Creating a Fun Thanksgiving Kids Table

November 15, 2011

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:

KEEP THEM BUSY GROUP

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

MAKE IT CUTE GROUP

  1. Fruit Gobbler from FamilyFun.com, 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 FamilyFun.com – We made these last year, they were a big hit with the kids and SO easy to make.
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More kids table tips: 

  • Supply {washable} crayons, either in a central container or at each place setting.
  • Use a large piece of butcher paper as your tablecloth.  Kids can doodle during dinner, and you won’t care if they spill.
  • Leave a small pumpkin at each kids place setting for them to color as they wish.
  • Print out Thanksgiving themed coloring pages to have on hand while you’re doing food prep or for mid-meal coloring.

Want more ideas?  Check out our Setting the Kids Thanksgiving Table post from last fall!

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