I’ll set the scene. It’s 8 AM Thanksgiving Day. You’ve got 3 dishes you’re already elbow-deep preparing and your kids are awake, full on breakfast, and now BORED! They don’t want to help you in the kitchen, and let’s be honest, today is not the day you need to be slowed down with some extra helpers ;). So, you’re racking your brain on what you can do to entertain them. Sure, you could turn on the Macy’s Day Parade, but fair warning they may get burnt out after they see the commentators come on 3 separate times in 3 minutes. You also have family coming over later so you’d really rather not have to do a HUGE clean-up of whatever activity they decide to get out. You’re at a loss…until you remember the $5 digital download with 5 placemats they can color and a Thanksgiving turkey headband activity.
Included Downloadable Activities
This download is simple, yet so fun! Let them sit in the kitchen with you coloring and doing the activities on the placemats. You could even print out enough to be have one custom-colored placemat for each of your guests. This is a great way to include your children in the prep of Thanksgiving without slowing yourself down. Let them feel special by telling their aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, and cousins about the specialized placemat they made for them. It’ll be a sweet welcome for your guests from your kids!
Then, once they’ve finished with that, you can have them get to work on making a turkey headband to wear to dinner. The download has all the pieces you need to make a cute turkey headband it just needs your child’s creativity and coloring!
Hosting more kids later on? Print off enough for all of them to color and create while the adults finish eating their dinner. We all know the frustration of preparing a meal for HOURS only for the kids to finish in 3.5 minutes. This will hopefully keep them at the table for at least another 10-15 minutes. Share this link with your friends, it’s sure to be a hit and keep some kids entertained and some parents handsfree while they prepare dinner!