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Thanksgiving Kids Table: 25 Crafts, Activities, and Games for Loads of Fun

This year, the kids will be begging for a seat at the Thanksgiving kids table. We’ve collected the best Thanksgiving crafts and activities for you to create a fun and engaging space that we know the kids will love.

Thanksgiving kids table ideas that will keep the younger ones at your Thanksgiving dinner happy and entertained. You'll find kids table decorations, printable Thanksgiving placemats and activity sheets, plus simple Thanksgiving kids crafts.

Thanksgiving Kids Table Settings

Some kids may initially scoff at the idea of having to sit at a kids table (raises hand, yes, my kids would absolutely be defensive about the idea). The idea here is to make their special table as appealing as possible so that they know the table is meant for their enjoyment. Check out these ideas for inspiration for your own Thanksgiving kids table.

1.  Simple Thanksgiving Kids Table Setting for Two

These adorable balloon turkeys are the real stars of the show in this simple Thanksgiving table setting from Design Improvised.

Recreate this Thanksgiving kids table setting, complete with adorable turkey ballons, for a special spot the kids will love.


2.   DIY Thanksgiving Kids Table Setting

Use kraft paper and toilet paper rolls to recreate this beautiful and simple table setting.  View from the Fridge shows how to create the DIY turkey napkin holders that help pull the whole theme together.

Grab a roll of craft paper and toilet paper rolls and create an adorable Thanksgiving Kids table.


3. Bright and Colorful Thanksgiving Kids Table Setting

Design Dazzle created an eye catching table setting for their kids table with colorful decor. They’ve got printables for the Thankful sign, goodie bags, and more.

Lots of kids table decor and printables here. Kids will be begging to sit at this bright, colorful Thanksgiving kids table.


4. DIY Felt Turkey Crayon Holder

This felt turkey crayon holder is super-simple to make. Skip to my Lou has the pattern and it’s as easy as cutting it out and putting it together. Don’t worry if you don’t sew. Try a bead of hot glue instead and you’ll still have great results.

This felt turkey crayon holder is super easy to make. If you don't sew, try using a thin bead of hot glue where the stitching should go. Use these on your Thanksgiving kids table for guaranteed smiles from the kiddos.


5. Thanksgiving Treat Table Setting

I love this whole Thanksgiving kids table that covers all of the details, from the turkey juice box covers, sweet treat and printables. The kids will love this!

You’ll have no trouble getting the kids to the table if you have these adorable turkey whoopie pies greeting them at their seats. See Fun Squared for more fun Thanksgiving kids table ideas.

6. Thanksgiving Kids Table Decor Inspiration

This gorgeous kids table was created by the good folks over at Lia Griffith. You can get lots of ideas for your own kids table from this setting, such as the wine cork turkeys and the copper mugs with straws. There are lots of little details that make this a total stand-out. Plus, the printables are available to download if you become a member.

This Thanksgiving kids table is absolutely beautiful and sure to please. Click over for more kids table ideas.

Thanksgiving Kids Table Crafts

These Thanksgiving kids table crafts will keep little hands and minds busy while waiting for the main event. Since the kids will be eating at the same table, I really tried to stick to crafts that are simple with easy clean up.

7. Brown Bag Turkey Hand Puppet Craft

Brown bag puppets are a classic and Richmond Mom really pulls it off with these adorable paper bag turkeys. You can have these ready for your pint sized guests to put together at their own special kids table.

Easy Thanksgiving kids craft. Put the supplies for these turkey handpuppets on the Thanksgiving kids table to keep little hands busy.

8. Simple Turkey Spoon Craft

Hooked on Pinterest shares this adorable plastic spoon turkey kids craft. Have the materials for this craft handy at your Thanksgiving kids table for kids who need a little something to keep them busy for a just a few minutes while they wait for dinner to be served.

This simple Thanksgiving kids craft is the perfect activity to include on your Thanksgiving kids table.


9. Paper Plate Turkey Headband Craft

I am in love with these adorable turkey headbands from Pink Stripey Socks. You can have these ready to go at the kids table and use them in your table settings. I guarantee the kids will be thrilled to see these at their table. Or, you simply provide the materials and instruction and let the kids have fun making their own!

Use these to decorate your Thanksgiving kids table, or as a simple Thanksgiving craft for the kids.


10. Easy Origami Turkeys for Kids

The absolute best part of these turkeys is the colorful fan tail. For smaller kids, it might be best to go ahead and make the body for them and let them color and fold their own fan for the tail. This is another one of those projects that can do double-duty as as festive Thanksgiving kids table decor and a simple activity for kids at your gathering. See Creative Family Moments for the folding instructions.

Older kids can make these simple origami turkeys themselves, but younger kids will love finishing off the turkey's fan-tail.


11. Printable Thanksgiving Playdough Mats

These playdough mats from Tot Schooling will definitely keep preschoolers and other small kids entertained this Thanksgiving. Keep the mats an assortment of Fall-colored playdough at your kids table for a little extra fun.

Need to keep the little ones busy while they wait for Thanksgiving dinner? Download and print these playdough mats for a fun Thanksgiving kids table craft for preschoolers.

Printable Activity Sheets & Placemats

Placemat activity sheets are lifesavers when there’s a little bit of downtime and kids are stuck at their seats. Choose one from below that suits your needs best based on your kids ages, abilities, and interests.

Printable Thanksgiving Activity Bundle:

12. Printable Kids Placemats

Activity sheet Thanksgiving placemats from My Sister’s Suitcase.

Printable Thanksgiving Activity placemat for Kids Thanksgiving Table

13. Thanksgiving Placemat Coloring sheet and Acitivity Sheet Combo

Download and print this kids Thanksgiving activity sheet placemat from Sweet Rose Studio.

Download and print this Thanksgiving placemat activity sheet for a funThanksgiving kids table.

14. Set of 3 Thanksgiving Kids Table Coloring Sheet Placemats

These placemat sized coloring sheets from  Ella Claire Inspired are available as a free download for your kids this Thanksgiving.

Printable Thanksgiving placemat and activity sheet. Print these out for your Thanksgiving Kids Table.


15. Free Activity Placemat Printables

Planes and Balloons shares these boredom busting Thanksgiving placemat activity sheets for you to download and print.

Use these printable Thanksgiving placemat activity sheets for your Thanksgiving kids table this year. Click over to see all of the Thanksgiving kids table ideas.

16. Printable Thankful Coloring Sheet

These printable Thanksgiving placemats are fun to color and help kids reflect on what they’re thankful for this year. These are available for download at Be Different Act Normal.

Use these sweet, simple printable placemats for your Thanksgiving kids table. More kids table ideas on the blog.

17. Colorful Thanksgiving Printable Placemat

Fun Squared is offering this bright, colorful activity sheet placemat with plenty of fun for your Thanksgiving kids table.

The kids will love sitting down at the Thanksgiving kids table with these super fun printable placemat activity sheets. Click over for more Thanksgiving kids table ideas.

18. Activity Table Covering

This giant, table-sized activity sheet is seriously awesome. You can buy the files for this as part of a larger printable kit at Caravan Shoppe.  Then, sit back on Thanksgiving and enjoy watching all your kids, and kid-guests gathered around their kids’ table and working together to color and decorate. Don’t forget to get some pictures of the effort.

This table-sized sheet doubles as a table covering and Thanksgiving kids table activity sheet. See the blog for more kids table decor and ideas.

Check out these other Thanksgiving Printables from Fun Loving Families:

Thanksgiving Word Search

Click here to download the Thanksgiving wordsearch printable and answer sheet! The free printable is a fun Thanksgiving kids activity. #thanksgiving #thanksgivingprintables #kidsactivities #printablesforkids

Turkey Coloring Pages for Thanskgiving

turkey coloring pages for thanksgiving

Count Your Blessings from A to Z Printable

Count your Blessings from A to Z printable Thanksgiving activity for kids

Thanksgiving Kids Table Games

These fun games and activities will make sure your kids have lots of laughs and make memories together at their own table. And, they’ll proved some mess-free fun for your gathering.

19. Printable Thanksgiving Jokes

Print these jokes from  Southern Mom Loves for the kids to enjoy together. I like the idea of tucking a few jokes into each kid’s napkin setting so they can go around and take turns sharing their jokes.

Printable jokes pack for Thanksgiving. Place tuck these in your table settings for lots of fun and laughs at the Thanksgiving kids table.

20. Thanksgiving Printable Mad Libs

Who doesn’t have a memory or two of cracking up over a silly Mad Libs they did as a kid? Keep the laughs going at the kids’ Thanksgiving table this year and head over to My Sister’s Suitcase for this free printable that you can download and print at home.

Print out a bunch of these for the kids to do over and over on Thanksgiving. Keep some at the kids table, too.

21. Easy Thanksgiving Game for Kids

Keep this game at your Thanksgiving kids table for the kids to play while they wait for dinner. This game is fun for all ages, and simple enough for preschoolers.

If you need a game that’s simple enough for preschoolers but still fun for the bigger kids, then this Turkey Feathers Thanksgiving game from The Idea Room might be just what you need. If your kid knows numbers and colors, he can play this game. Keep this handy at your Thanksgiving kids table to help fill in any time gaps and keep the kids from getting bored.

22. Printable Thanksgiving Bingo Game

If you have enough kids at your Thanksgiving party, you should definitely check out this printable Thanksgiving Bingo from Crazy Little Projects.

Keep this Thanksgiving bingo game around for the kids to play at the kids table.

23. Printable Thanksgiving Joke Teller

Fortune teller? Cootie catcher? What do you call this paper-folded game that we’ve all made at some point? (I’d seriously love to know for my own curiosity!) Anyways, whatever you call it, Bren Did has some Thanksgiving-themed joke tellers for the kids to use and enjoy this Thanksgiving. Be sure to sprinkle a few at your kids table and then listen for the laughs and giggles throughout the day!

Printable Thanksgiving Fortune teller with jokes. Super fun to have at the kids table for kids to tell each other jokes.

Also be sure to checkout our collection of Fall Handprint Crafts for lots of turkey handprint craft ideas!

These are the best Thanksgiving kids table ideas. I love the table settings and simple kids activities to keep the kids from getting bored. #thanksgiving #freeprintables #kidscrafts #thanksgivingdinner












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