Include Children in Getting Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner: 10 Principles

Include children in getting ready for Thanksgiving Dinner.  It is  a time-honored tradition in my home and my mother’s home.  My children would help set the table when they were little, and by the time they were teenagers, they were moving around tables and chairs and taking drink (non-alcoholic…lol) orders.  They also made crafty creations for names at the table or other decorations.

Include Children in Getting Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner:

  1. Make a list of chores ahead of time.  
  2. All age children can be helpers. 
  3. Be sure the chore fits their ability.
  4. Be ready to supervise the little ones. 
  5. This is more about teaching children by example than it is about them getting the chore done right in a certain way. 
  6. Create a new family tradition, and keep the old ones that are loved. 
  7. Foster an atmosphere of working together and spread the chores out to everyone.
  8. Make chores fun.  Let the children make a small, easy holiday craft for decoration on the table.
  9. Feel confident that you are growing together as a family. 
  10. Set an intention of gratitude and thankfulness and everyone around you will catch your good vibrations!


One food item a child can help make or place on the table is cranberry sauce.  See this blog for health benefits of cranberries.

Burns and injuries happen during the holidays.  Burns from hot foods and injuries from fooling around or by accident happen.  Just in case your child (or you, or someone else) is injured or hurt, check out these homeopathic remedies for first aid.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Include children in getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner and  instill values of gratitude and thankfulness in them.

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified (PNP-BC), RN, MS, Health Coach, FAARFM (Fellow in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine)



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