The next time you’re planning a party and need ideas for entertaining the kids, try setting up an area for just for them. Digging into crafts geared to a variety of ages will help keep them engaged with each other and occupied throughout the pre-meal festivities.
Get everyone gathered in one, centralized crafting zone. Set up a card table with the supplies in a small room in your house. This way, everything they’ll need will be in one place that’s out of the way and totally theirs.
Set up a few classic fall or Thanksgiving-themed crafts and let them go wild. You can print out some instructions to limit the number of times they’ll need to find you with questions. Be sure to include crafts for a range of ages, but make sure the craft area is safe and easily supervised.
Not so much a craft, but the kids will love it either way. Have them fill waffle ice cream cones with candy corn and other sweet treats (or berries and fruit slices). Help them cover their bundle with clear cellophane and use any type of ribbon to tie around the plastic. Voila! A sweet-filled treat to take home.
Bath Tissue Turkeys
These are too cute not to make for the holidays. They’re easy to put together and the best part is they make fun party favors. Get the instructions here.
These are for your more seasoned kid crafters. Get everyone involved by having a few kids make the turkeys and other kids make the feathers. Win-win. Get the instructions here.
This may require a bit of help from an adult (or at least some supervision) but these felt acorns are too good to pass up. Get the instructions here.
It’s simple but effective. Download and print our free coloring pages and set them out with crayons for everyone to use.
Another Option: Buy a cheap Thanksgiving coloring book and cut out the individual pages (that way, no one hogs the book while someone else is “patiently” waiting). Set out some crayons and poof – instant activity!