Thanksgiving is that special time of year reserved for family and friends. While parents are busy preparing the Thanksgiving dinner, keep children occupied with Internet activities that are child-friendly, safe and totally free.
The following websites offer a wide variety of holiday games and activities that are kid-safe and non-violent. From online matching and memory games, to silly Thanksgiving coloring projects, these 10 online computer activities are guaranteed to entertain children of all ages for hours.
1. FunSchoolKaboose.com Turkey Flibriks
Turkey Flibriks is a fabulously fun online game that tests the player’s memory, speed and accuracy skills. To play, find the matching tiles without letting the tiles hit the bottom of the game area. Earn bonus points by finding two matches in a row. Look for the specially marked wild cards for extra points.
2. PrimaryGames Turkey to Go
To play, move “Turkster” the turkey with the mouse to collect all his loose feathers before time runs out. Catch the falling corn for extra points and bonus but make sure to avoid the flying fork. Complete all five levels and Turkster is allowed to return to Turkish society!
3. BlackDog4Kids Thanksgiving Turkey Match Game
To play this holiday matching game, click on 2 cards to find an exact match until all the matching cards are located. Once all the matches are located, a hidden message will be revealed.
4. BillyBear4Kids Pin Tail Feather on Turkey
This traditional game-with-a- twist can be played either online or can be downloaded onto a Windows computer. To play, pin the feather on the hidden turkey in the empty box. Active X must be installed in order to play.
5. KidzPage Spot the Difference
To play Spot the Difference, compare the two identical pictures and find the hidden differences before time runs out.
6. BillyBear4Kids Tic-Tac-Toe
Play against the computer in this simple Thanksgiving tic-tac-toe game.
7. HomeSchooled-Kids.com Mr. Pumpkin Head
Similar to the classic Mr. Potato Head, this silly game inspires creativity. To play, design Mr. Pumpkin Head by dragging his ears, eyes, and other facial features to the empty face. Requires Internet Explorer 4 or higher.
8. KidsCom Turkey Drop
To play this silly game, click Hungry Harry and move the mouse to catch the cooked turkeys. Pay close attention because the turkeys drop faster and faster and make sure not to eat the live turkeys! The more cooked turkeys are eaten, the higher the score. Requires Macromedia Shockwave Player (free download)
9. FunSchoolKaboose Thanksgiving Coloring Game
This Thanksgiving Coloring Game provides users with two different options. First, color the picture online by choosing the desired picture. Use the online ink dropper and click the area to be filled with color, the print out. The second alternative allows users to print the outlines only, then fill in the picture with crayons or markers.
10. Lost Jungle Hangs Giving Dinner
Players have nine chances to guess the holiday word in this free flash hangman game. Hangs Giving Dinner can be played online, or can be downloaded and installed to the computer hard drive.
As the weather turns colder and winter settles in, children will spend more time indoors and online. Let them join in on the holiday spirit by playing these totally entertaining online Thanksgiving games.