19 Kids Thanksgiving Day Table Ideas


A fun way to make Thanksgiving Day special for kids is to plan and decorate the kids table.  There are so many fun activities, crafts, and printable decor to not only make their Thanksgiving dinner table ultra fabulous but lots of fun.

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Thanksgiving Day Kids Table

Thanksgiving for Kids

1.  Thanksgiving Kid Table Crafts ~ Lisa Storms has designed a cute Thanksgiving kids table that is completely DIY.  From the pilgrim hat crayon holder to the pumpkin pie tin filled with a pre dinner snack, the kids Thanksgiving table will keep them entertained before, during, and after Thanksgiving dinner.

Kids Thanksgiving Table

2.  Kids Thanksgiving Place Setting ~ Here is a printable utensil holder so perfect for the kids Thanksgiving table! Great because it’s also a coloring activity to keep the kiddos busy for a few minutes before or after the feast! All you have to do is print and set out some colored pencils!

Kids Thanksgiving Table

3.  Activity Thanksgiving Table ~ Cover a small table with butcher paper. Draw a circle where each plate will go. Write a “to-do” list next to each spot, and provide crayons or colored pencils so pint-size diners can mark off items as they eat.

Thanksgiving Table for Kids

4.  Thanksgiving for Kids ~ I designed a crafty little Thanksgiving table to occupy the children and make them excited to have their own little place to eat.

5.  Pilgrim Boat Treat Holder ~ Since the pilgrims sailed the ocean blue over to the Americas how appropriate are these adorable boat treat holders. With this fabulous tutorial you’ll be able to create your very own set of these cute place settings!

Thanksgiving Table for Kids

6.  Free Kids’ Thanksgiving Table Printables ~ Set of free Thanksgiving table printables to make your next kids’ table as special as the adult table, but a lot more fun.  The set includes printable decorations, Thanksgiving crafts for kids, and printable coloring pages.

Kids Thanksgiving Table

7.  Pilgrim Napkin Rings ~ Take your guests back to the first Thanksgiving with these fun photo napkin rings that double as place cards.

8.  Thanksgiving Place Cards {template} ~ Have you started thinking table decor yet? If not, here is the perfect place card template and tutorial for you.

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

9.  Peanuts Thanksgiving Feast {Charlie Brown Thanksgiving} ~ Here is a post featuring a Peanuts Thanksgiving feast for kids! From the food to the decor to the kids costumes this post is packed with inspiration on how to create a feast of your own for your kiddos!

Thanksgiving Gathering Activities for the kids

Thanksgiving Day Activities for Kids

10.  Yarn Gratitude Turkey ~ Teach your children how to give thanks this Thanksgiving by having them write what they are thankful for on a paper feather.  A fun craft activity you can do while dinner is cooking.

Thanksgiving Day Activities

11.  Kids Thanksgiving Table Game ~ Just like Columbus and his crew crossed the ocean in search of the new world, so can your kids with these little boats made from milk cartons and powered by balloons.

Thanksgiving Day Activities

12.  Thanksgiving Guess Who Game Printable ~ Here is a festive way to entertain your family before or after the big feast! Perfect for the whole family to play together, this Thanksgiving Guess Who is a fun take on the classic game! All you have to do is print, cut out and gather the players!

Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

13.  I am Grateful For Activity and Coloring Page ~ If you are looking for a great printable activity to give your kids on Thanksgiving, look no further! This is a great post with a downloadable coloring page! All you need to do is print!

Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving Day Crafts

14.  Paper Pilgrim Hat and Bonnet ~ These paper hats get kids into character as Pilgrims on Thanksgiving day.  They also make make a sweet and stylish statement at the holiday table.

Thanksgiving Day Crafts for Kids

15.  Fall Gourd Turkeys ~ The kids can make them, you can decorate with them, use them for Thanksgiving place cards, or just keep little hands busy at the craft table.  These cute little turkeys are made from gourds and doilies, but you could substitute Fall leaves that the kids have collected from the front yard.

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

16.  Indian Headdress ~ Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without paying homage to our fellow Native American friends. So what better way than to have your child make their own colorful Indian headdress.

17.  Oreo Turkey Place Card Holders ~ Gobble gobble!  That’s probably what will happen as soon as your guests see these adorable edible turkey place card holders.

Thanksgiving for Kids

Thanksgiving For Kids

18.  Gobble Gobble Painting {Kids Craft} ~ Let your kids make their own decorations for the Thanksgiving kids table.  These cute mini turkey paintings, made from a your child’s thumb and finger tips, are perfect place cards for the table and can even be taken home as party favors by the kids parents.

Thanksgiving Banner

19.  Thanksgiving Banner to Color {Thanksgiving Coloring} ~ Here is a printable banner that is both a great way to keep your kids busy for a little while and a piece of holiday decor! Print it out, set out some crayons and your kids will love to color it all in! A festive piece of memorabilia!


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