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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

How To Keep Your Kids Entertained During Thanksgiving Dinner

Love the idea of having the family and your friends over to your house this year for Thanksgiving but don't know what you'll do with ALL of those kids? Today's post is filled with creative ideas to keep kids busy and having fun during Thanksgiving dinner so you and your guests can relax and actually enjoy your meal!

Cover the "kids table" with butcher paper and let them decorate it with crayons from Pepper Design Blog

Let the kids put together their own Harvest Blessings Mix from Family Crafts

Give them turkey finger puppets as party favors or let them make their own from Martha Stewart

Why not try chalkboard place mats from La-T-Da?

Give each kid a Lego Turkey and let them build to their hearts content!

Fill Them In Tale from Family Fun

Free Activity Page from Family Fun

Thanksgiving Bingo from Family Fun

Let them make Playdough Turkeys from The Crafty Crow

Let everyone make a wish on a faux wishbones

Very Clever "Nuts About Thanksgiving" Table Ideas And Activities 

Try a Candy Apple Station like this one from Savy Scoop

Give the kids  "turkey toes" from No Fuss Fabulous as a party favor. Then why not have them count how many are in their jar!

All About Me Portrait from BHG

Pilgrim Dress Up Idea from Gala Girl. Wouldn't it be fun to have the kids act out the story of Thanksgiving all dressed up?!

Teepees and Turkey Puppets from The Celebration Shoppe. For younger kids you could also build a life size teepee to let them play in too.

I am Thankful Notes from Bing Note

Let the kids assemble Harvest Buddy Finger Puppets 
like these ones at Celebrate Everyday

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Wishing you an enjoyable and stress free Thanksgiving!


  1. I love all of these ideas. This year I'm going to try the Candy Apple Station and the kids table with crayons and butcher paper. Fun. Thank you.

  2. I'm definitely doing the butcher paper table cloth, fab idea! And I think a play dough turkey might happen too. :) Thanks for the ideas!

  3. I love these ideas! I am bookmarking this one and will be back!

  4. Great ideas! I'm definitely going to use a few!

  5. Such cute ideas! Thanks for rounding them all up, it save me so much time.


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