Thanksgiving Place Setting for Kids

Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Crafts, Holidays, Thanksgiving | 21 comments

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

Thanksgiving Place Setting for Kids

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!

Thanksgiving Place Setting for Kids

When finished, it will look like this…..

Thanksgiving Place Setting for Kids

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

Thanksgiving Placesetting for kids


Thanksgiving Placesetting for Kids

Thanksgiving Placesetting for Kids

 Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!



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  1. Love this place setting idea….in fact, we featured it at The Project Stash! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!

    • Thanks so much for featuring it! I already hopped over to see it!

  2. Those turkeys are a hoot! What a great idea to cover the table in paper. Keeps them busy while all the parents try to make their plates.

    • You got it! It works very well!

  3. Great idea and really cute. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop! Please come over and enter to win the sweater from Foxcroft…in the sidebar.

  4. These are so much fun. And it gives kids something to do in that after meal clean up time.

    • Yes it does! It also helps them stay busy as adults are still eating.

  5. These little settings are so so cute! Thanks for sharing and the fabulous idea!

  6. So cute! We don’t have enough little kids to do this, but depending on which family we visit this Thanksgiving I know some adults that would want to color on the table cloth too. (me me me!)

    • Cute! Thanks for the fun comment!

  7. how super cute this is a fun and adorable idea

  8. how super cute and what fun this is simply an adorable idea

  9. Very cute! Love that they have a marker for their plate.

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

    • Thanks so much! Appreciate that you stopped by!

  10. What a great idea, it’s great to get kids imaginations flowing whilst also getting them to be thankful for what they have. Popping in from Creative Mondays

    • Thanks for stopping by. Yes, it keeps kids busy and having fun, too!

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

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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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