Guest Picks: Fun at the Thanksgiving Kids' Table
Colored pencils, faux wishbones and more will keep children entertained before the turkey and after the pie
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This Thanksgiving, turn your kids' table into the spot where everyone wants to hang out. Here's a roundup of place settings, treats and table activities that will make your small guests thankful they're not stuck with the grown-ups. — Elaina from Fun Finds for Mom
I'm loving the burlap trend this season. Fill these Thanksgiving goodie bags with treats from the season as a parting gift for your small friends.
These modern dot placemats will keep kids super busy while they're waiting for the feast. I love that they come personalized with your child's name too.
Give the kids these twig colored pencils along with a pad of paper at each place setting, and let the doodling begin. Leave a fill-in-the-blank note that says, "I'm thankful for..." for each kid to fill out.
Place one of these Lucky Break faux wishbones on each plate, and there will be no more fighting over who gets the wishbone.
I guess decorating pumpkins isn't just for Halloween any more. This kit makes Thanksgiving pumpkin decorating easy.
Stick these felt pilgrim finger puppets on top of candy sticks, and then put them in jars for a fun centerpiece.
Get the family conversations going with this Thanksgiving Box of Questions.
These mail-order caramel apples would make a great addition to the Thanksgiving dessert table.
Order early and surprise your kids with these fun personalized melamine plates. They're BPA-free, of course!
Set the table with mini chalkboards and chalk, and have the kids write down what they're thankful for. As an added bonus, these little slates can then be used as holiday ornaments.
I don't know why, but my kids love having their food served in separate compartments. These divided ceramic plates are perfect for kids who don't want their mashed potatoes touching their stuffing.
If you don't want to risk your good glasses to slippery little hands, try these fun and colorful Silikids Siliskin glasses that have a silicone cover to prevent slippage.
I love this table and chair set from Sprout Kids. The furniture comes in pieces and the kids can assemble it themselves, no tools needed.
These silk-screened, silicone placemats from Modern-twist come in lots of cool designs that the kids can color with dry erase markers. I want one!
One of my favorite party tricks is covering our kids' tables with brown craft paper. I get to cover up all the stickers and marker that cover our small tables, and the kids have a big canvas to doodle on.
Why do toddlers get all the cool utensils? These Boon Modware Toddler Utensils are perfect for scooping up mashed taters and gravy.
Set your kids' table with these soft cloth napkins — they're so much gentler than paper on those sweet pie-smudged faces. You can reuse them in lunchboxes after the holiday.
This protective bowl cover from Boon will save the china, even if the cranberries end up splattered all over the floor!
Ideabook published on Nov. 12, 2011.
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