Fun Countdown To Thanksgiving – A Roundup Of Activities

Christmas has its advent calendar and the Twelve Days of Christmas. New Year’s Eve has its countdown clock and Auld Lang Syne. Easter has its Holy week. Independence day has its fireworks before and after the holiday. Here is a fun countdown to Thanksgiving for the 14 days prior to gathering with family and friends. It is a roundup of activities for adults.

You may be wondering what kinds of activities I am talking about. Here is a snapshot of them

  • Thanksgiving Crossword puzzles
  • Thanksgiving Word searches
  • “What is missing?” Bible memorization
  • Thanksgiving Trivia
  • Thanksgiving Music links

For 2021, begin your activities on Thursday, the 11th of November as Thanksgiving is on the 25th. Enjoy your countdown to Thanksgiving. It is just around the corner.

Countdown to Thanksgiving- Days 11 – 14

It is shame that so much emphasis is placed on most other holidays. Thanksgiving is given one day by most people, and even then, we are thinking about Black Friday and getting an early start on Christmas shopping.

It just seemed right to create a way to celebrate Thanksgiving for 2 weeks or 14 days. So let’s get started!

Day 14 – Thursday

Today’s activity is a Thanksgiving crossword puzzle from The Holiday Zone. Just be aware that it is not a secure site. However, this puzzle is free to download and does not require an email or other personal information. You will be testing your knowledge of what went on back in 1620 when the first Thanksgiving was celebrated.

photo of cross word puzzle "the first thanksgiving".

Answers can be found on the website.

Day 13 – Friday

Today we have a listening activity – two songs about being thankful from YouTube. The first is titled “I’m Thankful”

The second song is from Hillsong Worship titled, “Thank You”.

Photo of what the YouTube video looks like for the song "thank you."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipl90tNonTk

Which do you like best? Tell us in the comments.

Day 12 – Saturday

Today’s activity is a Thanksgiving word scramble from All Free Printables. It is not a secure site but the download is free without giving any personal information.

photo of the Thanksgiving word scramble.

Answers can be found on the website.

Day 11 – Sunday

Today’s activity is a “what is missing” activity from the book of Psalms. It is to help you memorize this verse.

Oh, ______ thanks _____ the _______, for _____ is ______ for _______ steadfast ______ endures _________!

This verse is found in Psalm 107:1. It is from the ESV. Read it out loud several times. Then go to the activity above, filling in the blanks with the correct words.

Countdown to Thanksgiving- Days 6 -10

How are your daily activities going? Were you able to finish them? Are you ready for the next 5 days?

Day 10- Monday

Today’s activity is a Thanksgiving crossword puzzle from Crossword Hobbyist. You can do the puzzle online, or print a paper copy. Answers are online. Enjoy!

Photo of the Thanksgiving crossword puzzle

Day 9 – Tuesday

You may learn something new with today’s activity. It is Thanksgiving Trivia (with answers of course). You can download it from All Free Printables, which is a secure site. It will test your history knowledge as you have fun counting down to Thanksgiving.

Photo of the Thanksgiving Trivia questions.

Correct answers can be found on the website.

Day 8 – Wednesday

Today’s activity is a Thanksgiving word search from Natasha, and is a secure site. There are both American and Canadian versions of this word search.

Photo of the Thanksgiving word search.

Answers can be found on the website.

Day 7 – Thursday

Today’s activity is music about Thanksgiving. Singing is an enjoyable way to say “Thank You” to God for His many gifts.

Give Thanks” – by Don Moen

Photo of the YouTube video and song "Give Thanks" by Don Moen.

Give Thanks” – by Tom Christian Channel, and includes inspiring Scriptures.

Photo of the YouTube song "Give Thanks."

Which version of the song do you like the best? Let us know in the comments.

Day 6 – Friday

Today’s activity is a Thanksgiving word search from Big Activities and is a secure site. You will find the answers online, and you can also print yourself a copy there.

Photo of the Thanksgiving word search.

Countdown to Thanksgiving- Days 1 – 5

We are almost there. Thanksgiving is just 5 days away. I hope you enjoy these last activities.

Day 5 – Saturday

Today’s activity is “what is missing” from the book of Ephesians.

Giving _________ always ________ for ___________ to _______ the _________ in _______ name ________ our ________Jesus ____________ .

This verse is found in the New Testament in Ephesians 5:20. It is from the ESV. Read it out loud several times. Then go to the activity above, filling in the blanks with the correct words.

Day 4 – Sunday

Today’s activity is a Thanksgiving crossword puzzle from the Holiday Zone. It is not a secure site but you can download it free without giving any personal information.

Photo of the "Talking Turkey" crossword puzzle.

Answers can be found on the website.

Day 3 – Monday

Today’s activity is a “what is missing” from the book of Psalms.

Enter ______ gates ______ thanksgiving, ______ his ________ with ________! Give _______ to _______; bless ________ name!

This verse is found in Psalm 100:4. It is from the ESV. Read it out loud several times. Then go to the activity above, filling in the blanks with the correct words.

Day 2 – Tuesday

Todays’s activity is a Thanksgiving word scramble from Big Activities. This is a secure site. You will find the answers online.

Photo of the Thanksgiving word scramble.

Day 1 – Wednesday

Today’s we have a Thanksgiving sudoku activity from Puzzels To Print. It is a secure site. I can give you one hint. It uses the word Mayflower.

Photo of the thanksgiving Sudoku word puzzle

Answers can be found on the website.

Countdown to Thanksgiving- Day 0

Happy Thanksgiving!

“This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 ESV

Today’s activity is music from the Maranatha Singers: This is the Day/Hallelujah, Our God Reigns.

Photo of the YouTube video with the songs "This is the day", and :Our God reigns."

Final thoughts

Christians, of all people, should be able to enjoy life and the many gifts that God has given to us. We can see, hear, write, and so many other blessings. Let’s use these gifts to appreciate our God and give Him thanks because He is good!

What are your ideas to add to the Fun Countdown To Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments. More importantly, I hope you have a memorable and blessed Thanksgiving.

Here is a summary and links to all the activities listed in this article. Please share them if you wish, and refer a friend to our site. The download is free, no email is required.

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