As you're preparing for your holiday meal, consider using free printable placemats as part of your Thanksgiving table. In addition to being a frugal way to decorate for the season, these placemats can also provide a source of entertainment for your guests and an activity to keep the kids busy. To create your placemats, click on the image of your choice. Save the PDF file to your computer. Open the file using Adobe Reader and print on white or ivory cardstock to ensure durability.
Fall Leaves Thanksgiving Placemat
This festive autumn leaf design placement can be an activity to help little ones learn to set the table for Thanksgiving dinner. It can serve double-duty as a decoration that can be personalized with a handwritten message for each guest. Consider having the kids craft seasonal napkin rings to complete the table setting.
Thanksgiving Activity Placemat
Children will have a great time completing the maze and connect-the-dots puzzle on this fun activity placemat. They can also color in the turkey. Be sure to have pencils and crayons or washable markers handy for them to use.
Pilgrim Placement for Kids to Color
This pilgrim placemat provides a fun Thanksgiving activity that even the preschoolers in the family will be able to enjoy. Just be sure to place some crayons or washable markers on the kids table. Consider having some other Thanksgiving coloring pages on hand for youngsters who really enjoy this activity.
Making Your Placemats Reusable
If you wish to reuse your placemats, consider taking them to an office supply store to be laminated or covering them with clear Con-Tact paper at home. In the case of the black and white coloring page and activity placemats, children can then use washable dry erase markers to complete the activities as many times as they wish.
More Printable Placemat Crafts
You can find additional Thanksgiving placemats from a variety of sources, such as:
- Cut and paste placemat craft: This project encourages preschoolers to improve their proficiency with scissors. Kids can color the pilgrim, turkey, and cornucopia decorations before cutting and pasting them onto the placemat border of their choice.
- Activity placemat for older children: Children who can easily write on their own will enjoy creating a Thanksgiving day poem as part of this cute activity placemat.
- Thanksgiving jokes and games placemat: This placemat from My Sister's Suitcase features child-friendly Thanksgiving day jokes and several tic-tac-toe grids.
- Psalm 107:1 coloring placemat: This beautifully designed Bible verse coloring page is a lovely way to give thanks to God on Thanksgiving while also sharing your faith with your guests.
Making Special Thanksgiving Memories
These free placemats will add a festive touch to your Thanksgiving table. Placemats can often double as souvenirs from your Thanksgiving meal. If you don't have the storage space required to save the placemats themselves, you could try taking digital photos of each person with their finished placemat and creating a collage for your family scrapbook album. As the years pass, it will be fun to look back at your child's preschool coloring pages or her list of things she was most thankful for. Over time, this can become a tradition for multiple generations to enjoy.