Kids Thanksgiving Table Ideas that are fun and creative. Let me begin by saying that I know it’s supposed to be kids’ not kids, but my SEO thingamajig won’t accept the correct way. Since fighting with it accomplishes nothing, I’m acquiescing. Eventually, I’ll stop cringing every time I look at it. Now back to the topic at hand. When I was little, like most families at the holidays we had a kid’s table. The centerpiece usually consisted of the art projects we made at school and a paper table cloth. If we had Pinterest back then, however, I would have gone to town with things! In looking for Thanksgiving table setting designs for my Tabletop Tuesday series, I’ve found so many delightful ideas for the kids’ table. I just had to write a special post about them. I selected 20 of my favorite ideas. Some are table settings and some are projects that you can make for the table. I hope you find lots of inspiration!
Kids Thanksgiving Table Ideas
1. Cover a table with craft paper and fringe the bottom to give it more style. Draw turkey “placemats”, add colorful plates and a simple centerpiece.
2. Brown craft paper and Thanksgiving printables make for a fun kids’ table. Placemats are drawn right on the paper with a black marker.
3. For the pint sized diners, cover a small table with craft paper and draw a circle where each plate will go. Next to each spot, write of to-do list so they can check off the menu items as they eat.
4. Create a unique centerpiece with tall glasses, lentils and letters on a stick. Find out how to make the Give Thanks Centerpiece.
5. For the youngest guests, cover a table with craft paper. Then set out pots of crayons for tic-tac-toe games or doodling. Make each child feel special by making them a place card.
6. Mix together stylish and colorful paper goods to create a fun kids’ table. Cover the table in craft paper and add terracotta pots filled with crayons so they can draw on it.
7. Kid friendly can still be stylish. Keep them occupied with crayons and placemats they can draw on. Cornucopias made out of waffle cones and filled with pumpkin candies add the final touch.
DIY Craft Projects
8. When the kids “carve” this paper bag turkey, they’ll be suprised to find delicious popcorn inside. The body is made out of a large grocery bag and the legs are made from small lunch bags. Find out how to make the Paper Bag Turkey.
9. These sailboat treat holders look just like the ones from Pottery Barn, but you make them yourself. And it’s so easy to do! Filled with yummy treats, they also serve as place cards. Find out how to make the Sailboat Treat Holders.
10. The kids can write down what they’re thankful for on these easy-to-make chalk cloth placemats. Find out how to make the Chalk Cloth Placemats.
11. Make a miniature Mayflower for the centerpiece. Fill it with nuts, candy or fruit then insert the mast and sails. Find out how to make the Miniature Mayflower.
12. Create a tasty and healthy snack to nibble on before the big meal. This fruit gobbler is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Find out how to make the Fruit Gobbler.
13. Add a little something extra to each place setting with these creative Be Thankful utensil holders. Find out how to make the Be Thankful Utensil Holders.
14. Cute paper boats are used as place cards so everyone knows where they’re sitting. This is a great project for kids to work on before dinner. With assistance, they can assemble the boats and write the names on the sails. Find out how to make the Paper Boat Place Cards. I created something similar to this over the summer with my Party Cap Place Cards. They can be changed up to fit any season.
15. These delightful Pilgrim napkin rings double as place cards. Think how much fun the kids will have making these for Thanksgiving and seeing how they look in Pilgrim hats. Find out how to make the Pilgrim Napkin Rings.
16. Bright crayons create a colorful turkey tail. Print up some Thanksgiving themed pages and keep kids busy while they wait for dinner. Find out how to make the Turkey Crayon Holder and download Thanksgiving printables.
17. Make adorable finger puppets out of felt then place them on candy sticks. Arrange them in a decorative container to create a festive and delicious centerpiece. Once the candy is gone, they still have the finger puppets to keep them entertained. Find out how to make the Felt Finger Puppets.
18. These turkey treat holders are a fun way to serve snacks before the big meal. Find out how to make the Turkey Treat Holders.
19. Stack several baskets filled with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Then decorate them with a few floral stems and use them as a centerpiece. Cover the table with craft paper and the little ones will stay busy.
20. These turkey cake pops will be a popular treat after Thanksgiving dinner. Find out how to make the Turkey Cake Pops.
Which one of these ideas do you like the most? Do you think you’ll be trying any of them? Do you have any ideas you’d like to share?
Tomorrow I have another fabulous table setting design for you in week 3 of my Tabletop Tuesday series!