Celebrate Thanksgiving with Kids: 14 Easy Thanksgiving Recipes and Crafts
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Round up all the little rascals; it's time to celebrate Thanksgiving with your kids with 14 easy Thanksgiving recipes and crafts you can get the whole family in on. Spend the weekend leading up to the big holiday preparing Thanksgiving activities for the whole game from easy sewing crafts to creating a kid-friendly Thanksgiving menu. Trust us - even Grandma and Grandpa are going to want to get in on these! Let your kids mix the ingredients while you put it in the oven; teamwork will get Thanksgiving dinner on the table.
Easy Thanksgiving Recipes
If you've never made your own homemade cranberry sauce, you are really missing out. Besides being easy to make, with each spoonful, you'll experience a burst of flavor that is second to none.
Make this the year you "roll out" a showstopping dessert that no one will forget! Our recipe for Butternut Squash Roll looks like something you picked up at a fancy bakery, but is actually easy to make.
Move over blueberry and cranberry muffins! Country Sweet Potato Muffins are making a name for themselves. These muffins have the comforting tastes of a pumpkin pie with a hearty yet delicate, moist texture.
Talk about having a secret helper in the kitchen! Impossible pies make their own crust, so we don't have to do a thing but mix 'em together and bake! Why wait for Thanksgiving when we can enjoy this lighter pumpkin pie anytime?!
Our creamy and Crunchy Turkey Bake is so warming and satisfying that you'll want to save leftovers to make it! This is the perfect way to take the chill off of a mid-winter day.
Popcorn Stuffing is the ultimate in out-of-the-ordinary stuffing recipes. Its a sure conversation-starter as the main ingredient for dressing our turkey for a holiday, or anytime.
We've added a secret ingredient to our recipe for Kickin' Acorn Squash, that gives this easy side dish just the right kick of heat and flavor! This is one roasted vegetable recipe you're going to want to have on your holiday table spread!
We love pulling out all the stops when it comes to impressing company, and nothing could be easier than this Dressed-Up Holiday Pie! Cookbook authors Karen Tack & Alan Richardson of the "Hello, Cupcake!" series share some easy garnishing tips to make us holiday heroes.
Cran Apple Casserole is ideal for a buffet dinner. Just fix it in advance, cover it and pop it in the fridge, then bake it right before the gang arrives! Served as a side dish or a dessert topped with vanilla ice cream...mmm mmm!
Why are our Classic Mashed Potatoes the best ever? Simple, extra-creamy and easy, they cook up fresh in a snap and team with all your favorite comforting main dishes. This is definitely one recipe the kids can get their hands on!
Easy Thanksgiving Crafts
Pay homage to everyone's favorite part of Thanksgiving with this "I Love Turkey" Tee. It's an easy turkey craft that your son or grandson will love to wear. Make a festive outfit for your little butterball with this Thanksgiving craft.
Make a complete Thanksgiving dinner out of felt for your kids to play with. Just use these free patterns for sewing stuffed toys and make Thanksgiving kidlet style.
Follow this Dishtowel to Apron Transformation to learn how to make an apron that looks brand new, but won't cost you a cent. Choose any dishtowel with fun pattern, add some bias tape for the neck, and top it off with an adorable decorative pocket.
Make these coordinating fall leaf table runner and napkin rings using this free table runner pattern. This makes a great autumn craft project, and it would look nice at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
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