Thanksgiving Kids’ Table

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Hosting Thanksgiving is a big undertaking! Keep the Thanksgiving Kids’ table low maintenance and fun with these resources! I want the kids to have memories of comfort food, laughing with cousins, and the warmth when they think about their childhood Thanksgivings. I also want the adult to be at ease knowing kids are having fun and not not breaking any dishes! I try to create a space where kids want to be. With a fun kids’ table the adults can enjoy a great meal and conversation. Here are the resources I use for a fun and easy Thanksgiving kids’ table.

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Setting a thanksgiving table for kids

Setting The Thanksgiving Kids’ Table:

At my family Thanksgivings we always had a “kids table.” For some reason when we were young it sounded like some sort of punishment to be there. As we got older we slowly realized the kids table = the fun table. Even some of the fun aunts and older cousins would volunteer to sit with us. Start with my favorite beautiful but affordable table cloth from Amazon. This tablecloth comes in many other beautiful patterns and prints. There are also many different size tables that can be used throughout the year. They have some block prints and floral designs that look very high end. My daughter loved helping to “fancy things up” with this gold cutlery We added these precious paper plates and napkins from My Mind’s Eye .

Kid's Thanksgiving place setting

Activities for the Thanksgiving Kids’ table:

These activity/ coloring sheet placemats are as cute as they are fun! The tablecloth version has countless games of tic tac toe, word searches and plenty of turkeys to color. Plain brown butcher paper works perfectly too and makes for the easiest possible clean up. Add some crayons or washable markers and consider your table set! We also pull out some classic toys such as the wooden triangle peg game (Like at Cracker Barrel!!!) – it’s quiet, it’s fun and feels like a novelty when saved for special occasions like this! The world’s smallest game of Jenga also fits the bill for being small, not making noise, and loved by all ages.

Thanksgiving Gratitude tree

Thanksgiving Gratitude Tree

It’s one thing to be grateful.
It’s another to give thanks.
Gratitude is what you feel.
Thanksgiving is what you do.
– Tim Keller

There are so many benefits of practicing gratitude throughout the year but during this special time it is especially important. Holidays can be full of family, memory making, and comfort food. They can also come with some stress and a mile long to do list! Help the kids in your life (and yourself) remember and be thankful for everything we do have this year with a gratitude tree. You could really use any small tree (I have also seen some really pretty gratitude trees made from branches like this one) I keep this little tree out and use it at Christmas as well. There are a lot of little leaf cut outs available on Amazon or Etsy or you can easily make your own.

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving. When your guests arrive and see your Thanksgiving Kids’ table everyone might want to sit there. Set it the night before for less stress the day of! If you are still looking for what to wear to Thanksgiving check out the list of Classic Holiday Dresses here!

The photos on this post were taken by the fabulously talented Maddy Mallory Photography.

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