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This is my Thanksgiving board idea for parents and kids to share together. It’s perfect for noshing pre-turkey dinner or using as a themed snack all holiday weekend long!
Bonus points if your kids help build the board with you. They may be more apt to eat what’s put in front of them if they have choice in the matter.
The Halloween Muffin Tin snacks was such a hit, I wanted to make one for this holiday as well.
What’s On This Board?
Make it colorful! I love to incorporate lots of different colors to help expose kids to different food, especially fruits and vegetables. When you dress the new foods up as fun characters, your kids might be more apt to try them. You know your little ones best though, so make some of their favorites too!
- Purple cauliflower
- Tri-color mini bell pepper
- Green kiwi
- Red and purple radish slices
Add festive shapes! A cheese slice might be delicious, but when it’s shaped like a leaf or a turkey, it’s way more fun to eat! The shapes I made:
- Leaf cutouts in Babybel cheese
- Cheese cut with leaf cookie cutters
- A pilgrim hat made out of apple slices and cheese
Get interactive! Make sure you have some tasty dips too, the more colors, the more festive. I mean, who doesn’t love dipping, it’s such a fun way to eat! I used:
- French onion dip
See the second photo for labels of what I used for each character.
The Specialty Items
My favorite trick to making a board really… come alive for kids, is to add edible eyes to a few of the shapes. I’ve put them on Babybel cheese rounds to make PAC-MAN shapes, and on peppers and dips to make silly, spooky creatures for Halloween. And who can resist those sweet little pretzels with eyes!? Ah-dorable!
For this board the sweets that I incorporated are maple leaf shaped cookies and chocolate turkeys. Don’t be fooled, the chocolate turkeys are a definite treat. They are reminiscent of easter bunny chocolates, so one is probably enough.
Whatever other Fall treats you love. I’m a sucker for Trader Joe’s leaf chips, which I use on just about every fall board. You’ll find them on the great Thanksgiving Dessert Cheese Board too.
What Age is This Board For?
As always, I defer to the experts on safety when and how to introduce items to infants and toddlers. This board is for kids that are a bit older. Big shoutout to Feeding Littles who share excellent (expert!) resources for feeding your kiddos.
Show Me Your Thanksgiving Muffin Tins
Create this fun kid snack board to get your little ones excited about Thanksgiving (and their veggies)! Nothing makes me happier than seeing your version of what I post here. If you make a spread inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttoooproudtomeg so I can see and share!
And, If you liked this board recipe, please rate, review and let me know which items your littles ones liked the best.
Thanksgiving Kids Snack Board
- Mini Bell Pepper
- Purple Cauliflower
- Easter Radishes
- Maple Leaf Cookies
- Pumpkin Pretzels
- Pretzel Sticks
- French Onion Dip
- Chocolate Pumpkins
- Chocolate Turkey
- Plant Based Queso Dip