Thanksgiving Kids Table

I am so in love with this Thanksgiving Kids Table we created for One Charming Party. We shared free printable stripe placemats, but my favorite part is actually a colorful paper-strip centerpiece that also provides an activity to entertain the kids. These ideas create a big impact but are super simple — you can totally pull this together in time!

Thanksgiving Kids Table free printable placemat #thanksgiving #kidstable #printables #freebies

For the centerpiece all you need is colorful paper in fall hues cut into one-inch strips. We used 3 sheets of each color, but a sheet yields about 11 strips, so adjust according to the number of your little guests. While the kids are waiting for the feast to begin they can assemble the paper strips into a Gratitude Chain to take home and use as a Christmas Countdown. Go here for full instructions.

Gratitude Chain made at Thanksgiving becomes a Christmas Countdown or Advent Chain #thanksgiving #christmas #advent #kidstable

In my mind Thanksgiving is the gateway to the Christmas season. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, I’m always most excited to see Santa Claus come to town at the end. Also as a child, I actually remember sitting with my cousins at Thanksgiving, creating our Christmas Advent Chains. Ours were the traditional red and green paper strips with a golden link for Christmas Day, but I love how this Gratitude Chain project combines that tradition with the attitude of Thanksgiving and helps us to carry it through the Holiday Season.

About Bettijo

Bettijo is a co-founder and designer here at Paging Supermom. More importantly, she is a mother of four -- three girls and a boy. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. In 2003 Bettijo founded an organic bath and spa products brand, Bath By Bettijo, which has been regularly featured in national magazines including Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Whole Living, O, EveryDay with Rachel Ray, Health, Lucky, Shape and more.


2 Responses to Thanksgiving Kids Table
  1. Sonja says:

    Hello Ladies,

    I love your party ideas! I have been a loyal fan since I first found your Rapunzel party almost two years ago. I use pulse on the iPad and check your posts 4-5 days a week.

    I am Thankful for your posts and wish you and your families a happy Thanksgiving!

    I did not enjoy the pop up ads tonight, but I guess you have to make a living. The UPS ad was long. I hope others will be as patient and not leave the site. Best of luck, and again thank you.

    • Bettijo says:

      Hi Sonja, Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience with the ads. We have been annoyed ourselves with the mobile pop up ads. We have tried to block them, but it looks like they were still getting through. I just got off the phone with our ad rep and he assures me that that entire category of mobile ads is now blocked! So hopefully none of us should be bothered by them any longer. Thanks again for your feedback and Happy Thanksgiving! –bettijo

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