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9 Ideas for a Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Celebration

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You’ve been entrusted with planning the Thanksgiving celebrations this year. You may think you know what to do based on past experience but there is often one very vital thing people forget during this holiday - getting the kids involved.

The kids at home need something to make this holiday a bit special. Here are our top 9 ideas for everything from turkey cakes to tailgates this holiday season.

1. Throw a party:

Have a kid-friendly menu and some exciting games to keep the children entertained throughout. You can get printable place mats sent out as invitations and decorate the whole home to really make this holiday special for your kids. Trampoline Reviews online could help you figure out which one to get for the party. Trust me, your kids will be so grateful you did.

2.Games with a Thanksgiving twist:

Have a thanksgiving-themed day by making sure you’ve thought of at least a couple of games the kids can play while they wait for the turkey to come out of the oven. It could be anything from a feast-finding scavenger hunt to a holiday inspired round of musical chairs.

3. Turkey Cake:

Everyone agrees that the best part of dinner is often the dessert. A turkey shaped cake is just what you need to capture the kids’ imagination while sticking to the theme.

4.Tailgate party:

Is your family into outdoorsy stuff? If your kids love to get outside and play all the time this could be the best way to throw them a thanksgiving party. You simply need to decorate the tailgate of your car, put some streamers and leave some refreshments, for an awesome kids party.

5.Trampolines:

While we are talking about outdoor thanksgiving party ideas, why not include a trampoline as well. If you don’t already have a trampoline this could be the best time to buy one.There are Trampoline Reviews all over the net that could help you decide which one is best.

6.Special Kids Tables:

Decorate the kids table and provide them with special menus. This way you can keep them preoccupied as the mingle amongst themselves.


7.Crafted Table top turkey:

This is the best way to get your kids involved in some art and craft while teaching them a little more about thanksgiving. You’ll need some construction paper, a paper cup and googly eyes to make a charming table-top turkey. You can leave it at the kids table before they begin the feast.


8.Turkey Nuggets:

The name says it all. It’s like chicken nuggets but with turkey! You’ll have to look up the recipe online and maybe experiment a bit since it’s not a very common dish, but the kids will love it if you pull it off.

9. Turkey Leftover:
This game is a variation of the classic musical chairs. All kids are paired up and holding hands while facing each other. There is one kid per pair who is the ‘turkey in the barnyard’.


There is only one kid left out who is not part of any ‘barnyard’. Every Time you play the music the turkeys come out and look for a new couple (barnyard) to hid with. Keep going till all the remaining turkeys have become leftovers at some point.
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