You and your kids will love this set of printable Thanksgiving placemats you can use before the meal and at the table this November. These free Thanksgiving printables are filled with “I am thankful” activities, Thanksgiving coloring pages, thankful activities, and lots of fun for little ones. Get your own free Thanksgiving placemats below.
FREE Printable Thanksgiving Placemats
You’ve been up cooking Thanksgiving side dishes, preparing the turkey, and baking desserts all day. Now it’s just 30 minutes until the big Thanksgiving feast and the kids are bouncing off the walls. They’re all out of patience to wait for the food and hyped up on holiday excitement.
Sound familiar? We’ve all experienced this sort of last-minute holiday crazy just before the Thanksgiving dinner. This year, try adding some Thanksgiving activities to keep your guests (especially the kids) engaged before the big meal.
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Setting a Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Table
One simple way to keep the kids engaged before and during the big feast is to set a kid-friendly Thanksgiving table for your favorite little guests.
Setting a table just for the kids is easy with these free printable Thanksgiving placemats. Plus, it’s the perfect way to ensure their parents get to enjoy the holiday meal too.
There are lots of exciting activities and decorations you can add to your Thanksgiving table to make it extra kid-friendly and filled with fun.
Here are some favorites:
Turkey Craft Thanksgiving Activities
Adding a few fun turkey crafts to your Thanksgiving table is an easy way to make it kid-friendly. Even adults can get in on the fun! It’s the perfect way to encourage interaction, lots of laughter, and keep little hands busy through a long meal.
Check out my list of 23 Turkey Crafts for all kinds of ideas toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids can have fun with too. I’m sure you’ll find one that’s perfect for your crowd this November.
Printable Thanksgiving Placemats
This free printable Thanksgiving placemat set is a super easy way to decorate the table for the big feast and make it fun too! Your little ones can complete the “I am thankful” list, color turkeys, and do a Thanksgiving word search too.
In this free printable Thanksgiving activity set, you’ll find activities for kids of all ages. The best part is you can print these out, use them during the big feast, and kids can take them home or toss them in the recycling if they’re covered in mashed potatoes.
Want to keep these Thanksgiving placemats for longer? Laminate them and use dry erase markers to make this activity one that’s enjoyed for years to come.
Thanksgiving Game Table
Another way to set a kid-friendly Thanksgiving table that’s fun for adults too is by including simple games. Tic-tac-toe, checkers, Jenga, and Connect Four are all great ideas for adding a little extra excitement to your table this year.
Adding games to your family’s Thanksgiving tradition is filled with benefits! You’ll enjoy a little friendly competition, lots of laughs, and bragging rights for the winner all year long.
What’s Included in This Free Thanksgiving Printable Bundle
Want to learn more about what’s included in this free Thanksgiving printable placemat bundle? Check out all the fun:
I Am Thankful Coloring Page Placemat
With lots of little leaves, acorns, and mushrooms to color, there’s plenty to keep little hands busy before or during Thanksgiving dinner. Plus, you’ll love reading what your youngest guests are thankful for this year. It might just be your famous mac and cheese!
Happy Thanksgiving Favorites Placemat
This cute placemat is perfect for encouraging your kids to meditate on gratitude and count their blessings this November. There’s a cute turkey to color and prompts to encourage kids to list their favorite tradition, memory, and favorite Fall thing.
Thanksgiving Plate Activity Placemat
Want to see what your kids are planning to put on their Thanksgiving plates? You’ll love the cute drawings they add to this Thanksgiving plate drawing activity. Plus, there’s a word search to keep older kids busy too.
Add a Pumpkin Pie Thankful Craft to your activities this season. It’s the perfect activity for children of all ages. You and your kids can practice gratitude this Thanksgiving with fun crafts and even a thankful tree.
More Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
Are you looking for more Thanksgiving activities for your kids to do this Fall? I’ve got loads of helpful lesson plans, printables, and activities you can do with your little ones to teach them all about gratitude, turkeys, and the first Thanksgiving.
Check these out:
Thanksgiving Theme Feelings and Emotions Activity
These Thanksgiving theme feelings and emotions activities are so cute! Plus, they’re perfect for preschoolers. Using social-emotional activities for your toddlers and preschoolers is important in the early years.
Social-emotional skills are essential skills for building connections with others. They help us learn to manage our emotions, build friendships, and show empathy. These Turkey emotions printables make are the perfect hands-on activity to do this month.
DIY Thanksgiving Puzzles for Preschool
Do your little ones love puzzles? These popsicle stick puzzles are perfect for building with your preschoolers this Thanksgiving! Plus, puzzles help kids build problem solving skills, practice critical thinking, and develop spatial awareness.
Adding numbers to the bottom of each popsicle stick would be a fun way to practice counting skills this Thanksgiving. If you added the letters in your child’s name, this activity would be a super cute placeholder at your kid-friendly Thanksgiving table too!
Homeschool moms and classroom teachers will love these no-prep Thanksgiving lesson plans. They’re perfect for adding some learning fun to your Thanksgiving celebrations this November.
In this bundle, you’ll get printable activities and lesson plan ideas for both preschool learners and kindergarten kids too. You can adapt lessons for older children as well. There’s lots of information about the first thanksgiving, writing activities, and STEM challenges too!
Sensory Play Dough for Thanksgiving
I just love making play dough with my kids! It’s easy to do and it’s always a big hit. Dough helps create a multisensory learning experience that’s perfect for young learners and kinesthetic kiddos too.
Try making my pumpkin pie play dough with your kids this Thanksgiving. Then, get creative making your own pumpkin pies for play or use them in letter identification and number identification activities with your early learners this November.
The best part? This pumpkin playdough is no cook and is made from natural ingredients, making it safe for even your youngest Thanksgiving guests this year.
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So how will you set up your kid-friendly Thanksgiving table? Which printable Thanksgiving placemats are your favorite?
Tell me all about it in the comments. I can’t wait to read your ideas!