Enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a festive twist! Grab your Free Printable Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Bingo cards for a fun-filled holiday activity.
One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade every year. I even call the day Macy’s Parade Day, it’s my own little made up holiday that I love.
The 3 hour long parade can be a bit long for some to sit through so a fun way to make it more interactive is to play Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Bingo.
Kids and even adults can play this fun game and race to fill their cards first. And the best part is this can keep people busy while cooking and other prep is being finished up.
How Play Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Bingo
This bingo game is a lot of fun and even young kids can play thanks to the photos on the cards. Here is how to play:
1. Print the free printable Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade bingo cards.
You can download 5 different parade bingo cards to pass out to family members. There are 5 different cards but it’s okay if some have the same card, they still have to pay attention to find the items! Or you can buy the 15 Thanksgiving parade bingo cards pack for just $5 to get 10 extra cards.
You can also laminate the cards so you can use them year after year and won’t have to worry about any spills ruining someone’s card.
2. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Once everyone has their bingo cards ready to go it’s time to watch the parade. The parade starts at 8:30 am/cst on NBC. You can also stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade if you don’t have cable.
3. Cross off the items you see.
As the items on the cards appear on the parade be sure to cross them off your card. You may have to watch closely to find some of the items! The first person with 5 in a row wins! Or if you want to keep it going play until someone has their whole card filled.
The cards were created by checking what parade balloons and floats will be featured to make sure the items will be in the parade at some point. Each card has a different group of items. Here are the items featured on the cards.
- Ice Cream
- Gingerbread House
- Rocking Horse
- Candy Cane
- Christmas Sweater
- Christmas Tree
- Winter Scarf
4. Prize ideas for the winner.
Having prizes for the winners can also be a fun new tradition. Here are some ideas for prizes:
- $5 gift card
- Christmas candy
- Christmas book
- Christmas ornament (The Macy’s Star ornament would be a great option!)
- Winner doesn’t have to help with dishes
- Winner gets to get food first
Get creative with the prizes and make this everyone’s favorite new tradition this year. Plus it will help stop some of the “is dinner ready yet” questions!
Free Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Bingo Cards
Don’t forget to get your bingo cards! You can print off several copies and keep them in your Thanksgiving planner until you are ready to use them.
There are 5 different cards but you can use as many as you’d like. I recommend printing them on cardstock or laminating them to help them hold up but regular paper can also work.
To get your free bingo cards all you need to do is sign up below to get them delivered straight to your inbox so you can start using them right away.
Don’t forget if you want more than 5 free cards you can buy the 15 Thanksgiving parade bingo card pack for just $5!
Have fun with your bingo cards and enjoy the parade!