In the season of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for things like this printable Thanksgiving activity mat for kids!
Every year while I’m cooking up a Thanksgiving feast the kids are always looking for something to keep them occupied. As they sit there at the Kids Table, waiting for all of the delicious family recipes to be served, they can get a little antsy.
I mean, I totally get it. I remember being a kid on Thanksgiving, too. The mamas all in the kitchen getting everything just right and ready to serve, and the dad’s taking over the TV to watch football, leaving the kids to run around.
Of course when it was a big family gathering there were lots of cousins to play with but inevitably we would be called to the table to sit and wait. Or we would gobble down our dinner and couldn’t be excused until the adults had all finished and they loved to talk!
Now I watch my own kids get antsy while they wait, and answer “it’ll be ready soon” over and over again as they ask if dinner is ready yet.
I like to plan ahead and make sure that the kids table is just that – set for kids! The addition of a printable Thanksgiving activity mat, to be used at their placemat is perfect!
I usually cover the kids table with butcher paper (this makes a great surface for coloring and you just need to scoop it up and toss it when you’re done), set out some cups full of crayons for each child, and set their place with the printable Thanksgiving activity mat!
Super easy and will entertain them at least a few minutes while they wait to be served or while all of the grown ups chat after dinner.
The printable thanksgiving activity mat is also great to use in the classroom as a seasonal activity or during a class thanksgiving party!
If you’re looking for more Fall printables you might like this Fall Printable Activity pack as well!
And you can always check out my post on the Thanksgiving Kids Table for more fun ideas for your holiday meal.