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.
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.
For placemats, we made some some personalized ones with kraft paper, a chalkboard marker, and fall colored markers.
Each child’s placemat is personalized with his or her name.
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.
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!
Time to eat! Wouldn’t you prefer to sit at the kids table this year for Thanksgiving?
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>
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