You’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and as guests start to arrive, you do a mental rundown: turkey’s in the oven (check), rolls are golden brown (check), the table setting is Pinterest worthy (check).

But the gravy still needs to be made and the pies baked.  There’s whipped cream to “whip up,” and the baby is still in his pajamas!  How do you keep family and friends entertained while the finishing touches are put in place?

Da, da, da-Dah!  Our new exclusive Thanksgiving Mad Lib printable!  Get ready for some fun times and laughs ahead.


We’ve once again teamed up with the talented Chickabug to bring you this fun, interactive Thanksgiving mad lib that all guests can enjoy.  Grab the kids AND the adults because everyone’s input will create the perfect mad lib.  This printable is FREE for HowDoesShe email subscribers, so if you haven’t yet subscribed to our weekly newsletter, don’t wait any longer!

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Once you’ve subscribed, you’ll be able to download and print this one-page mad lib for each guest.

 If you’re attending Thanksgiving elsewhere, help the hostess out by bringing this game along.  Not only will you score major bonus points, but you’ll get the party started in a fun and festive fashion!

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Display them in the entry-way with a mason jar full of pencils that guests can grab as they come in.  Or set one at each place setting and use them as conversation starters.  You could also use them after dinner while everyone makes room for your prize-winning pumpkin pie!

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Are you ready to access this and more of our exclusive FREE printables?  Great!  Enter your email address below and then click GO!

Simply sign up for our mailing list, and this set (along with all of our other FREE printable sets) will immediately be sent to you.

We send an e-mail once a week, updating you on our creative posts. Don’t worry, we treat our e-mail subscribers right. We pinky promise to never EVER sell your e-mail address.

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If you’re already a HowDoesShe email subscriber, thank you!  Check your email for our latest newsletter which will include the link and password for this new Thanksgiving Mad Lib.  And make sure to read each week’s newsletter for more freebies and great ideas!madlib008 copy

We’ve created quite the collection of exclusive free printables over the past couple of years.  We hope you are enjoying them all!  Every last set was designed by the one and only chickabug.  We are so lucky to have her on our team.  Make sure to visit chickabug’s shop for all your printable needs. From personalized party printables for your children to holiday stickers, Chickabug has you covered.  Not to mention that she is seriously the most talented designer on the planet.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Here is to making some hilarious mad libs and some lasting memories!


    1. November 19th, 2013 at 11:29 am
      Jennifer says:
      Thank you for always being so generous with your beautiful printables! I am very grateful! You help me put that extra special touch to everything, which makes my son feel extra special! Thank you again!
    2. November 19th, 2013 at 5:16 pm
      rebecca marshall says:
      Hi, Everytime you have a printable I cannot print it. I am subscribed. What is the problem?
    3. November 19th, 2013 at 8:49 pm
      Kathy McGraw says:
      Tried to download games and it says not active and to let u know. Hope you can help. Thanks so much.
    4. November 20th, 2013 at 9:17 am
      laurie says:
      Help! I can't figure out how to print the Thanksgiving Mad Libs.
      • November 23rd, 2013 at 9:34 pm
        Nicolette says:
        Laurie, are you already a newsletter subscriber? If not, you can sign up above. Every week our newsletter contains a link and password to all our exclusive free printables. If you can't find a previous newsletter, email me at [email protected] and I can help you.
        • November 24th, 2013 at 4:45 pm
          Shelley says:
          [email protected] ;)
    5. November 20th, 2013 at 7:54 pm
      Colleen Howard says:
      love you ideas and looking forward to family and friends for the holidays to share them with.
    6. November 22nd, 2013 at 10:48 am
      Shelly Scott says:
      I am already a subscriber and would like to download the thanksgiving mad lib but didn't get an email with the link and password. Help!
      • November 23rd, 2013 at 9:31 pm
        Nicolette says:
        Hi Shelly. You may want to check your spam or junk folders. Our last newsletter was sent on Tuesday the 19th. If you still can't find it, email me at [email protected] and I'll send you the newsletter again.
        • November 24th, 2013 at 4:45 pm
          Shelley says:
          [email protected] ;)
    7. November 22nd, 2013 at 11:32 am
      Gsyl Chrysler says:
      I also cannot access the Thanksgiving ModPodge. What can you do to help?

      • November 23rd, 2013 at 9:32 pm
        Nicolette says:
        Hi Gayl. Have you already signed up to get our newsletters? If so, they are emailed to you weekly. You may want to check your spam or junk folders for the last newsletter that came out Tuesday the 19th. If you can't find it, email me at [email protected] and I can help.
        • November 24th, 2013 at 4:45 pm
          Shelley says:
          [email protected] ;)
    8. November 23rd, 2013 at 9:53 am
      Elaine says:
      Thanks for the Thanksgiving mad lib!
      I am a speech-language pathologist at a middle school. and used it this past week with some of my small groups. It works best if those coming up with the words don't see the mad lib first. I also didn't tell them it was about Thanksgiving. I made a couple of changes - for "person" , I said "famous person"; for some of the nouns relating to food, I said "animal"; for adjectives relating to emotions, I said "emotion adjective" (happy, sad,delirious, excited). After they gave me the words, I had each student read a part - they loved it! A couple of students asked for a blank copy to take home.
    9. November 23rd, 2013 at 1:24 pm
      Jennifer says:
      I (like several others) am having problems downloading and printing your cute thanksgiving printable. What am I doing wrong?
    10. November 24th, 2013 at 7:44 pm
      Jeanette says:
      I am looking forward to the Thanksgiving mad libs.
    11. November 25th, 2013 at 10:08 am
      Wendie says:
      I have tried 3 different times to sign up for your newsletter but the link on the email you sent to confirm my subscription doesn't work~ Is there something else I can do to sign up?
      • November 25th, 2013 at 7:08 pm
        Nicolette says:
        Hi Wendy,
        I just checked the links and they should be good. We send two follow-up emails containing the link to our free printables. Double-check your email and if you're still having problems, email me at [email protected] and I'll send you our last newsletter. Thanks!
    12. November 25th, 2013 at 4:00 pm
      Cindy Viehdorfer says:
      Can't wait to see what all is available and get the newsletters
    13. November 26th, 2013 at 2:50 pm
      Shelly Wilkerson says:
      I am a subscriber but I have not seen your newsletter with the Thanksgiving Mad Lib in it. It looks like so much fun and would love to use it at my dinner! Could you please send it to me again?
      Thank You!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
    14. November 30th, 2013 at 9:18 am
      Nicky says:
      Thanks! This was a hit at my husband's family Thanksgiving!
    15. October 28th, 2014 at 8:58 pm
      Marcia says:
      I don't know how to get it to print either. Already subscribed.
      • October 29th, 2014 at 9:03 am
        Katie says:
        Check your email, I'll send instructions. Thanks!
    16. November 20th, 2014 at 3:40 pm
      Dena says:
      already a subscriber but I am not able to download the thanksgiving madlibs.... HELP!!!!!
      • November 20th, 2014 at 10:30 pm
        Katie says:
        Hi check your email soon, I'll send instructions. Thanks!
    17. November 23rd, 2014 at 5:34 pm
      Jenn Lewis says:
      I'm a subscriber but haven't seen an email come through for downloading - can you help? Thanks so much!
      • November 24th, 2014 at 9:47 am
        Katie says:
        Yes, check your email soon for some help. Thanks!
    18. November 25th, 2014 at 7:33 pm
      Linda S. says:
      Already a subscriber--please send the free printable.
    19. November 25th, 2014 at 9:12 pm
      Sonja says:
      Can't get the Thanksgiving Mad Lib to let me print. Please help
      • November 26th, 2014 at 3:09 pm
        Katie says:
        Check your email soon. I'll send instructions thanks!
    20. November 3rd, 2015 at 5:26 pm
      julie szep says:
      I would love to view the madlibs for Thanksgiving. That sounds like fun!
      • November 6th, 2015 at 2:36 pm
        Katie says:
        Are you subscribed? Once you're subscribed you'll receive links to all the printables. Thanks!
    21. November 4th, 2015 at 6:01 am
      Tammy says:
      This looks like so much fun!
    22. November 10th, 2015 at 10:19 am
      Joy says:
      I keep trying to join the list to get the free printable but I keep getting lead to an error page.
      • November 12th, 2015 at 1:20 pm
        Katie says:
        I was able to get you subscribed. Thanks for your support!
    23. November 12th, 2015 at 1:02 pm
      Cindy Brinkmann says:
      I've tried for two weeks in a row to sign up for your newsletter and it keeps giving me the message that it can't process my request and to try later. I do and I continue to get the same message. Help!
      • November 12th, 2015 at 1:15 pm
        Katie says:
        So sorry about that! I was able to get you added. Watch for emails coming soon with more info!
    24. November 14th, 2015 at 10:47 am
      Glo says:
      I'm trying to sign update for emails, it won't let me. Please add me on the list, I would love to receive the Thanksgiving printouts. Thanks
      • November 16th, 2015 at 10:20 am
        Katie says:
        I was able to get you subscribed. Watch for an email of all the details coming soon! Thanks!
    25. November 16th, 2015 at 9:06 am
      Connie says:
      I have tried twice to sign up and it tells me I have to try later? From reading the comments it seems I'm not the only one! Help, I would like to have the Mad Lib Thanksgiving printable. Thanks
      • November 16th, 2015 at 9:59 am
        Katie says:
        Hi Connie- I was able to get you subscribed. Watch for the email with all the details coming soon! Thanks!
    26. November 21st, 2015 at 7:54 pm
      Vickie says:
      I have subscribed at least a dozen times and have never ever gotten a link to any of your free printables, and yes I have checked my spam folder...I never make comments on blogs but am wondering what is wrong
      • November 23rd, 2015 at 1:07 pm
        Katie says:
        Check your email, I just sent you details.
    27. November 21st, 2015 at 8:50 pm
      Jenn says:
      I have been trying to subscribe and check out your Mad Libs printable, but it keeps telling me to try again later. Help??? I wanted it for a gathering tomorrow, if that is possible. Thanks!
      • November 23rd, 2015 at 12:59 pm
        Katie says:
        Watch for an email coming soon! Thanks!
    28. November 24th, 2015 at 9:12 am
      Sue says:
      I am unable to sign up to your newsletter. The links are not currently working. Thanks
      • November 24th, 2015 at 3:17 pm
        Katie says:
        I was able to get you subscribed. Watch for an email with details coming soon! Thanks!
    29. November 24th, 2015 at 10:47 am
      Denise says:
      I am a subscriber too and have tried every which way I can to download this adorable printable without any success - can you please help?!
    30. November 24th, 2015 at 10:52 am
      Shana says:
      Love this--looks great and would love to use it with my daughter's class party, but am also having trouble getting the subscribe to stick. Any way you can add me to the list?
      • November 24th, 2015 at 3:16 pm
        Katie says:
        I was able to get you subscribed. Watch for an email with details coming soon. Thanks!
    31. November 25th, 2015 at 6:30 am
      Patty McClure says:
      Would love to do this
      • November 25th, 2015 at 10:16 am
        Katie says:
        Patty, watch your email for details on accessing the free printables. Thanks so much!
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