11/16/2012 02:52 pm ET

8 Ways Kids Can Help With Thanksgiving Prep

Hosting Thanksgiving (or any holiday, for that matter) with lil ones in the house is a tricky task. Shopping, cooking, and cleaning are all made just a bit more difficult when you've got kids clamoring for your attention at the same time. Instead of trying to keep them out of your way while you prep for guests, put them to work! Here are eight ways to enlist the help of your kiddos in preparing for Thanksgiving company -- both in and out of the kitchen.

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