Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Kids Table

Growing up I always had to sit at the kids table for holiday meals while the adults sat at the big long nice dining table.  I remember being younger and really not liking it.   Thinking back it was the best - So I got to thinking - how can we spruce up the 'kids table' to make it special and memorable?!

Enjoy the outside one more time and go on a nature hunt and look for pretty leaves and acorns to fill a bowl, let that be your centerpiece.

Use the kids crafting table or a card table - cover it with brown craft paper (found at any craft store), Put a few small containers full of crayons on the table along with this fun turkey coloring sheet.

Before the meal set up station - the kids can create their own Turkey Hats.  I cut out my own turkey feathers using scrapbook paper but I used the turkey body pattern found here from Skip to My Lou.

My kids and I created these cute Turkey handprints to send to grandparents.  My 3 year old wouldn't stay out of the paint and my 18 month old wanted nothing to do with it.  I found out the trick is a little paint goes a LONG way and there was no way I could do each finger in a different paint!  These can also be laminated and made into place mats, perfect to bring out next year.  

Happy Thanksgiving - would love to hear your comments on what you remember from your kids table or what you plan to do this year!

1 comment:

  1. Very cute!! I love, love the idea of coloring table topper. Holy it really Thanksgiving already!!