Thanksgiving Activities for the Kids’ Table

Looking for some ways to enjoy a little uninterrupted adult conversation and maybe some eggnog this Thanksgiving? I’ve got lots of fun activities to keep your little ones entertained! Prep these Thanksgiving activities for the kids’ table, then kick back and enjoy a hot cup of coffee!

Fall PlayDoh Tray

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Fall PlayDoh Tray

PlayDoh trays keep LG entertained for so long! We add several colors of PlayDoh, cookie cutters, tools, and prompts for her to start with. But her imagination keeps her going and going! This activity is sure to give you tons of uninterrupted time to catch up with family.

Nervous about PlayDoh making its way through the house? Spread out a disposable table cloth for your tray to sit on. Then, toss is at soon as your kiddos are finished to contain any mess!

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Puffy Sticker Wreath

We LOVE puffy sticker crafts! Every month or season, LG and I make a trip to Hobby Lobby to find some new ones. They’re perfect for lots of activities – from coloring sorting to counting! For this activity, we used the stickers and a piece of cardstock to make a Fall wreath! This would make a great kids’ table activities for your kiddos!

LG and I got this adorable idea from my friend Jayme at Teach Talk Inspire! You have to give her a visit!

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Construction Paper Crafts

In October, LG and I discovered how much fun we could have with torn construction paper! To make these, I simply inserted clipart as large as I could on the page. Then I outlined each part of the image with the color I wanted LG to match with her construction paper. She loved getting to glue the pieces down!

To help make things a smidge easier for those of you who don’t own clipart, I’ve made 4 pages that are ready for you to print and place on your kids’ table! CLICK HERE to grab these craft templates!

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Oatmeal and Dishes

Fall Sensory Bins

Y’all HAD to know I would be including some sensory bins in this post, right?? I can’t do without them!! They can be as simple or as intricate as you’d like! To stick with the basics – fill a bin with your favorite filler (like dry beans, oatmeal, or pompoms), toss in some seasonal treats, and add some scooping tools. Your kiddos will be entertained for so long!

CLICK HERE to find more Fall-themed sensory bin ideas on the blog!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the fabulous turkey sensory bin above from Gabrielle at Teaching Special Thinkers!

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Coloring Books

Never underestimate the power of a brand new coloring book, y’all. LG has been loving this one that I bought from Krista at Creative Clips! My favorite thing about buying digital coloring books like this one is that I can print it for LG over and over again!

CLICK HERE to find this coloring book in Krista’s TpT store!

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Store Bought Craft Kits

Not in the mood to prep all the things? No worries! We LOVE grabbing these craft kits from stores like Hobby Lobby! This is such a great way to grab something super low prep to entertain the kiddos. Want to get ahead for Christmas? You could even have the kiddos create with Christmas craft kits so they can make decorations to kick of the Christmas season!

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Thanksgiving Book Basket

Having a Thanksgiving-themed book basket is a great way to include your shy kiddos, or even help the little ones rest if the holiday festivities are cutting into nap time! You can find some of our favorites by CLICKING HERE!

I hope this post gave you lots of ideas to keep those busy kiddos entertained this Thanksgiving! But remember – no matter what you set up, slow down and enjoy the holiday! Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!


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