Do you remember sitting at the kids table during holiday gatherings? Did your family even have a kids table? Well, either way, we’re going to show you how to have a kids table this holiday season.
Why Have a Kids Table During Holidays?
Basically, you have a kids table during the holiday season for two reasons. One is because children have different needs than adults do. This means that they might need to eat differently or move around more.
Having them sit at their own table allows them to be free and not feel constrained or obligated to sit through long dinners with adults who can’t fathom how quickly kids can eat.
Another reason you should consider having a kids table during the holidays is that kids are just more active than adults. This means they’ll need room to run around and play. Besides, it could be really fun for them if you set up an activity at the kid’s table, like coloring or even playing a simple game that allows them to really feel a part of the holiday.
“So how do I set up a kids table?” you might be wondering. Here’s what we suggest:
Consider having a smaller, kid-sized table for the kids to sit at. It will fit them better and allow them to have more fun during your holiday festivities. If you don’t want to go out and buy a new table, no problem! Try setting up some card or craft tables pushed together instead. Tablecloths are always popular for this kind of thing.
Create a more casual atmosphere at the kids table.
This means it’s okay if they get messy while eating. It also means that you shouldn’t feel obligated to create a “fancy” meal for them. Let them eat what you’re eating, just in smaller portions and with kid-friendly utensils.
Create an activity for the kids at the table.
You can do this in many ways, but one idea that works great is giving each child a piece of paper and a few crayons or markers. Ask them to draw what they are most thankful for this year, or have them write down one thing that they want most for Christmas.
These are just a few ideas to get you started with creating your own fun kids table during the holidays. No matter what you decide, remember that children will behave differently at their own table than they will when they’re at the adult table. It helps to allow these differences and just go with it!
We hope that this article has helped you create a more fun kids table this holiday season.