Having a hard time keeping your little one out of the kitchen while you prepare for Thanksgiving’s festivities? My daughter thinks the oven is her personal playplace, much to my chagrin. Thankfully, we will be spending the holidays with extended family and letting others cook for us (and the baby in my 36-week-pregnant belly rejoices).
Here are some activities for distraction … I mean, education …
Thanksgiving door hangers would be a fun addition to the front door even a toddler can help decorate.
Older kids can do a Thanksgiving Day word search. You could have your kids cut out the word search and glue it to sheets of construction or scrapbook paper for any children coming to your Thanksgiving feast. It will give the kids something to do while they wait on the food! Fall or Thanksgiving-themed scrapbook paper would give the word search a festive feel.
Oreo Thanksgiving turkeys are adorable to see, easy to make, and yummy to “gobble” down!
Napkin rings made of paper-towel tubes and scrapbook paper add a festive touch and keep little hands busy gluing while you’re basting the bird.
Even toddlers can rub a leaf on newspaper. You can cut them out and then together string them on some twine to hang. Adorable!
Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving craft?
Happy Thanksgiving from the ParentLife staff and Jessie, Resident ParentLife Blogger!
Originally published November 24, 2010