I cannot believe how quickly 2015 is flying! Thanksgiving is just a few days away and the holiday preparations are underway. There are so many fun ways to keep your child involved in the holiday spirit. Here are some of my favorites!
Let them help in the kitchen:
Thanksgiving is never the same without homemade whipped cream. My mom always makes it to top the pumpkin pie and it’s extremely easy to make. This is a great recipe to have the kids help you with. If you’ve never made whipped cream before follow these instructions:
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Hand Mixer
Add one cup of whipping cream into a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla. Whip the mixture until it becomes the consistency of whipped cream and the cream peaks.
This is a fun way for kids to stay active, involved and helpful around the holidays.
When dinner is underway and adults are deep in conversation, the kids table can become a little boring. Try some of these activities to make it more interesting and keep them occupied while you get to enjoy adult conversation.
Turkey Crayon Holder
- Styrofoam ball
- Brown paint
- Construction paper – brown, red and yellow
Thanksgiving Coloring Activities
Print out a few Thanksgiving themed coloring pages for the kids table. The kids can use the turkey crayon holder and color while you can relax for a moment. If you don’t have time to make coloring books, try using craft paper as a table cloth and the kids can have fun playing tic-tac-toe or coloring right on the table!
Custom Table Name Tags:
Let the kids help make a special place card for your holiday guests!
What you’ll need:
- Pipe cleaner – yellow, orange, brown, red
- Felt – orange, red
- Googly eyes
- Sticky labels
We hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving with their family and loved ones this year. Share any creations you make this holiday season with us on Facebook! We’d love to see your creativity!
Registered Dental Hygienist and Writer for Concord Pediatric Dentistry