6 Printable Activities to Keep Kids Busy at the Reception

Busy hands and short attention spans? We've got you covered.
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by Andrea Fowler
andrea fowler the knot wedding planning expert
Andrea Fowler
Wedding Planning Expert
  • Andrea Fowler is an Editorial Content Manager at Sony Music Entertainment.
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Updated May 09, 2019
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If you have a big family filled with little cousins, nieces and nephews, we recommend having an activity or two to keep those little hands busy—if only through the appetizer course. Place settings with coloring pages and crayons or a game corner set up during the reception can work wonders when it comes to mini gusts. And while the kids are coloring, the parents can blissfully sip on their champagne.

Everyone wins!

1. Coloring Pages

Printable free coloring sheets for a wedding activity for kids
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings downloadable printable coloring sheets, free, WhimsicalWonderlandWedding.com

2. Place Mat Paper

Kids' printable activity for a cute wedding reception idea
Annie's Paper Shop

AnniePaperShop Printable wedding table mat, $5, Etsy.com

3. Coloring Book

Coloring and activity book for kids at a wedding reception
Lovely Indeed

Lovely Indeed Activity book and printable, free, LovelyIndeed.com

4. Disposable Camera I Spy

I Spy wedding reception game for kids
Days With Audrey

dayswithaudrey I Spy digital file, $7, Etsy.com

5. Varied Activity Pages

Kids' activity book printable for a wedding reception
Mockeri

Mokeri Wedding activity book, free, Mokeri.com

6. Interactive Cootie Catcher

Paper fortune teller for a fun kids' activity at a wedding
Skip to my Lou

Skip to My Lou Paper fortune teller, free, SkiptomyLou.com

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