Are you wondering how you will keep the kiddos busy during turkey day? I have a fun pair of printable Thanksgiving Mad Libs to keep the little pilgrims entertained for a few minutes while the food is cooking.
The great thing about Mad Libs are that they are fun for everyone! In our family, even the Teenage Thing enjoys helping to complete these silly fill-in-the-blank stories. Of course, the Little Monster and I enjoy them too! In fact, we have so much fun with Mad Libs, normally Santa picks up a book or two for our stockings. However, before we get to Christmas, we need to get through Thanksgiving, so getting back on track…
You can download the pair I made by clicking the link below. Both stories will print on one page. I recommend using a paper trimmer to split them in half. The only other thing that you will need is a pencil or pen to fill in the blanks.
Printable Thanksgiving Mad Libs: Instructions for Playing
If you have never played Mad Libs below, it’s super simple. You need at least two people: one person to fill in the blanks, and one or more players to provide the words. Each blank has a prompt telling what type of word is needed (i.e. noun, adjective, verb). The players providing the words do not see the story, so the end result is usually very goofy! After all the blanks are filled in, the story gets read out loud.
We couldn’t wait until Thanksgiving to take the stories for a spin! Our reason: we had to make sure they were good! Just call us Mad Lib beta testers – wouldn’t that be a great job! :)
In the first story, “The Turkeys Hatch a Plan”, the turkeys in our story were worried that they would end up as chocolate milk stew on Thanksgiving Day. Although they first planned to hide from Farmer Dad by dressing up like cougars, they resort to hiding in Donald Trump’s basement.
In the second story, “A Picky Eater at Thanksgiving”, someone makes pterodactyl noises to get out of eating their applesauce. Chaos ensues when applesauce and cherries land in the green bean casserole.