Don’t fret Thanksgiving and picky eaters with these delicious and simple 5 kid-friendly Thanksgiving recipes that you have to try! If you want to pique their interest in this awesome family Thanksgiving holiday, let kids help in the kitchen. Not only will they be kept busy, but they’ll feel satisfied that they contributed to the big Thanksgiving dinner celebration.

5 Fun, Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes that include cookie desserts, apple cider, and a veggie side dish
Let’s make these thanksgiving, kids-approved recipes!

Fun Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Every year, my daughter helps me prep our Thanksgiving dinner. I love the fun, cozy memories we make, baking and cooking together! It also gives this mama some peace of mind, knowing that if she’s ever stuck on campus for Thanksgiving in college, my daughter will know how to cook a turkey dinner for herself and her friends!

Here are some of our favorite kid-friendly Thanksgiving recipes that will allow you to spend even more family time together this Thanksgiving.

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kid friendly thanksgiving drinks that include this sweet apple cider drink
Apple Cider is one of my favorite drinks and it is kid-friendly and festive.

1. Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Apple Cider Drink Recipe

Looking for a delicious kid-friendly drink for kids for Thanksgiving? This kid-friendly apple cider is perfect! It’s sweet, tart, and full of warming spices. It’s the perfect drink to warm up to on Thanksgiving.

Ingredients Needed To Make Easy Thanksgiving Apple Cider

How To Make Easy Thanksgiving Apple Cider Drink

  1. In a large saucepan add cider, lemon zest, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Bring the cider, lemon zest, and spices to a boil.
  3. Turn down the heat and let it simmer.
  4. Cover and let steep for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Using a ladle, scoop out the liquid only (leave the solids in the pot).
  6. Serve.
Kid friendly Thanksgiving desserts that look like rice crispy turkeys with candy corn
This Thanksgiving dessert is so easy for kids to make! The turkeys are the cutest.

2. Turkey Rice Krispie Treat Dessert Recipe for Thanksgiving

How precious are these Thanksgiving rice Krispie treats? I think they’re just darling, and the best part is, they’re easy to make. Even your kids can help!

They’re buttery, sweet, and have tasty Thanksgiving treats on them like candy corn and Hershey kisses.

Ingredients Needed To Make Turkey Rice Krispie Dessert

How To Make Turkey Rice Krispie Dessert

  1. First, cook the Rice Krispies treats. Melt butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Add marshmallows, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and fold in Rice Krispies until coated.
  4. Spread the Rice Krispies mixture on a lined baking sheet and allow to set, up to 30 minutes.
  5. Using a cookie cutter, cut circles out of the mixture.
  6. Push an upside down Hershey kiss into the center.
  7. Using decorating icing, attach the candy corn for feathers ,and chocolate chips for eyes.
kid friendly thanksgiving side dishes that include a veggie tray.
This kid-friendly Thanksgiving snack is perfect for munching before the big dinner and kids can easily set it up!

3. Veggie Turkey Thanksgiving Tray

Snacking before Thanksgiving is a must and this kid-friendly veggie tray is perfect and not just because it is tasty, it is colorful and looks like a turkey!

Ingredients Needed To Make Vegetable Turkey

For Turkey Shaped Tray Vegetable Tray

  • Red Pepper, cut into slices
  • Green Pepper, cut into slices
  • Yellow Pepper, cut into slices
  • Celery sticks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Black Olives
  • Cucumbers, cut into slices
  • Yellow Squash

For Veggie Turkey Honey Dipping Sauce

How To Make Turkey Shaped Veggie Tray for Thanksgiving

  1. First, fan the peppers for the turkey feathers, layering by color (red, green, and then yellow).
  2. Add the carrot and celery sticks.
  3. Next, layer with black olives.
  4. Add cucumber slices
  5. Then, place the squash as the head of the turkey.
  6. Mix all the ingredients for the dipping sauce, and serve with the veggie tray.
Kid Friendly thanksgiving dessert recipes more turkeys, but made of nutter butters, candy corn and fruit roll ups.
This kid-friendly Thanksgiving dessert recipe is not only so cute, but kids will have a blast making them.

4. Kid Friendly Fruity Feather Turkey Dessert Recipe

Looking for a super sweet and simple recipe that kids will love? Then this kid-friendly Thanksgiving recipe is perfect! Nutter Butter cookies with fruit roll-up feathers, chocolate chips, and candy corn, perfectly sweet and fun!

Ingredients Needed To Make Easy Fruit Leather Dessert Turkeys

How To Make Kid-Friendly Fruity Feather Turkey Dessert

  1. Unroll the fruit snack, and cut several pieces into a rectangle. Then, cut a scallop shape on one side.
  2. Separate the cookie, and place the fruit snack into the cookie to make tail feathers. Put the cookie back together.
  3. You can also cut up the fruit snack into feet, and place at the bottom of the cookie.
  4. The last step is to use icing to attach the chocolate chips as eyes, and candy corn as the beak.
These thanksgiving dessert recipes are easy to make, they are cornucopia made of ice cream cones dipped in chocolate and candy corn.
Look at this cute Thanksgiving day dessert!

5. Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Cornucopia Dessert Recipe

This Thanksgiving Cornucopia is sweet, crunch, and filled with yummy candy. Oh, and we can’t forget about the chocolate and sprinkle rim.

If you don’t like candy corn, I’m sure you could add different things like skittles, sixlets, or other Thanksgiving candy.

Ingredients Needed To Make Candy Thanksgiving Cornucopia

How To Make Candy Thanksgiving Cornucopia Dessert

  1. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Dip the top of the cone into the chocolate, and then add sprinkles.
  3. Place the cone on a non-stick baking sheet and place in refrigerator until the chocolate sets.
  4. Fill the cone with M&M’s, candy corn, and Thanksgiving candy.

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So which kid-friendly Thanksgiving recipe are you going to try first? Let us know how it goes!

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  1. I love these Thanksgiving recipes for kids! That cornucopia looks so tasty…though I don’t think I’ll use candy corn.

  2. How stinkin’ cute are those Fruity Feather Turkeys?! Love those! Thanks for sharing your recipes with us at Merry Monday this week!