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.
Because there are:
- 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.
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
- You can have your copy center print these place-mats larger, or print regular size at home or copy center – your choice.
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:
- We looped grosgrain ribbon from the rope
- Then decorated the clothes pins with stick-on foam shapes.
- After that it was simple to clip on the items to the ribbon.
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
4- Anything the kids can use to decorate the sack to make it their own would be really fun.
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
Here is a view of the kids table with a place mat.
- I tied the plastic fork and spoon to the napkin like the one with this HARVEST PLATE AND NAPKIN SET using a piece of twine
- Set out a Plastic cup WITH a LID (if you haven’t used these with kiddos you are missing out! They will save your sanity)
Don’t forget the straws:) I really like these individually wrapped straws to keep on hand, and they work great with these cups.
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:
2- colored pencils
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
For another craft, you might have the supplies out for the kids to make this easy and fun Kids Craft Thanksgiving Wreath HERE
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
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.
Copyright Carrie Groneman, 2015, 2018
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