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Holiday Kid Zone

Keep the kids entertained and in the spotlight during the holidays with these fun, kid-friendly activities.

Homemade Turkey Leg Place Card

Kids will love this fun and easy-to-make turkey leg place card.

Trim the top inch from a small brown lunch bag. Fill with popcorn, snacks, toys or even candy. Push in bottom corners, molding and twisting the bag into the right shape. Attach a 2- x 5-1/2-inch horizontal strip of white or colored cardboard to the bag; seal with glue or scotch tape. Glue a heart (also made out of cardboard) to the end of the rectangle to resemble a leg bone. Decorate the front of the bag with foam letters to create child's name. Decorate with stickers and markers, if desired.

Note: If older kids are involved, you can draw out the shape of a bone on cardboard and cut it out instead of making both the rectangle and heart.

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More fun for kids - download and print free coloring book pages, mazes and more!
Click on each image below to start downloading.

Make Homemade Placemats

Pick up some plain paper placemats or 11"x17" paper sheets, crayons, markers and stickers from the craft store. Then assign every kid a few dinner guests to make placemats for and let them unleash their inner artist. These are sure to be the talk of the table.

Play Turkey Hide & Seek

This fun game is easy to organize. Just have your kids draw or paste a picture of a turkey on a dozen or so index cards. To play, the leader hides the cards around the room and then the seekers begin the search. As each turkey is found, it's brought back to the leader, who corrals them in a separate pile for each player. When all the turkeys have been found, the player with the most turkeys is the winner and becomes the leader for the next round.

Illuminate the Holidays

A fun holiday activity is for the kids to help decorate the driveway with traditional luminaries. Purchase brown or white quart-sized paper bags and have them draw their own holiday designs on them. These are easily lit with small decorative candles or Sterno candles (AN ADULT SHOULD ALWAYS BE PRESENT). Place a rock or sand inside the bag to keep it from blowing in the wind.

Break Out the Crayons

You can find affordable, holiday-themed coloring books available in bookstores. Or simply click the downloads above to print out some great holiday images for the kids to enjoy.