You have got to set up this Thanksgiving kid’s activity table!
Having a Thanksgiving kid’s activity table gathers multiple ages and stages to collaborate in one space. It also brings cousins and siblings together so caregivers can chat and prep dinner. – a Thanksgiving win/win!
So roll out the kraft paper, this is the holiday pregame that you are looking for!
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What’s going on this Thanksgiving activity table for kids?
I began thinking about the MVP of kid activities and took off like a rocket!
Sticker Match is a terrific way to strengthen fine motor grip and begin left to right eye tracking. Gather your Thanksgiving stickers, and begin to place matches on either side. This game is a stress-free way to practice pencil grip.
Measure the Lines is another simple way to improve pencil grip by using fingers to grasp and place small objects on the line. Better yet, is that your child is also bringing to practice nonstandard measurement.
Tic Tac Toe large or small collects the interest of a few children at a time. Challenge your five-year-old or 45-year-old Unclue Jed to an epic game. Tic Tac Toe is a classic for all ages!
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Let’s make this activity table!
Place your kraft paper from one end of the table to the other.
Tape down each side of the paper. This will help the paper from sliding around.
Divide your kraft paper into four quarters and begin to create one activity within each section. You may notice you have room for even more easy activities. Another idea is to divide the paper using your painter’s tape.
Remember, kid activities at home should be easy to set up and allow for open-ended play.
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- Kraft paper – I find this for the best price at Home Depot packing department
- Small wooden blocks
- Masking tape
- Thanksgiving stickers
There are really endless variations to how you set up your Thanksgiving activity table. This list of Breakfast Invitations has many more ideas to pick from.
I set up this Thanksgiving activity table and call children of all ages over when they are looking for a little redirection.
The kids typically dabble in and out of each game as the day goes on. No pressure, just a fun way for them to interact and engage in learning through play.
Thanksgiving games only get a short window, and we are here for them!
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What will you add to your Thanksgiving kid’s activity table?