Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Fun

I am very excited to be hosting a Family Thanksgiving Dinner in our home.  I have done so each year since my husband and I have been married, but living in China makes it even more special, I think.  We will get to enjoy one of our favorite holidays with friends, who like us are apart from their families, and share our traditions with friends from other parts of the world.

With that said, we will have a house FULL of guests, many of which will be children.  I want to make this Thanksgiving a special one for everyone.  So I've been on the hunt for some simple and fun, kid-friendly ideas.  Here are the ideas that have inspired me...

Thanksgiving Traditions from the Mouths of Moms at B-Inspired Mama
10 Thanksgiving Traditions
at B-Inspired Mama

Caramel Apple Place Tags
at Eleven Cupcakes

thanksgiving birds
Paper Tube Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
at Silly Eagle Books

place setting
at Bee in Our Bonnet

at Kiki Creates

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
at Two Big Two Little

Thanksgiving Play Set (free printable and felt patterns)
at How Does She?

Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props (free printable)
at The Party Dress

Paper Indian Corn Thanksgiving Table Decorations
Indian Paper Corn
at Spoonful

thanksgiving unit study free printables
My Thanksgiving Book (free printable)
a book to illustrate, the history of Thanksgiving
at Meet Penny

Fruit Gobbler
Fruit Gobbler
at Spoonful

Thanksgiving Popcorn Turkey craft
Popcorn Turkey Craft
at Two Little Two Big

Flower Turkeys
at Our Best Bites

Turkey Coloring Page (free printable)
at Doodle Art Ally

Turkey Table Topper  - Thanksgiving Craft
Turkey Table Topper
at Spoonful

Thanksgiving Printables
Thanksgiving Pack (free download)
to go with the book, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
at 3 Dinosaurs

Thankful Cookies
at A Turtle's Life for Me

Thanksgiving Family Trivia Game (free printable)
at Martha Stewart

Turkey Trivia Place Cards
at Martha Stewart

Paper Bag Turkey
at Martha Stewart

DIY Paper Pilgrim Hats
at Martha Stewart

Turkey Shaped Apple Tarts
at Miranda Made

Thanksgiving Guess Who Game (Free Printable)
at Mrs. Home Economist

thankful turkeys
Thumbprint Turkey Thankful Cards
at Silly Eagle Books

thanksgiving place card ideas
Faux Pumpkin Pie Favors (free printable)
at One Charming Party

Turkey Game Color
Roll-A-Turkey Game (free printable)
at Lemon Squeezy

Roll-A-Turkey Game
at Savvy Spending

Oreo Turkeys
at Our Best Bites

Turkey Dinner Race Game (Made from Paint Swatches)
at Katherine Marie Photography

Candy Cornucopia
at Simple Girl

Give Thanks Blessings Mix (free printable gift tag)
at Caramel Potatoes

Turkey Trivia Cards (free printable)
at Alpha Mom

Turkey Vegetable Tray | Fun Food Idea by Amy Locurto | Living Locurto
Turkey Vegetable Tray
at Living Locurto

Thanksgiving Crafts for the Kids' Table (free printables)
at Alpha Mom

Turkey (Cookies) In a Jar
at Munchkin Munchies

Indian Corn Cupcakes
at Hello, Cupcake!

And if you are still looking for some great Thanksgiving ideas, I am still in LOVE with THIS collection of Thanksgiving Fun Inspirations I put together last year.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. What a great round-up! I'm going to have to go through them all so I can spend soem fun time pinning! Thanks for sharing!

  2. LOVE all these ideas---THANKS for sharing!!!


  3. Thanks for linking to

  4. wow! i just spent an hour looking at all your links! what an awesome post! thanks so much Rachel :)

  5. Wow - you've really hit it all here. Love all of these ideas. I'm honored to have my Thanksgiving Traditions post included. Thanks for the support. :)


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