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Crosswords, Jigsaw Puzzles and Other Games For Children

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It's that time of year when families get together and celebrate the bountiful harvest. Here are some Thanksgiving puzzles and games to keep the kids amused and occupied.

Thanksgiving Word Search Puzzles

Word games like word search puzzles are a great way for kids to improve their word power, spelling and vocabulary. These free printable Thanksgiving Word Search Puzzles for Kids all have timely themes related to pilgrims, turkeys and harvest time. What better way to keep the kids quiet and entertained on the drive to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving Day dinner?

Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzles

One way to keep your youngsters occupied and having fun during this busy time for families is for them to solve crossword puzzles based on Thanksgiving customs, foods and history. From easy to challenging, these Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzles for Kids are a painless way for kids to practice their spelling, enhance their word recognition skills, and acquire new Thanksgiving vocabulary.

Thanksgiving Jigsaw Puzzles

Piecing together jigsaw puzzles is a fun way for children to develop eye-hand coordination and to enhance their spatial awareness. Visit Thanksgiving Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids for easy to challenging jigsaw puzzles featuring pumpkins, turkeys, horns of plenty, Pilgrims and other "Turkey Day" themes.

Thanksgiving Maze Puzzles

Solving maze puzzles has a number of benefits for young children, among them improving a child's ability to concentrate and his capacity for strategic planning. Kindergarteners and children of primary school age can also hone their counting skills as well as test their powers of observation with these free Thanksgiving Mazes, Hidden Picture Puzzles and Dot-to-Dot Games.

Thanksgiving Anagrams and Cryptogram Games

Word jumbles, also known as anagrammed words, can help young readers enhance their reading skills. To solve these word puzzles, children must be able to identify individual letters as well as posess enough vocabulary to recognize the unscrambled word. At Thanksgiving Word Scrambles and Cryptograms, you'll find seasonal word scrambles as well as cryptograms that, when solved, spell out a holiday message.

Spot the Difference Games

These games can often be found in magazines and books for young readers. Devoting time to solving these puzzles will help improve your child's patience and level of attentiveness. In our online Thanksgiving Spot the Difference Game, you need to find the seven differences between the two pictures. But you have to beat the clock! If you prefer a print-friendly puzzle, you can print out the Pilgrim Spot the Difference.

Thanksgiving Memory Games

Memory is a skill we use every day and also one of the easiest mental processes to train. Start improving your memory today with a Thanksgiving version of Concentration, the classic memory game. There are two levels of difficulty and you can race against the clock! For a printable version of Concentration to play with fellow humans rather than a computer, follow one of the links below.

Thanksgiving Sudoku Games

Sudoku is a simple, captivating puzzle which promotes logical thinking. It doesn't require mathematical skills, only logic and concentration.
  • Easy Thanksgiving Sudoku Game - This very easy sudoku puzzle uses 2x2 boxes in a 4x4 grid. Thanksgiving images such as a Pilgrim's hat and a turkey are used instead of numbers. Print only.
  • Regular Thanksgiving Sudoku Game - Here's an online sudoku game using the standard 9x9 sudoku grid. Images of live and roasted turkeys, Pilgrims and Indians replace the usual numbers 1 to 9.
Finally, you can test your wits against the computer with this Online Thanksgiving Tic-Tac-Toe Game, or noughts and crosses as this game is known in the UK and many British Commonwealth countries. Betcha can't win one!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day weekend. Happy puzzling!

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