When you think of celebrating Thanksgiving with kids, what images come to mind? If your first thought is a group of bored kids sitting at the kiddie table, it doesn’t have to be. Kids can have fun  playing games and  helping to prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

Let the Kids join in

Kids love to cook, and almost any recipe has steps even the little ones can do. They can sprinkle marshmallows on top of the candied yams, or mash potatoes. The older kids could be in charge of checking on the turkey’s temperature every 30 minutes or so, and teens can make an entire Thanksgiving side dish from start to finish. Kids can also set the table and help decorate.

Kid friendly dinner table

It can be a challenge for little ones to sit in one spot for more than 10 minutes. This is why it’s important to keep kids busy during dinner. Here are 10 Thanksgiving activities that will let you almost eat your dinner in peace.

Thanksgiving family traditions to try with the kids

Thanksgiving is full of traditions like turkey, pumpkin pie and of course, time with family and friends. If you’re looking to add or begin new traditions, here are 20 you can start to make your Thanksgiving more memorable for the whole family. 20 Family Traditions