• The Thanksgiving Kids Table

    thanksgiving kids craft
    Thanksgiving is just a month away but we’re already thinking about all the delicious food, decorating, and entertaining we’ll need to do to prepare. I used to hate having to sit at the kids table, but with plenty of kid-friendly activities and decor it can be more tempting than the adult table! Today we’re sharing some details and 2 simple DIY activities at the kids table in partnership with Pier 1 Harvest Collection.

    thanksgiving kids craft

    Brought to you by Pier 1 Imports

    thanksgiving kids craft

    First, the table centerpiece. I love using a combination of reusable seasonal items you can pack away and pull out each year and then mix them with natural items like gourds, pumpkins, wheat, fruit, and wild flowers. For the seasonal items we used the yummy smelling harvest apple candle,  some pretty rustic woodland candles, an adorable natural woven pumpkin, natural looking rustic woodland potpourri (the wood and acorns, I think my favorite item), and fall leaves from Pier 1. Their colors are perfect and I could mix and match so many of the Harvest items for a fall dinner and then Thanksgiving as well. I paired the seasonal items from Pier 1 along with natural wheat and corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins, and wild flowers.

    thanksgiving kids craft

    For placemats, we made some some personalized ones with kraft paper, a chalkboard marker, and fall colored markers.

    1. First we traced a plate and drew the utensils on the side, adding some decorative leaves. Then we added some color details with markers in fall colors.


    Each child’s placemat is personalized with his or her name.

    thanksgiving kids craft

    At the kids table, provide a small jar with markers and colored pencils. While they wait for dinner to be served, they can draw on their placemat plate what they’d like to eat from the items being served. Or they can write what they’re thankful for this Thanksgiving.

    thanksgiving kids craft

    One other small detail that can be a good busy activity for kids table is a cereal necklace threading activity. We used whole grain Cheerios and some natural string. We added a small piece of tape on the end of each string to make it easier for the child to thread. I love the natural fall colors of the cereal with the table setting. Leave a jars of cereal with string as part of the centerpiece!

    thanksgiving kids craft

    thanksgiving kids craft

    Time to eat! Wouldn’t you prefer to sit at the kids table this year for Thanksgiving?


    1. Friday Favorites | Cupcakes and Commentary said… October 30, 2015 4:08 am

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    2. Heather and Melissa said… October 13, 2015 10:52 am

      Such a lovely table! Hope those kiddos appreciate it! 🙂

      Love your blog! We are from Portland and are looking forward to meeting you this week at the Kettle Brand Field Trip!!! Have a safe flight, and welcome to Portland.

      ♥Heather and Melissa

    3. Paige said… October 13, 2015 9:31 am

      This kids table is gorgeous! You did an amazing job!


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