Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for Kids


Are you already planning your Thanksgiving menu? Do the kids want to get in on the cooking action? Even though your young children aren’t ready to use the stove or oven safely, they can help out with their own version of meal prep.

Kitchen-time for kids can help them to develop key math, science and critical-thinking skills. Celebrate Thanksgiving with these easy-to-make, kid-friendly cooking ideas.

Cranberry Sauce

Let your kiddo pick their favorite ingredients to add to your own cranberry (or store-bought) recipe. Add in golden raisins, pine nuts, almond slivers, pineapple chunks, sliced and diced pears, orange slices, or anything else your child thinks will taste good with the traditional turkey day treat.

Green Bean Salad

Forget about the same old green bean casserole. This year change things up and let the kids make their own fresh salad. Wash green beans and add them to green leaf lettuce. Your kids can add in anything from tomatoes to sliced avocadoes.

Turkey Toast Toppers

Do you need an option that the picky eaters at the table will enjoy? Toast bread for your child and have them top it with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes or other holiday menu items. This option allows your child (or other guests) to create their own dinner pick at the table!