Did you grow up doing an adult table and a kids table for Thanksgiving? It’s a fun way to get the kids together and have a bit of peace and quiet for the adults (more or less ;). While the yummy meal is always the star of the show, here are some creative ways to add some panache to the kid’s table for Thanksgiving. I’d love to hear what you’ve done too! Add yours to the comments!
Thanksgiving table ideas for kids
I’m a big fan of the kid’s table for Thanksgiving and I love the idea of making it a celebration and a memorable experience. You can achieve this with some cute decorations, games, and activities. And guess what? We’ve got them all! Plus, I’ll include some jazzy accessories to go with it all.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Table idea
This printable Thanksgiving Day parade theme by far our most popular for Thanksgiving. While I think it would be super fun for any table for Thanksgiving, it’s a pretty appropriate one for the kid’s table. Especially if you watch the parade that morning too–how fun would that be?!
We even have a printable taxi for name cards, which you can also use for the adult table.
Thanksgiving activities for kids
The focus of Thanksgiving is the meal, so let’s focus on the table! This Thanksgiving printable coloring placemat is a fun and decorative idea that also provides some entertainment. Set out some colored pencils or markers and let the kids go wild!
We also have this turkey dinner printable coloring placemat. So cute!
Thanksgiving games for kids
After the meal, provide some of the games for kids–they’ll have a ball! We have printable Bingo cards, Mad Libs, and Would you Rather?.
A festive idea for the kid’s table is to add in a boatload of Thanksgiving inspired paper garlands. We even added in some “gobble gobble” signs at the chairs! Use your craft cutting machine to speed up the time!
Paper bag turkey centerpiece
A fun craft project to make with the kids is this paper bag turkey that you can fill with popcorn. I mean…too cute!
Pie Crust decorations
Let the kids add some food coloring to the pie crust! I love these plant-based food coloring variety packs too, which make it that much safer!
Here are some fun ideas to add to your table:
I’d love to hear what your ideas are for the kid’s table for Thanksgiving! What has worked for you?