Play: Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Decoration and Game Ideas
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, perhaps you’ve realized that while you have the meal all planned out (did you use this really great meal planner?), there’s nothing planned for decoration and other festivities?
Fear no longer. Here are some great ways to Thanksgiving-fy your house, as well as provide some entertainment for the kids on the big day.
1. Thanksgiving Placemats
2. Turkey Favor
Have kids fill up baby food containers with leftover Halloween candy, put on the eyes, nose and gobble, and then cut out a bunch of feathers that each kid can write on while the finishing touches are being done on the food. Guests have a favor to bring home afterwards and the kids have a craft to occupy their time- win, win! Thanks, toddler approved, for this fun idea!
3. Roll-a-Turkey Game
How cute is this? Remember that game, Cooties? Well, this is a paper version of that, but with a turkey. Bonus for this one: all ‘ya gotta do is print this. No set-up, no special supplies. Let’s be honest, we like these kind of activities.
4. Tic Tac Turkey
A classic game with a thanksgiving twist. Easy and cheap to make using craft foam.
5. Leaf Banner
While this one from NoBiggie
is totally crafty, you could also easily go to the Dollar Tree and buy
fabric leaves, and then stencil (or use a giant alphabet sticker) the
6. Food Centerpiece
Fill a glass bowl with cranberries, nuts, or unpopped popcorn, put in a candle, and you have a cute centerpiece that includes the food theme!
7. Place Setting
This isn’t creative, but in case this is your first time entertaining, Simplified Bee gives some helpful hints in tablesetting. They also include a kids version too, to help your younger ones begin to learn how to formally set a table.
8. Clay Leaf Napkin Ring
Use ovenbaking clay, press in an impression on a real life, wrap it around a toilet paper tube to get its shape, and bake in the oven. Easy Peasy and really cute!
Hoping your Thanksgiving is filled with friends, family, food, and lots and lots of thankfulness. Praise God for his lovingkindness– so much to be thankful for this week.