Penny's Passion: Thanksgiving - Keeping the Kids Happy

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thanksgiving - Keeping the Kids Happy

Thanksgiving is just days away and if you're hosting, you might be getting a bit freaked out about how to keep the kids entertained while you're busy in the kitchen.  With the help of Amazon Prime, I have a few suggestions to help make the day go a little smoother.

When things get tense (and you know there will be those moments), having a few jokes and riddles up your sleeve can really defuse the situation.  This handy book just might turn a stressful moment into one where the whole family is laughing.  Here's a sample ~ Why did the turkey cross the road?  He had to prove that he wasn't a chicken!  hahaha.  Click HERE to purchase.

Cover your table with this versatile chalkboard tablecloth and let the kids have a blast drawing until their hearts are content.  We used this last year and it was so fun watching the kids play tic tac toe with their grandparents on it.  Click HERE to purchase.  Don't forget to grab some chalk - available HERE.  


While you have the table covered, now would be a great time to bust out a little craft project.  This kit makes 4 turkeys with 6 feathers each and is ideal to kids' busy hands occupied.  Pick up your set (or two) HERE.

Who doesn't love Charlie Brown?  You could always pop in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and let the kids (and probably some adults too) enjoy watching Peppermint Patty invite herself and her pals to Charlie Brown's house for a really big turkey party.  Good grief!!  Click HERE to add this DVD to your collection.

                  A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition
Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!


  1. I'm visiting from Peaceful Posse, but I am so glad I clicked over! I am hosting for the first time in a while and I love so many of these ideas (and Amazon Prime!), but the chalkboard tablecloth is brilliant! Definitely getting that! The joke book also looks fun. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Aw, fun ideas! I know my niece and nephew would love that chalkboard table cloth. They like to doodle - especially my nephew. I'd be excited myself to watch Charlie Brown too. :)


  3. Man you're always planned with something!!