Preparing a special meal for Thanksgiving? There are lots of things that children can do to help. Even very young children have perfected some skills which will come in handy. Kids can put things in a container, like napkins on a plate, potatoes in the pan, or mints in the dish. They can scrub things like vegetables, the tub, or the refrigerator door. They are good at tearing things into little pieces like bread for stuffing, or lettuce for a salad. They can stir anything that isn’t hot. The secret is to “let them help” not to “make them work.” A little bragging to grandma will make them beam with pride, and a few years from now when they really can be a big help, they will think working in the kitchen with you is fun.