It’s almost that time again…mashed potatoes, cranberries, sweet potatoes – TURKEY! Hooray for Thanksgiving! Are you on the lookout for fun and easy Thanksgiving activities for kids? This game will get kids in the spirit of the feasting season and they’ll learn the all-important skill of setting the table!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-Plastic or regular silverware
-Small paper or plastic plates
-Small paper or plastic cups
WHAT TO DO:
Punch a brad fastener through the middle of the spinner, folding the prongs so that the head of the fastener sticks up from the paper a little bit. Tape the back of the fastener to the back of the spinner so it stays in place and pop a paper clip over the head of the fastener to finish your spinner.
Provide each child with a printable placemat and place all of your dishes and silverware in the middle of the table.
The object of the game is simple – who can be the first to fill up their placemat with all of the dishes and silverware?
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Once everyone’s placemats are set, why not have a little snack?
-Set out multiple forks, spoons, and butter knives and have kids sort them into a silverware tray for even more practice with functional kitchen skills!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Visual motor integration, social skills, grasp, visual perceptual skills