Lend Me A Hand – Thanksgiving Edition

Lend Me A Hand Thanksgiving Edition is exactly like the original version found on Hollywood Game Night, but now the clues are Thanksgiving themed. We love it because there is not set up, minimal planning and it’s tons of fun!

PREP TIME – 3 Minutes (if you choose to do your own clues)

ITEMS NEEDED – List of Items to Act Out (suggestions below)

GAME TIME – 10-15 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS – Divide into two teams


While Hollywood Game Night plays one quick round of Lend Me A Hand, you can play multiple 60 or 90 second rounds depending on how much time you have.

To start, each team will need to select two people. One person will be in front and place their hands behind their back. The second person will stand behind them and act as their arms by sliding them through to the front. (see picture above)

Note: To avoid awkward situations, we suggest that you have a guy in front.

Once they are in position, they will be given a clue that they must act out to their team. The key is that the person in front can not use their hands and the person in back can not use their face to help the team (only their hands) guess.

Some Thanksgiving categories and clue suggestions are:

Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Apple Pie
  • Corn
  • Drumstick
  • Knife
  • Napkin
  • Pumpkin
  • Rolls
  • Stuffing
  • Table
  • Turkey
  • Casserole (bonus)

Thanksgiving Traditions

  • Cowboys (bonus for Dallas Cowboys)
  • Family
  • Football
  • Friends
  • Lions (bonus for Detroit Lions)
  • Parade
  • Pray
  • Shopping
  • Nap
  • TV
  • Charlie Brown (bonus)

If they are successful, they receive a point and move to the next clue. They can also pass on clues (set a max number of 2) without losing points. You can then come back to those if there is time left.

For the next round, select two more actors for each team. Whoever has more points at the end of all the rounds is the winner!


1. Have some music in the background and a clock showing the countdown. It provides a little extra drama.

2. Personalize some clues to get a bigger laugh and make it fun for your group.

3. Take some videos and post them on social media for everyone to see!

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