Easy DIY Kids Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Easy DIY kids thanksgiving table ideas

last week on tuesday i made my second TV appearance on Good Day Sacramento! i was there sharing fun & easy DIY kids thanksgiving table ideas! i promised i would share it here on my blog so i re-created the set in my house afterward so i could give you more details about how i created everything. you can see the kids thanksgiving table segment here! i made fun turkey leg place cards out of paper bags, construction paper turkey drinking cups, pilgrim hat snack cups, thankful tree centerpiece, and a styrofoam turkey colored pencil caddy! all of these are easy (and even last minute) ideas to spruce up your kids thanksgiving table this year. this post is an overview of the table – you can see the step by step tutorial for four of the kids thanksgiving table crafts here in the second blog post!

kids thanksgiving table ideas and tutorials

if i am hosting an event for adults i would use fun placecards – so why not for the kids?! they love coming into a party and finding their names! it really makes them feel special and they get so excited- these cute turkey leg placecards are so easy to make.

kids thanksgiving table printable placemats

okay so i LOVE to cover a table in kraft paper! it makes for easy clean up (who wants cranberry sauce on their tablecloth? not me.) AND it doubles as a distraction while the turkey bakes because they can color directly on it. you can also make this turkey coloring pencil holder & print off these adorable thanksgiving coloring placemats by Libby Lane Press– they are so cute! she makes 5 different designs to choose from in her etsy shop

diy thanksgiving kids table ideas turkey and pilgrim hat tutorial

 fill the pilgrim hat with a little snack to hold the kids over while everything gets baked. your kids will love drinking from these turkey cups – but PS be sure to have straws. i may or may not have poked a kid’s eye out last year…

seasonal thanksgiving table candy

festive chocolates by SweetWorks – this is the Sixlets thanksgiving mix! perfect for the kids table

Thanksgiving Kids Table Ideas and Tutorials

Kids Thanksgiving Table ideas and decorations tutorials

the centerpiece is our family thankful tree (see the tutorial here) where we write things that we are thankful for on leaves and hang them from the branches! i collect the branches in early november with my kids and we add ‘thankful leaves’ through the month. once thanksgiving is here we have a full thankful tree that works as a centerpiece and reminds us of all that we have to be thankful for! it is a great way to help your kids appreciate all that they have been given in life! each guest (including the kids) will have a leaf on their place setting to add to our tree as well. it is a great tradition that i hope to continue as my kids get older!

you can see the detailed instructions for the four ideas below– tutorials for your kids thanksgiving table here 

easy kids thanksgiving table diy ideas

instructions for kids thanksgiving table crafts here



  1. Such an adorable table!!! LOVE that turkey pencil holder!! :)
    HUGE congrats on your segment my sweet friend!!! Good things come to you because you’re simply AWESOME!!!!
    Love ya!! ♥

  2. Hooray! I love this and thank you so much for including our printable placemats! Congrats Mindy on all of your successes. xo


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