Thanksgiving Trivia

Playing games during the holidays is a great way to bond as a family. It’s also something to set up so they kids have something to keep them busy while you finish up the turkey. Trivia is an awesome game to get your child’s brain muscles working! Literally! Besides trivia questions being educational and promoting mental cognition, it’s fun and the kids will have a blast playing it with the rest of the family!


Depending on your child’s age, some trivia question may be easier for some compared to others. If there is an age difference between a few of the kids attending your Thanksgiving dinner make sure to create two separate trivia games. Below are trivia questions you can ask children who are a little younger and may not know specific Thanksgiving facts:


  1. What animal do we eat during Thanksgiving?
  2. What pie does grandma make every year?
  3. What sound does a turkey make?
  4. Who was part of the first Thanksgiving?
  5. How many feathers does a turkey have?
  6. What is mommy’s favorite food at Thanksgiving?
  7. What football team does daddy always want to lose?
  8. How much does the turkey weigh?

Hint: You can be as creative as you want with these questions, but always remember to make the questions something that won’t be difficult for a five or seven year old to answer.


If the kids are a little older they might find the above questions to be simple and boring. This is where you can come up with more difficult questions:


  1. When was the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held and where?
  2. What is the bone we break every year in the hopes of good luck?
  3. What does the President do for a turkey?
  4. How many feathers does a turkey have?
  5. Which day is Black Friday?
  6. What four places in the U.S. use the name Turkey?
  7. Do all turkeys gobble?
  8. Is the United States the only place to celebrate Thanksgiving?
  9. What was the name of the ship the Pilgrims sailed over to America?
  10. What is the name of the rock where the Pilgrims first landed?
  11. What was the name of the Indian tribe who was invited to the first Thanksgiving?

Hint: It’s still okay to be creative and throw in a funny question of two. If the kids are between the ages of eight and twelve they may need a little more excitement to keep them from asking you when dinner will be ready.


After the kids have finished their Thanksgiving Trivia game you can wait until after dinner to rally up the points and pick the winners. Make sure not to leave anyone out and reward each child for participating.


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