So how do you get the family together, let the parents talk, watch the kids, AND keep them out of the kitchen and away from the china? Well, if you're my family, you give up on china. My mother informed me we were having decorated paper plates over gold chargers... problem solved for me, no breakables... problem solved for her....less dishes!
Here are a few other links for crafs and things to keep your kiddos occupied during dinner prep.
Several Thanksgiving crafts, coloring pages, puzzles ect. at Kaboose.com
Thankful Leaf pages... let your guests write what they're thankful for! Family Fun
Photo Pilgrim Napkin rings... featuring your family! Let you kids put them together.
What do you do to keep your chipmunks under thumb for Thanksgiving Day?