Eating a holiday dinner is fun, but helping get everything ready for the big meal can be a lot of fun too. Here are a few things that kids can do to help out. Plan the menu. Talk with your family about what to have for your holiday dinner. Pick a couple side dishes to go with the main course, like vegetables, potatoes and salad. Then pick something for dessert. Lend a hand in the kitchen. There are lots of dishes to get ready for a holiday feast; ask how to help. Maybe mashing the potatoes or putting rolls in a serving dish. Offer to set the table and clean up. Give parents a break when dinner is over and help with clean up. Your parents will be so happy to have your help. After a full day of cooking, eating and cleaning up, you can all enjoy a slice of pie for dessert.