20 FREE-To-Print Thanksgiving Coloring Placemats for Kids and Adults!
Right before the Christmas holidays, another wonderful celebration gathers the family around the table – Thanksgiving! While this is a wonderful time for relatives to catch up and uplift each other’s spirits, it’s no secret that the youngest of the bunch can get quite bored and restless. Keep the kids occupied at the dinner table with a pack of colored pencils and our FREE-to-print Thanksgiving coloring placemats!
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Thanksgiving Coloring Placemats with Games
Thanksgiving is a National Holiday that’s celebrated annually on the second Monday of November in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of the same month in the US. This is a time when families travel from near and far to get together and celebrate the harvest with a big festive dinner! Traditionally, you’re guaranteed to find pie, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and, of course, turkey! It’s definitely a feast worth attending to!
Every family has their own traditions, which makes the celebration quite unique and intimate for everybody. Some like to prepare the food together, others prefer to have every guest bring something they’ve cooked at home.
Some common activities during that day include watching the parade and the NFL Thanksgiving games. A ritual most people like to take part in is to give thanks to each member of the family, whether it’s for something particular or just in general. The more superstitious ones like to break a wishbone for good luck.
It’s safe to say that this is usually a really fun family gathering that leaves everyone feeling a little more connected to each other (and a pound or two heavier). However, the little children can sometimes feel left out as they simply can’t take part in the adult conversations being held at the table. If you don’t want to be bothered by a constant “Mommy, when are we going home?”, these fun coloring placemats will really come in handy! They will not only keep the children occupied while waiting for and eating their food but will also help to protect your festive tables cape stain-free!
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You can give them an extra task by asking them to write down in the designated areas on the print sheets what they are thankful for. This will help them feel more engaged in the conversation once it comes time for everyone to express their gratitude towards each other.
Another great quiet game that I find to be really entertaining, as well as time-consuming (especially for the younger ones) is the maze! This one in particular is more advanced, so if you need a couple of minutes to yourself, this will keep them occupied!
Here’s a more simple one that you, too, can take part in with a quick game of Tic Tac Toe!
This placemat allows for more creative freedom – it invites the kids to use the empty plate as a canvas to draw their meal!
More Coloring Placemats for Kids
Which colors would you pick for these best friends and their turkey?
Write your thanks to your mom and dad and read them out loud!
Turn this into a festive fall image with colored pencils in shades of green and brown!
What’s your favorite part about Thanksgiving? Point at the image that represents it best!
Are you not a fan of the holiday dinner? What would you like to have on your plate instead? Draw it on the sheet below!
Coloring Placemats for Adults
Minimalist ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ Placemat with Fall Leaves and Pumpkins
Now that’s one coloring page I would like to frame!
Add an elegant twist to your table with this illustrative harvest dinner!
What’s your favorite leaf color? Use it to bring this fall coloring page to life!
Give it up for the star of the evening – the turkey!
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