How To Make Family Friendly Outdoor Thanksgiving Games

Get ready to add a dash of fun to your Thanksgiving festivities with homemade games that will have your family and friends laughing and bonding.

This tutorial will walk you through creating two exciting and engaging outdoor activities: Candy Corn Bowling and Candy Corn Ring Toss.

These Turkey Day games are sure to bring a playful twist to your holiday celebrations. So, let's roll up our sleeves and prepare to have a blast this Thanksgiving!

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For Candy Corn Bowling:

For Candy Corn Ring Toss:

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Upcycle plastic bottles for these Thanksgiving games

Candy Corn Bowling

Homemade bowling alley with a pumpkin twist

1. Prepare the Containers

Remove the labels on your upcycle plastic containers.

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Spray the center of each container with orange spray paint.

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Coat the bottom with yellow spray paint.

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Let them dry completely.

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2. Set Up the Bowling Lane

Use large pumpkins at the ends of the bowling lane.

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Create bumpers on the sides using pool noodles and small pumpkins.

Pumpkin patch bowling alley

Arrange the containers as pins, just like a bowling alley.

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3. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Bowling Game

Grab a kickball to use as your bowling ball.

Candy Corn Ring Toss

Candy Corn Bowling and Ring Toss games

1. Paint Cones

For that candy corn look, spray paint the bottom of two sets of cones with yellow spray paint.

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Spray the tops with white spray paint for a candy corn appearance.

If you desire crisper lines, use painter's tape.

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Let the cones dry.

Setting Up Candy Corn Ring Toss Area

2. Set Up the Bowling Pins

Position the cones creatively, either spread throughout your yard or on mini hay bales for height variation.

Glow sticks bracelet-sized

3. Make the Rings

For this candy corn toss game, use glow sticks for the rings.

Crafting glow stick rings for candy corn ring toss

Bracelet glow sticks can be connected for larger rings.

Small ring made from glowing bracelet

Leave the bracelets small for a challenge.

Find inspiration for your Thanksgiving celebration

Check out our comprehensive guide on DIY Thanksgiving Decorations for unique ideas to make your holiday extra special.

Candy corn ring toss

Outdoor Thanksgiving Games Tutorial

Now that you've crafted these engaging outdoor Thanksgiving activities, it's time to put them into action.

Create some lasting memories this Turkey Day with these fantastic games. Give them a go and let us know how your family and friends enjoyed them in the comments below.

Happy Thanksgiving gaming!

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