Age Appropriate Thanksgiving Tasks

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If you are having guests for Thanksgiving this year or setting a festive table for your family, everyone can join in the preparation—and have fun working as a team. To make the process a little less stressful, we provide a list of tasks separated by age. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ages 5-9:

Ages 10-15:

  • Polishing silverware.
  • Serving food.
  • Clearing the table.
  • Helping with cooking, baking, and food prep.
  • Taking out the trash.
  • Peeling vegetables, simple food prep.
  • Washing dishes.
  • Vacuuming, cleaning, dusting.
  • Yard work, raking leaves.
  • Washing dishes.
  • Planning activities for before/or after the meal.

Ages 16-Adults:

  • Running errands, picking up last-minute ingredients.
  • Cooking and overseeing kitchen helpers.
  • Washing dishes.
  • Ironing table linens.
  • Preparing guest rooms.
  • Babysitting or entertaining younger siblings.

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