Thanksgiving Day is just a few days away and many of us will have lots of children sharing the holiday with us. Part of being prepared is having several activities available to keep the kids entertained so that the adults can socialize and eat!
The kids table can be very simple or as extravagant as you want, keep in mind though the ages of children that will be sharing the holiday with you. I have put together a few activities that would be perfect for a kid’s table this year.
1. Homemade Play Dough – This play dough uses ingredients you are likely to already have in your pantry. It makes a large batch and only takes a few minutes. This can be prepared the night before with a few cookie cutters to entertain the kids.
2. Kid Friendly Full Place Setting – This is one of my favorite ideas on the web complete with free printables from Alpha Mom. This set allows your child to color and create their own place setting. All you need to do is print everything out and prepare crayons for all your pint size guest and you are all set.
4. Mayflower Theme – Check out this great set of free printables that is all related to the mayflower. These could even be mixed in with some of the other sets that I have shared. The more activities to have on stand by for kids the better.
5. Kid’s Crafts – It’s always best to have a craft ready to go. This cute craft can be done by even the youngest of kids with a few pine cone’s and pipe cleaners.
6. Turkey Bingo – How about having a rousing game of bingo, even the adults could get involved in this one!
Those are a few of my favorite kid friendly activities. What are your plans for the kid’s table this Thanksgiving? Be sure and checkout Recipe Lion’s Thanksgiving e-Cookbook for more ideas!
Kristy Still is the creator of Mommy Hates Cooking, wife to a loving husband and mother to an energy filled toddler. She realized after her son was born that her cooking skills were going to have to go up a notch to keep healthy food on the table for her family. There was only one problem, she hates cooking. She ended up making the decision to start her own blog as an attempt to find motivation and share her trials with others. To learn more about Kristy be sure to check out her featured foodie profile on RecipeLion.
For even more fun ideas for the kids this Thanksgiving, check out these festive crafts from our friends at FaveCrafts.com. With easy to make place settings like this, the kid’s will surely love sitting at their own table. Another fun idea, create these cute Thankful pins for the whole family to show off what you’re thankful for this year. ~ Sarah (RecipeLion Editor).