Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which also means, for a lot of us, a family get together where there will definitely be a kids table. The kids table at holidays is a place full of laughs and silliness between the youngest ones of a family. It also could be a place to keep all the kids entertained while things like cooking and watching football are in full force among the grown-ups. With that being said, there should probably be some fun things going on at the table to keep the kids occupied and ensure their holidays are memories they cherish and look back on as they get older. Of course, the kids will be eating off our Cheeky plates, but there should also be some fun activities going on. We’ve got a few ideas that we’re sure will give the kids table a fun time this Thanksgiving!
First is the table setting. There should probably be a table cover down on the table, knowing that something is sure to get spilled. It’s always fun to draw all over a table cover so markers are a key item at this table. On top of the table covers placemats are also a good idea. We have two ideas for placemats. The first is a coloring page placemat because what kid doesn’t love to sit and color? The second is the drawing of a place setting, where the best option could be brown paper with the the outlines of plates, napkins and silverware drawn on. This will help teach the kids how a table is set for these kinds of parties.
Download our Cheeky Kids coloring placemats here!
Next up is the activities. If you take a Cheeky Kids cup, flip it over and cut out the bottom you can turn it into a pilgrim hat and fill it with crayons. This way they can use these to color the table cover or extra coloring pages that are there. If you want to use our cups simply for drinking out of, you can make them fun by turning them into the Mayflower. All you have to do is put a white piece of paper around the straw and stick it in the drink.
Another fun activity is photo booth props. Whether the kids have a camera or not, they will think it’s fun to put masks on, turning into a turkey or a pilgrim, and be silly.
To get in the spirit of thanks, a “thank you tree” is also always a good idea. To remember that there is something more to the holiday than eating yummy food and watching football, the kids can write something they are thankful for on paper leaves, and tie them to a paper tree. You can even try a Turkey on the Table!
Besides these fun things to do, it is essential for every kid to know the classic hand turkey craft. All they have to do is put their hand on a piece of paper, trace it, and color it like a turkey. Then they can show each other their turkeys and see how different they are.
Between all of these activities and of course the eating, the kids should have a great time at the kids table catching up and playing with their loved ones!