Too Cool for Family Thanksgiving? 6 Ways to Get Kids Involved

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Request Kitchen Aid

Avoid idle hands by turning your kitchen novice into a certified sous chef by employing his help in the kitchen. Prepping ingredients or being in charge of a specific dish will keep him engaged in the holiday hustle and bustle—and away from the TV. Peeling vegetables, washing salad, bringing dishes out to the table, and mixing pie fillings are all easy and safe for kids. As an added bonus, helping in the kitchen can help a shy kid warm up to his extended family members before sitting down to eat.