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Keep the kids entertained this Thanksgiving with these free printable place mats and activity sheets.  They’re a life saver when your elbow deep in mashed potatoes.  Print a few for your pre-meal prep or leave a pile on the kids table along and buy yourself a few more moments of adult conversation!

Thanksgiving Placemat
My Sister’s Suitcase

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2013 Turkey Trots

October 26, 2013 · 0 comments


Thanksgiving is looming on the horizon.  Bring on the turkey, the stuffing, the apple pie, and the… running?  For those of you looking to your race on this Thanksgiving, here are the Turkey Trots planned throughout Massachusetts this month!  {keep reading…}


It seems like yesterday was Halloween, yet Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Time to get started on your turkey day menu, and why not start with the best part, dessert!  This year, in addition to the traditional apple, pecan and pumpkin pies, why not add some fabulous cupcakes to the dessert table?


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It’s almost turkey time!  If your day involves cooking and kids, a bit of juggling (and patience) is in your future.  While you’re chopping, dicing, basting and mashing in the kitchen, keep little hands busy with these kids Thanksgiving printables.   Place them on the kids table or use them as pre-meal activities!

1.  Fun Activity Pages & Placemats

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Subway Art is perhaps the easiest way to change up your home’s seasonal display.  Whether you’re decorating your mantle, sideboard, hallway or counter, just download, print, throw it in a frame and you’re done!  There are so many FREE options available online from some very talented people, you’re sure to find one that suits your style and space!  Check out what we found in our searches:

Thanksgiving Subway Art Printable from Hopscotch Studios Design

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Planning and setting the kids table for Thanksgiving is both fun and necessary in our house for the adults to enjoy a quiet{ish} meal on Turkey Day.  Keeping little hands occupied both before and during dinner is well worth the time it takes to put together a fun centerpiece and print off a few activity pages!  Here are a few ideas I’m using for inspiration this year:


  1. Pinecone Turkey Crayon Holder from Catch My Party
  2. Activity Placemat from
  3. All About Me Placemat from Better Homes & Gardens
  4. Printable Turkey Trivia Cards from Alphamom
  5. Make Your Own Hat Station from


  1. Fruit Gobbler from, a cute – edible appetizer or centerpiece for your kids’ table.
  2. Sailboat Treat Holders from Sleek Shindigs – Fill with pretzels or nuts for pre-dinner snacks, or sweets for an after meal treat.
  3. Paper Bag Turkey from One Charming Party (This was our kids centerpiece last year, it was so cute I needed to post again!)


  1. Turkey Cupcakes from Amazing Moms
  2. Acorn Cupcakes from Little Page Turners
  3. Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies from TomKat Studio
  4. Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats from – We made these last year, they were a big hit with the kids and SO easy to make.

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