Everyone Wants to sit at THIS Kids Thanksgiving Table

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A special table for kids at Thanksgiving with crafts, activities and treats
Creating a kids Thanksgiving Table

Kids Thanksgiving Table

Everyone WANTS to sit at THIS Kids Thanksgiving Table.

That’s what I decided I was going to have at my own house when I grew up.

See, when I was a kid, being banned to the ‘kids table’ was not a good thing in the eye’s of every kid I knew.

The setting was uninteresting and generally considered a punishment.

It also meant my sisters and I would annoy each other out of nothing to do, fidgeting, while smelling the delicious aromas coming from the much anticipated food.

So when I became a mom, and now a grandma, I created  Everyone Wants to sit at THIS Kids Thanksgiving Table

A table that everyone WANTED to sit at. 

WHY?

Because there are:

  • Crafts
  • Activities
  • Treats just for them
  • Things to keep the kiddos busy so they weren’t bored
  • Best of all, they are entertained, meaning YOU get to enjoy the day too!

I have lots of ideas you can choose from such as the Indian Head Dress, the Pilgrim Cups, a Thanksgiving Wreath, or make all of them available!  Links for these are in the post below.

A wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving would also be to learn about Squanto and his important role in Thanksgiving.  I have a link HERE that gives the story, and a link HERE for a Family Time-Family Home Evening Lesson (FHE) about him.  

story of Squanto's life and how he helped the pilgrims

And if you’re looking for a way for the family to show GRATITUDE I have the perfect idea HERE

Looking for a great project or gift?  This Kids Hand Print Turkey Apron is PERFECT!  click HERE for the post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Everyone Wants to sit at THIS Kids Thanksgiving Table

These  KIDS COLOR-IN THANKSGIVING PLACE-MATS were created just for YOU to have on the table with some crayons are a great place to start to keep little hands busy. 

  • You can have your copy center print these place-mats larger, or print regular size at home or copy center – your choice. 
Thanksgiving Kids oriented Table
Everyone Wants to sit at THIS Kids Thanksgiving Table

 

My handsome hubby Stan made that very cool rope swag hanging from the fireplace (I have to brag it looks so awesome) to hang the different crafts from. 

If you’d like to make your own, this is what we did:

I didn’t want it a ‘free-for-all’ causing the pieces and crafts to be a jumbled chaos and mess.

This way, the older kids, or the adults can give the younger kids one activity at a time.

OPTION: Put clipped items in a basket for ease

This JUTE would work terrific, just watch the weight and the number of items you can hang for the location you are working with.

 




 

On the table:

1- Each kiddo gets a NICE CRAFT SACK with HANDLES

2- picture for them to color if you want to print one off

3- or give them these awesome type of stickers  or check out these vintage style stickers, they would be great too. 

4- Anything the kids can use to decorate the sack to make it their own would be really fun. 

 

Thanksgiving Kids focused Table
Everyone Wants to sit at THIS Kids Thanksgiving Table

The purpose of the sack gives them a place to keep their crafts and things, so when it’s time to go home, it’s all together and everyone is happy:)

I’ll give your links below of the Headdress Headband and the Pilgrim Cups

Kids focused Thanksgiving Table
Everyone Wants to sit at THIS Kids Thanksgiving Table

 

Here is a view of the kids table with a place mat.

Don’t forget the straws:) I really like these individually wrapped straws to keep on hand, and they work great with these cups.

 

 


A treat cup for kids and adults for Thanksgiving made to look like a Pilgrims hat from a paper cup
Pilgrim Hats made out of paper cups and embellishments

How great are the awesome Pilgrim Cups HERE! 

They are fun to make and can be filled with munchies for the kids or chocolate treats for the adults as a take home gift!

I filled them with:

1- crayons

2- colored pencils

3-  Goldfish Crackers

3-  mini pretzels 

4- and  healthy munchies for the kiddos to snack on while waiting for the main meal.

 

 


 

This Indian Head Dress is  fun to make.

You’ll find the instructions are HERE

Indian head band made from paper and feathers
Indian Head Dress

For another craft, you might have the supplies out for the kids to make this easy and fun Kids Craft Thanksgiving Wreath HERE

A fall thanksgiving wreath for kids and toddlers to make
A fun wreath kids can make for fall

We like to do a service project on Thanksgiving day as a way to think of others. With little ones sometimes it difficult to come up with an idea that they can participate in.  However, I have one for you that they will enjoy doing and that is wanted and needed by the recipients.   You’ll find it HERE

Kids making posters

 

Giving the children a place ‘all their own’ with fun things to do, makes the holiday, or any day, more special  and meaningful for them.

It brings a stronger bond and relationship withing the entire family and definitely makes the day more relaxing for you since the small ones are entertained.

A special table for kids at Thanksgiving with crafts, activities and treats
Creating a kids Thanksgiving Table

 

Copyright Carrie Groneman, 2015, 2018

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10 Comments
  1. Janine Huldie says

    I absolutely love this idea and my mother-in-law is doing Thanksgiving this year, but on that side alone their are 9 children at the kiddie table. Definitely going to try to see if we can do something like this for them now. Thanks Carrie 🙂

    1. Carrie Groneman says

      They will love having something to do Janine and it will be such fun memories for them, and the adults since they can visit while the kiddos keep busy, lol.

  2. Phyllis says

    Thanks so much for including my Thanksgiving Games for Family Fun in your post! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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    1. Carrie Groneman says

      Grandparentsplus.com I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to include your amazing blog in my post. Your site is bursting with so many wonderful ideas for families. Everyone, head over and check out their site, you will love it!!!

  3. Tasha says

    Neat ideas Carrie! The Indian Head Dress reminds me of being a kid and making those in grade school. Almost nostalgic!

    1. Carrie Groneman says

      Oh, I can still remember the smell of the paper sacks, glue and crayons as we made our Indian vests, head bands and other Thanksgiving crafts. I’m right there waxing nostalgic too Tasha:)

  4. Melinda says

    CArrie, you are the best! I wanna sit at your kids table!!

    1. Carrie Groneman says

      You come on over Melinda, the kids would love it and so would it:)

  5. Jess says

    This looks so cute! I love how it turned out!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Carrie Groneman says

      So glad you like it Jess, always look forward to your party.

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