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Free Thanksgiving Word Search Printable – With Answers Included

There are so many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving, from spending time with friends and family to cooking holiday themed recipes and decorating for the season. This year you can celebrate the holiday with this free Thanksgiving word search printable.

This word find puzzle is part of our collection of free printables. We have been sharing lots of puzzles this fall and this printable Thanksgiving word search is the latest in our collection.

Free word search puzzles are great for all ages. They’re challenging enough for adults, but also contain a word bank at the bottom if kids need a little extra help!

Not only would they be great to share with your family this Thanksgiving, but they would also make excellent printables for your local church group or classroom full of children

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How to do this free Thanksgiving word search printable

This Thanksgiving printable word search included 25 words related to the holiday. Some words have historical significance, while others are things you might find at a Thanksgiving gathering.

Our free word search for Thanksgiving is a moderate level of difficulty. It is challenging enough for adults, but also contains a word bank to help kids solve it.

All of the words contained in this printable word search puzzle hidden vertically or horizontally. There are no words hidden diagonally in this free word find.

If you love holiday word puzzles as much as we do, check out our free Thanksgiving word scramble printable

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Words to look for in our Thanksgiving printable word search:

There are six items which are considered symbols of the holiday which are hidden in this Thanksgiving seek and find puzzle.

Highlight these words and don’t forget to check out our guide to the symbols of Thanksgiving to learn more about them.

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The words below are related to the timing and meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday. See which of them you can find in our Thanksgiving printable seek and find.

Scrabble tiles that spell out the word "thanks" over red, brown, yellow and green leaves on a charcoal grey background.

You can use this free seek and find printable as an opportunity to learn about the history of the holiday. See which of the words related to the first Thanksgiving you can find in our Thanksgiving printable word find.

An image of the first Thanksgiving with pilgrims and Native Americans.

See if you can find the following words in our free word search for kids and adults. These words are foods, people and events you might see during a Thanksgiving celebration.

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Get the printable Thanksgiving word search puzzle

Please note: These custom word search printables take a long time to make. These puzzles are for personal use only.

If you are sharing this Thanksgiving printable (and thank you for that!), please link directly to this post and not to the actual puzzle image.

We appreciate your help in supporting the site. The holiday printables may not be used for any retail purpose or for mass distribution.

You can either download the Thanksgiving printable word search through the link below, or print it out in the project card at the bottom of the page.

Click here to download Thanksgiving word search puzzle. The word find will print out on on a full sheet of paper in the portrait format.

Be sure choose portrait orientation and “fit to page” for the printable area on your printer settings. Printing this way will give you a full page printout.

If you prefer to print the Thanksgiving word search puzzle from the project card at the bottom of the page, scroll down and press “print”. It will print out the seek and find in a slightly smaller size.

Thanksgiving word search with answers

Some free printable word searches are easy to solve and others leave you scratching your head looking for that one last word.

If you are having hard time solving the puzzle, you can click here for the answer.

Other holiday word searches

In addition to this Thanksgiving word find printable, we have other word puzzles for the holidays. Check out the holiday word searches and word scrambles below.

Check back often, we frequently add new word scrambles and word searches!

Celebrating the month of November

Thanksgiving is just one of the national days this month. Every day of the month has many days to celebrate.

November is National Gratitude Month, and national days that honor a wide range of topics from drinks days like National Espresso Day and Apple Cider Day, to days that honor concepts like the National Day of Giving, Buy Nothing Day, and World Peace Day.

To learn about all the national days this month, be sure to check out our list of national days in November. We also have a custom word search printable for November featuring some of the national days this month.

The word "November" where each letter is made of different colored leaves.

November is known for many food themed national days like National Candy Day, National Cranberry Relish Day, and National Gingerbread Cookie Day

For more information about the national days of the year, have a look at our national day guide.

The guide gives information on how national days came to be, whether they are official and answers many other questions about these special days.

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Free Thanksgiving Word Search Printable - With Answers Included

Want a fun, screen-free, Thanksgiving activity for the whole family?

Look no further than our free Thanksgiving printable word puzzle.

It's a great indoor activity to do this autumn.

Grab your highlighter and look for the 25 words hidden in the printable word search.

Some of the words relate to Thanksgiving activities, while others celebrate foods, colors, symbols, and events that happen in this holiday.

The words can be found vertically and horizontally in this puzzle, and there are no words hidden diagonally.

Don't forget to look at the answer key to this printable word search puzzle for Thanksgiving if you need a little extra help.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $1


  • Highlighter
  • Paper


  • Printer
  • Computer


  1. Load your computer paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print the free word search puzzle and try to find the words about Thanksgiving in it.
  4. The list of words on the bottom of the Thanksgiving word search printable are found left to right, right to left, top to bottom and bottom to top (there are no diagonal words in this puzzle).
  5. Search for the words relating to the holiday, highlight them and then cross them off the bottom list.
  6. See how quickly you can solve this printable word search for Thanksgiving!


Using this print function on this card will print a Thanksgiving word search puzzle that fills about 3/4 of an 8 x 11 sheet of paper.

To fill the entire page, choose "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting, or use the link in the post above and print using the browser print feature.

A free Thanksgiving word search printable puzzle with the word "Thanksgiving" at the top, and a word bank at the bottom with 25 words that are symbols of Thanksgiving.

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