When we decided at Threaded Together to each do a piece of the Thanksgiving table, I was assigned placemats. I automatically thought about having the kids do turkey handprints or something similar on construction paper. What we decided to do was cut out turkey feathers and a turkey body. I let the kids put together each turkey and then we glued them to the whole sheet of construction paper. Laminate them and you have fun placemats for Thanksgiving!
A few days ago as I was reading some craft blogs, I saw a suggestion where you should let the kids make the placemats on Thanksgiving day. I wish I could remember the site! What a great way for the kids to stay entertained and out of your hair while you get Thanksgiving dinner together!