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Adorable Thanksgiving Place Cards Kids Can Make

Looking for a Thanksgiving craft to do with your kids this week? Whether or not you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, making place cards for the holiday meal is a great activity for kids of all ages.

Not only do children love painting and decorating, but they get to design a special setting for the special people in their lives. It’s a great way for kids to participate in the holiday preparation.

Thanksgiving Place Cards for Kids to MakeThe best thing about the template is that it’s completely customizable.

Using this free printable, you can have your toddler making fingerprint turkeys or your older children painting more elaborate turkeys.

Thanksgiving Place Cards that Kids Can Make

With this thanksgiving place card template, you can be as creative as you like: you could have your kids use fingerprints for the turkey feathers or they could glue on skittles or feathers in the shape of a turkey. You could even skip the turkey design altogether and have your child practice writing their letters.

The possibilities are truly endless, as the place card template has lots of open space for creativity.

There are even dotted lines for you or your child to cut out the place settings πŸ™‚

Thanksgiving Place Cards Materials

  • Free Thanksgiving place card printable – see above
  • Card stock
  • Kids paints
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Any other decorating materialsΒ (stickers, crayons, markersΒ for decorating the back or inside)

Thanksgiving Place Cards Kids Can Make with free printableInstructions for Thanksgiving Place Cards

First, I printed the template on card stock. There are four per page, and remember that it’s always good to have a few extra. My toddler smeared paint across quite a few of them before we even started πŸ™‚

Next, I had my toddler paint the turkeys on. You can have your child make finger prints or use q-tips. ​I love using q-tips (rather than paintbrushes) for toddler painting. It’s more controlled, easy for kids to use, and quick to clean up!

After they dried, I drew on the eyes, beak, and feet with a sharpie. Then you (or your child) can cut them out. The dotted lines make it easy πŸ™‚

After folding, the thanksgiving place cards that the kids made are ready!

Thanksgiving Place Cards Kids Can Make with Free PrintablesIf you have a little one and are doing fingerprints rather than painting or q-tips, your place cards might look more like this (see picture below)… a little sloppier but still adorable πŸ™‚

Thanksgiving Place Cards that Kids Can Make with Free PrintablesFor extension ideas, you can also have your child decorate the inside or back of the place card – through coloring, through choosing stickers for each person, or through writing a note.

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  1. These are adorable. What a fun craft for little ones. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK but I guess this idea could be adapted for any event, maybe finger print robins for the Christmas table, or chicks at Easter. Thanks for stopping by at Handmade Monday to share πŸ™‚

  2. So cute! We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Portugal and I still think my kids will love to make these. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  3. so sweet! I love always enjoyed having my children help with the preparing for guests as we get close to the Thanksgiving weekend. We had a houseful of people for many years and it was always a highlight of our year.
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at our Hearts & Home Blog Hop! Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family.

  4. Love this idea! Thanks for contributing to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link party this week! Be sure to follow us and we’d love to see you next week!

  5. Sweet! These place cards are adorable. Great craft for the kids to make while dinner is being prepared. I’m Pinning this one. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

  6. These are really lovely! I wish we had Thanksgiving here in the UK! Thanks for joining in at #TriumphantTales. Be sure to come back Tuesday! X

    1. Thanks Jaki! When I lived in Ireland, I tried to host American thanksgiving… couldn’t find pumpkin anywhere and wasn’t sure how to cook a turkey. It was a mess but has made for a good laugh years later!

  7. Oh, these are just so cute!! What a lovely little keepsake also! I bet the kiddies will have so much fun making these!

    Thank you so much for sharing your fun project with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

  8. These are fun ideas and happy your share on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW last week. Now they will be featured this week. Hope you will join us and linkup again.
    Have a great week!

  9. Such gorgeous cards. We must start on ours at home or before I know it it will be christmas on my doorstep and I wont be prepared at all. Your post has now pointed me in the right direction!
    Thank you so much for linking up to #KCACOLS hope you come back next week.

  10. Awww love these. So cute and fab. Love crafts that involve a personal touch from the kiddies too.

    Thanks for linking up to #KCACOLS

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