and office supply stores, but if you’re going to laminate more than 10-20 pages ever, it’s more economical (and a time saver) just to get an inexpensive home laminator.
When you laminate your bingo cards, you can store them with your Thanksgiving decorations and use them year after year!
You can make the game even more fun by using fun things like toys, erasers, or other small prizes as tokens to mark off called cards.
Thanksgiving Bingo Printables
First, some boring (but important) housekeeping: These cards are available for personal use. This means you can print and use them as many times as you’d like for your family, your personal classroom, your scout troop, etc.
Please do not redistribute the digital files or printed games – just send your friends and family to this page so they can download their own copies!
There are four sets to pick from:
- 50 Thanksgiving bingo cards for a large group
- Classroom set of 25 Thanksgiving bingo boards
- Free printable set of 10 Thanksgiving bingo cards
- 4 Free printable Thanksgiving bingo cards
All sets are unique and can be combined!
50 Thanksgiving bingo boards for a crowd
First we have the set of 50 Thanksgiving bingo boards. This set is ideal for school festivals, extended care facilities, church dinners, and even community Thanksgiving celebrations. Grab all 50 unique boards in one handy PDF for one very low price!
Set of 25 Thanksgiving Bingo cards
Next we have a set of 25 bingo boards, plus two call card sheets. These printables are available for one very low price. This set is ideal for most classrooms and mid-sized groups like Scout troops or large family gatherings.
10 free printable Thanksgiving Bingo cards
Next we have 10 free printable bingo boards. This set is the most popular. It’s perfect for families and smaller groups. You can also use it to add on a handful of boards to one of the larger sets.
These boards are available for free to Artisan Life family members. Just use the form below the preview image to let me know where to send you bingo boards.
4 free Thanksgiving Bingo cards to print and play
Finally, we have 4 free printable Thanksgiving boards available right here, no email signup required. The download link is highlighted in grey beneath the preview image.
Just download the file from GoogleDrive, unzip, print, and play!
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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.