Keep them happy, busy, and out of the kitchen!
The way we see it, these Thanksgiving activities for kids aren't just for, well, kids. They're also an easy, stress-free way to give your grown-up guests some space and time to enjoy themselves during your delicious Thanksgiving feast. And if you happen to be hosting this year, you'll be glad to know that our ideas will give you the freedom to check on your famous pie recipe.
Of course, if you're looking for an excuse to spend time with, and not away from, your kiddos, we've got you covered there too: From simple, no-mess crafts to low-key (read: quiet!) games, nearly everything on our list can prove fun for kids and grown-ups alike, should you choose to take a trip to the kids' table. After all, we know from personal experience that Thanksgiving activities for families to do together are in high demand too.
Last but not least, we've also made sure not to forget the littlest ones! Our list includes a ton of cute Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers, too, so that you can keep your toddlers occupied until the turkey is carved and ready to eat. There's only one thing left to worry about: Other guests might start requesting seats at the kids' table. You've been warned!