Thanksgiving Place Settings for Kids

Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Crafts, Holidays, Thanksgiving | 5 comments

If you have kids at your Thanksgiving celebration, this idea might be just right for you!

At Thanksgiving, I set a “child-friendly” special table for the grandchildren. This Thanksgiving Place Setting for Kids is perfect to keep them occupied both before and after dinner.

First, I cover the table with paper and secure it underneath with tape. I’ve used butcher paper and newsprint. Hint: Go to a local small newspaper and ask for the ends of the rolls. There is plenty of paper left and usually it is only a couple of dollars. It makes great drawing paper and it will last you for years!

Kids don’t need a huge dinner plate so I use a salad plate at each place.  Draw around the perimeter of the plate with a marker. Add the details, but do not add color!

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When finished, it will look like this…..

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Place a glass with crayons at each place and let them color and fill the center with things for which they are thankful. This goes perfectly with the Turkey Tootsie Pop Holder and the Turkey favor made from a toilet paper roll! Check out those posts, too! Together, these become a perfect Thanksgiving Place Setting for kids

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What child wouldn’t be delighted with this?

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 Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!



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  1. What a fun idea! The kids table really is the fun table!

  2. How fun for the kids! Thanks again for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday party!
    Have a wonderful weekend

  3. Very cute love the place setting idea and the tootsie pop holder.
    I ‘ pinning it to my pinterest board.

    • The place setting is easy to do. Thanks for pinning!

  4. Thanks for featuring my post!


  1. M.M.M. #130 - [...] Grandparents plus fancies up the kids table with butcher paper, doodled turkey place mats, and crayons. [...]

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