Let’s Be Thankful | Thanksgiving Kids’ Table

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 10, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

The Thanksgiving Kids’ Table shouldn’t be feared. Here are some tips on how to make even the adults want to say, “I want to sit at the Kids’ dining table too!”

Thanksgiving kids' table

This post is sponsored by BHG products available at Walmart. As always, all opinions, ideas & designs are my own.

You always hear about the dreaded Thanksgiving kids’ table, but I like to make it special, too! I want to create a table that any adult would be honored to sit at, but make it so special that kids would proudly say “this table is just for us!” Thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to teach our children about being thankful. Despite having a separate dining table for them {for ease of space & accessible height}, I want them to feel included.

Make the Thanksgiving Kids' table special.

I found a darling table runner that added a little fall color to the girls’ cream & pink table set. I added squirrel & owl bowls from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart for just over $2 each, along with some irresistibly cute owl salt & pepper shakers {also $2!}.

kids' dinning table with owl salt and pepper shakers

Kids' dinning table with owl bowl

Isla enjoyed talking to her owl bowl. I think these will be a favorite!

Thanksgiving kids' table with squirrel bowl

Setting the kids’ dining table took just a few minutes!

Make the kids' dining table one of a kind.

Thanksgiving kids' table set with Walmart's Better Home and Garden line.

fun activities & easy table setting for Thanksgiving Kids' table

In addition to setting a fun & beautiful kids’ table for Thanksgiving, here are a few activities they’ll enjoy:

  • writing thankful for cards
  • let them create thank you cards – stock the table with card stock, envelopes, crayons &  stamps
  • print word searches & crosswords {for older children}
  • read them a book { I love Let’s Be Thankful by PK Hallinan}

Thanksgiving entertaining - ideas & activities for children

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