Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving: Getting Kids Involved!

Thanksgiving is just a week away! It’s one of my favorite holidays. Halloween and all the candy and costumes are behind us and there’s no need to buy presents! I have started trying is get my kids involved with the Thanksgiving preparations. While it’s hard to have them help with everything, I love getting them involved with the things they can do. And they love it too! Here are some ideas we are thinking about trying out this year!

Thanksgiving Themed Craft Table
I love the idea of a kids table during dinner, but what about the times where the adults are still talking around the dinner table and the kids are done and ready to play. We started setting out a table with art supplies and a craft that the kids can do by themselves and it was a hit! I like to line the kids table with paper and add crayons at the very least. And if I have more time, then prepping an art project is definitely a great way to get kids involved with celebrating Thanksgiving! Mess for Less’s has 50 Turkey Thanksgiving Crafts for the craft table! I also really love the idea of this cute turkey crayon holder from Hoosier Homemade!

Making Table Decorations
Table decorations are great to make for some pre-Thanksgiving art projects! Handprint table runners using fall colored paint, turkey place cards or this cute thankful turkey can make any table more festive! And they are a great way to get the kids involved and excited for Thanksgiving!  

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes That Kids Can Make
I love having my kids help with a couple of dishes during Thanksgiving! So many great recipes out there are kid friendly to make! My kids love to help stir and create a dish that they know our friends and family will enjoy. With Pinterest just a click away, it’s easy to find kid-friendly dishes that kids can easily make! These Pumpkin Cups from Sheknows Chef Mom are a great option for a quick and healthier dessert option that kids can easily help with! 

For more ideas like these, check out our “Thanksgiving!” Pinterest Board!  

I’m always looking for new ideas! I’d love to hear about your ideas for getting your kids involved with the Thanksgiving preparations too! What do they love to help with?