Thanksgiving is known for a number of things. The turkey, the parades, Black Friday. But Thanksgiving is also known for its ability to bring family members together.
Many family member differ on their opinions on politics, relationships, and priorities. This can lead to awkward and sometimes heated discussions at the dinner table. If you have relatives who you know will cause an issue with their dinnertime discussions, try one of these four games during dinner to make everyone happy!
GUESS THE THANKFUL COMMENT
I don't know about you, but it is tradition in my family to go around the dinner table and announce what you are thankful for. Instead of doing this the traditional way, have your family members write down what they are thankful for (NO POLITICAL COMMENTS ALLOWED). Once they are done, but all of the notes into a hat and pass it around the dinner table. The drawer will then have to guess who said what!
A THANKSGIVING TRIVIA GAME
Trivia is always fun, especially if you have prizes for the winners. There is an easy-to-use website called Kahoot where you can make your own custom trivia games or even choose from some that others have made. You can sign up and make trivia games for free!
You can make your trivia questions about the history of Thanksgiving, about your family members, or a combination of both! Your family, if you use Kahoot, can use their smart phone's web browser to play.
A TABLE SCAVENGER HUNT
"WHO KILLED THE TURKEY?" MURDER MYSTERY
Halloween may be over, but you can always turn your Thanksgiving Dinner table into a murder scene. The victim: the turkey! Give out cards that say "innocent" and one or more that say "guilty" and give everyone their own persona.
Your guests must spend the evening questioning one another about who they are and what their relation to the turkey is. Who would have a reason to kill the turkey? Have fun with it!
I hope that one or more of these games will help keep your family dinner fun and care-free this year. Do you have any game ideas? Drop them below!
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