Thanksgiving is upon us, and with the stress of making menus, trying to confirm who is actually showing up, who is bringing what everything in between... I gift you a way to hopefully keep the kids table a little less hectic and a lot more fun this year!
I have always loved the idea of making the kids table a really fun place, one they want to be at instead of one the kiddos feel stuck with. I have created a couple fun & free printables for you to keep those little hands busy while you try to enjoy the dinner you created over the last 2 days, and a fun little place card napkin ring for each little love attending the Turkey Day celebrations.
Okay, Let's get to crafting!
Now that you have all your materials, assembly is easy! Cut out the faces of all the tiny guests headed to the kids table onto heavy card stock. (Fun fact, I didn't have any standard white card stock left in my pile, so I printed onto regular printer paper and laminated each face). Cut the felt color of your choosing into a one inch wide by six inch length strip. Add a spot of glue to the ends to make a ring shape. Once dry, simply add the face to the ring with another dot of hot glue covering the seam of the ring with the face. Set aside and wait for it to fully dry. Slip that bad boy on a silverware/napkin roll up and boom! That's it! Simple, easy and so cute. Owen had an absolute blast going through pictures of his cousins to decide which faces worked best. He nailed it.
The end result is silly and fun, and honestly, I can't stop laughing.
Now, we all know a cute little place card isn't going to keep those little hands occupied for long, so I have created a couple printables/activities for you to include on your kids table. The first one is strictly a coloring page, the second is a thankful card. It's fun to see what kids feel thankful and excited about. I decided to include them at each place setting, but it's just as easy to add a stack to the center of the table, will a jar of coloring supplies for easy grabbing as kids finish their meals.
This is our inspo table for you! We decided to cover our kids table in butcher paper, so there are no issues if color goes rogue, we also added a square piece of card stock for the "place mat" for free drawing. We layered our plates, added the napkin ring around the napkin with enclosed silverware. We printed the Thankful card on card stock for durability and the 8.5 x 11 coloring page on standard printer paper and added those to each place setting. I also used a plain sheet of folded felt under each thankful card, just to add a pop of color!