Thanksgiving Kids Table Ideas

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One of my favorite traditions for Thanksgiving is setting up a fun table for all the kids to enjoy. We always have a big crowd at our house for Thanksgiving and I have to set up extra tables. Today I’m share some fun ideas for your Thanksgiving Kids Table this year!

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One of my favorite traditions for Thanksgiving is the Kid’s Table. It’s a table decorated just for the youngest members of the family – say 10 years old and under.

In our house, Thanksgiving Dinner takes place around three or four o’clock in the afternoon. Needless to say, if the kids are not occupied with activities, waiting for dinner to be ready can be a challenge! Plus, I love it when the kids walk into the room and see the special table just for them. They get so excited!

Thanksgiving Kids Table @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Thanksgiving Kids Table @ AVirtuousWoman.org

At my Thanksgiving Kid’s Table, I like to provide activities, decorations, and more just for the kids! Here are some ideas you might like to use:

  1. Cover the table with brown paper (such as paper grocery bags cut up or packing paper) and provide crayons for the kids to decorate their “tablecloth.”
  2. Have the children make the center piece, place cards, and napkin rings. Then, they can help set their table and make it pretty!
  3. Provide Thanksgiving coloring sheets and crayons or markers.
  4. Offer easy to assemble crafts such as Pilgrims hats and Bonnets or Native American Headdresses.
  5. Have the children decorate place mats that you print. Cut them out and glue to orange or brown construction paper. Then decorate the table with them.
  6. Make fun turkeys for kids to take home after dinner is over.
  7. Don’t forget to provide some fun desserts for the kids, too!

The Thanksgiving Kids Table

Every year I decorate a table with fun treats and activities for all of the kids who come to thanksgiving and they look forward to it so much! We have a large family and there’s always a big passel of kids in my house for Thanksgiving Dinner. Kids often get bored waiting for the food to cook while all the grownups sit around and talk {or stand in the kitchen in work}. So, providing a few activities to keep the kids busy while they wait is a great way to make the day fun and memorable for them. Plus, having a party atmosphere and a special table just for the kids makes them feel special!

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Table Ideas

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  1. Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Decor @ Spaceships and Laserbeams
  2. Kids Table Ideas @ Spaceships and Laserbeams
  3. The Perfect Kids Table Decorations @ Spaceships and Laserbeams
  4. Thanksgiving Placemats @ Jinxy Kids
  5. Printable Bible Verses @ Creative Kids
  6. Thanksgiving Conversation Starters @ Five Spot Green Living
  7. Thankful Centerpiece @ Handmade Kids Art
  8. Thanksgiving Haystack Name Cards @ Mom Endeavors
  9. Drumstick Surprise @ Mom Endeavors

Crafts

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  1. Pinecone Turkey Craft @ One Creative Mommy
  2. Dressed Turkeys @ One Creative Mommy
  3. Thanksgiving Vocabulary & Coloring Pages @ Juggling Act Mama
  4. Pipe Cleaner Turkey @ Mess for Less
  5. Turkey Toilet Paper Roll Craft @ Crafty Morning
  6. Turkey Rocks @ Crafty Morning
  7. Bottle Cap Turkeys @ Crafty Morning
  8. Turkey Cone Craft Hats @ Crafty Morning

Activities

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  1. Thanksgiving Turkey Snack @ One Creative Mommy
  2. Thanksgiving Word Search @ Jinxy Kids
  3. Thanksgiving Coloring Page @ One Creative Mommy
  4. Thanksgiving Bingo @ Juggling Act Mama
  5. Thanksgiving Do-a-Dot Printables @ Crystal and Comp
  6. Fall I Spy Bottle @ Something 2 Offer
  7. Thanksgiving Mad Libs @ Amy’s Wanderings

Treats

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  1. Thanksgiving Teepee @ Pre-K Pages
  2. No Bake Acorn Cookies @ Mission to Save
  3. Popcorn on the Cob @ Mom Endeavors
  4. Turkey Veggie Tray @ Mom Endeavors
  5. Gobble Gobble Ding Dong @ A Mitten Full of Savings

Books to Read

  1. The Story of the Pilgrims
  2. If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620…
  3. Mayflower 1620: A New Look at the Pilgrim Voyage
  4. Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
  5. Eating the Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners
  6. Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl
  7. Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy
  8. The Very First Americans
  9. Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
  10. Sarah Gives Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday

 

More Ideas for Thanksgiving

 How do you make Thanksgiving memorable for the kids? What family traditions do you love most?

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