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How Kids Can Help with Thanksgiving Dinner

Kids can help with Thanksgiving dinner in more ways than you think!  There are lots of ways to get them involved and it’s easier then might think! 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with that comes the time to start planning the family feast. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, having it at home with the immediate family, or traveling for this special holiday, the reality is that most families do enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner somewhere this time of year.


I hope that you’ll enjoy my tips on how kids can help with Thanksgiving dinner as this will help alleviate the stress from adults and assist in making this a complete family affair.


Bake some Pies

Have the kids get all of the ingredients together for the Thanksgiving dinner desserts, such as the pies. Depending on how old your kids are, they could even get the pie all ready to put in the oven. Enlist the older kids to show the younger kids how to get the pies ready.

Snap Green Beans

Fresh green beans have the ends that even the youngest of kids can snap off. The best way to do this is to sit your kid down with a bag of fresh green beans and have the snap each end of the green bean off and place the bean in the bowl.

Make Centerpiece

Kids can easily work together to create a Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece and placemats for guests and family who’ll be dining with you. Grab the construction paper and other craft supplies to hand over to the kids as they work together to develop beautiful placemats and a centerpiece.

Wash Dishes

If you don’t have a dishwasher, or even if you do, the kids can wash dishes and help with the dishwasher. This is a great help before, after and during Thanksgiving dinner because there will be a lot of dishes used during the process of preparing and hosting a Thanksgiving dinner.

Table Duty

Assign a kid to have table duty where they will be in charge of setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner and clearing the plates off of the table once everyone’s finished eating. This alleviates so much time for the adults who had to work harder at baking and cooking all day.

Kids really enjoy feeling like they’re a part of something, using my tips I shared today to have your kids help with Thanksgiving dinner will make everyone happy. Thanksgiving dinner should be a family affair where everyone works together to feast over a delicious meal with great conversations.


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