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Thursday
Nov152012

Entertaining the Kids on Turkey Day

Some tasty bites brought to you by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free and Jeanette's Healthy Living.The big day is just one week away. Mom's eyes will be on the roasting turkey, the boiling potatoes and the baking pies. Dad's eyes will be on the game. So whose eyes will be on the kids?

Today I hosted Robin of Mother Nature Network, Jeanette of Jeanette's Healthy Living, and Sarah of Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free for a Google+ Hangout to talk about ways to keep our little ones blissfully entertained, contented, and (ahem) out of mischief this Thanksgiving day.

Tips to Highlight

1. Start the day off with a finger-food breakfast. Fruit and these Cinnamon Roll Muffins fit the bill.

2. Put the kids to work prepping vegetables, mashing sweet potatoes, hauling in groceries, rearranging furniture, or writing little messages to go into these Thankful Rolls—the cutest thing ever!

3. Keep kids' hunger at bay with easy, prep-ahead finger food like these 5 Kid-Friendly Dip Recipes.

4. Put kids to work setting up and decorating a Kids Table that the adults will envy!

5. Set up a craft table. Here is a fun idea. For more craft ideas, visit Kids Activities Blog and do a "Thanksgiving" search.

I hope that because our family doesn't do the football game scene doesn't make us TOO un-American. Ha! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Reader Comments (6)

Lexie - what a fun hangout topic this was - thanks so much for asking me to participate. Some great tips and ideas!

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

Thank you Jeanette. So enjoyed it : )

xoLexie

November 16, 2012 | Registered CommenterLexie

Hi Lexie,
I love your blog and recipes! May I ask, though, that you not refer to children as "little indians"? You would never say little Jews, or little Africans, if they weren't Jewish or African, so why do many think it's okay to use "Indian" in this way? It's falling back on the old TV/movie stereotype of Indians as wild savages and, to many, is hurtful. My husband and kids are part Native American and this type of remark, however innocent it may be, is hard to explain to children. Sorry to get negative, but this is something I feel strongly about so I had to say something.
Karen

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Karen ... point taken. I have edited it. xoLexie

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Thank you, Lexie!
Karen

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Oh lexie you are so cute and sweet! It was awesome to see you in this little video! Keep up the good work! Love ya!

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRuthie

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