Crayons and paper tablecloths do the trick in restaurants. This Thanksgiving, try it at home. A 40-inch craft paper runner is printed with owls, turkeys, and leaves just waiting for little hands to fill them in.
Available at potterybarnkids.com, $15.
It’s never too early to introduce your bookworm to the pleasures of reading outside, on a blanket, in the park. To wit: We hightailed it out to the grass with snacks, sunscreen, and ten new reads.