As Seen on TV :: Thanksgiving Kid’s Table

Tune into Q13 FOX News this morning at 8:45 to get the kid’s table set and ready for your Thanksgiving party!  Shouldn’t everyone sit at the kid’s table?

When I was little we never separated into kids table/adults table.  We sat at one extremely long table with all of my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and random friends that someone showed up with.  And we ate.  If there is one thing that my family has always done well, it’s eat.

But I love the concept of a table filled with fun.  And fun things to do.  And fun.  There’s a chance I will turn the entire table into a ‘kid’s table’ this year.  I’m sort of smitten with the idea.

In case you are smitten too, here’s what I did:

1. Covered the table with kraft paper.  You can draw on it and when you are done it’s compostable {at least the kind I bought is compostable}

2. Drew on placemats and place cards.  Black pen = outlines for coloring everything else.

3. Created snack cornucopias out of ice cream cones.  Here’s how to do it ::  dip the base of the cone in water for 20 seconds.  microwave the cone for 20 seconds.  bend the cone around a pencil and let sit until hard.  Stale cones work best.

4. Printed out games and activities to play.

5. Made play dough.  Arguably, you can buy it too.  But more fun to make it.

6.  Made handprint turkeys with the little turkeys.  Easy, trace their hand, cut it out, glue on.  Let them cut it out.

7.  Apple juice in milk jars = happy little hands.

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