Fun Ideas for the Thanksgiving Kids Table

Thanksgiving Table set with food with family surrounding the table | Ogden, UT

There’s an awful lot to think about when you’re hosting Thanksgiving, including how you will keep the little ones happy and occupied while the adults are feasting and conversing. Use these fun ideas for how to decorate and prepare a Thanksgiving children’s table so that your youngest dinner guests have a great time this holiday.

Coloring Pages

 Nothing passes the time while waiting on desert like a little festive coloring. Print out some Thanksgiving-themed coloring pages for your kiddos ahead of time, and fill a few jars with different colored crayons that you can leave at the table. You can even take the creative space one step further by covering the kids table with a paper table cloth, inviting kids to draw and color right on the table.

Crafts that Inspire Gratitude

Set out an “I am thankful for…” book and invite kids to draw pictures or write sentences about what makes them feel gratitude. Alternatively, you can cut out leaf shapes from construction paper ahead of time, and invite the kids to write what they’re thankful for on each of the leaves. When finished, you can hang the leaves up with string creating a nice, homemade Thanksgiving decoration.

“Give Thanks” Centerpiece

As you’re picking out festive dinnerware and placemats for the kids table, remember to make an equally festive centerpiece. This is an easy do-it-yourself option and you can even invite the kids to help you make the “Give Thanks” centerpiece.

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Skiing in the mountains

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Powder Mountain

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Snow Basin

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Indoor Winter Activities for Kids

Family Winter Activites

Kids love playing in the snow in the winter, but when the temperature is below zero, you have to bring them in from the cold sometime. When you do, having a range of indoor winter activities for kids will keep them busy and let you stay in where it’s warm!

Crafts they’ll have fun putting together

Kids love making crafts, so get your supplies out and get started on some winter-themed crafts. Toilet paper rolls, construction paper, and foam cups make great materials for cardboard polar bears and penguins, printable winter wonderland scenes, snowmen, and more.

Treats and snacks they can help make

It’s a great learning experience for kids to help out in the kitchen, and they’ll have even more fun when they’re making candy or a favorite snack.

Experiment with icy blue rock candy, stir up some hot chocolate with whipped cream made into snowflake shapes, or cut a tortilla into a snowflake and dust it with cinnamon and sugar. You can even just add decorations to premade snacks like string cheese.

Homemade toys they’ll play with for hours

These crafts might make a mess, but is there anything more kids love than messes? From homemade slime to play-based clay, there are tons of squishy substances you can easily make at home.

One of these is play snow, perfect for when there’s no snow on the ground and your kids still want to build a snowman. Baking soda and shampoo or shaving cream will form fake snow that kids will be putting their hands in for hours.

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