12 Kids Tables & Chair Sets For Coloring, Crafting, & Collecting All Their Crap

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by Anna Baboval
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Kids Table and Chairs Set

A kids table and chairs set is a playroom essential (right alongside a kid-friendly storage system that would make Marie Kondo proud). There is nothing cuter than seeing our kiddos hard at work on a drawing or building project. It’s just not so cute when the arts and crafts project has taken over our dining table and we can’t find our keys or the water bill under the pile of Elmo coloring pages.

Investing in a kids table and chairs set is for more than just Thanksgiving dinner (although we do that, too). Kids tables and chairs are sized right for little legs and little bottoms so there is less of a chance for falling and getting hurt, but more importantly, it allows them to do things themselves and grows their confidence and independence. Our kids couldn’t give two sh*ts about that though — they just want a space that is all theirs so they can color and draw and make a horrendously fabulous mixed color Play-Doh mess (we’re cringing at the thought!). Getting a kids art or activity table gives them their own space while minimizing the number of spaces we need to clean up — that’s a win. Many kids table and chairs sets are multi-purpose and can morph into a variety of entertaining options from LEGO bases to dry erase boards to sand tables.

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Whether you’re looking for a multi-purpose kids activity table for the living room or a classic kids wooden table and chairs for the playroom, we’ve got your covered. We even found a few cute outdoor options so the LOs can have their very own patio space — no grown-ups allowed.

Best Kids Table and Chair Sets

IKEA does great looking modern furniture on a budget better than anyone. How could we forget our first apartment table and chairs and spending hours putting it together after lugging it up flights of stairs? Thankfully we can spare ourselves (and our partners) the agony with this budget friendly child-sized gem from IKEA. The LÄTT table and two chair set is made out of solid pine and comes together in about 10 minutes (really!) so we can still take our break during nap time. 

Perfect as a pint-sized kitchen dining table or just a place to use the art supplies, this IKEA kids table is sized right for LOs ages 2 & up. While many mamas first want to get a table for their toddlers, this one will work up until elementary school. One mama reviewer commented, “My son is 4 and on the taller side so tables and chairs are hard for him because his long legs do not fit under the table. He fits perfectly.” Another parent shared, “This is the perfect table and chair setup. Our toddler loves to use it for meals, drawing, playing, tea times, etc and we simply clear it off and use it as a coffee table after she goes to bed. The white tops of the chairs and table are easy to wipe down and its build quality is better than its $30 price tag would imply.”

Melissa & Doug are the masters of all things wood for kids. We love this solid wood three-piece table and chairs set for our imaginative preschoolers, and parents really love this set as it maintains an impressive 4.8-star rating on Amazon after over 8,000 reviews. Sized right for kids ages 3 to 8, the real magic isn’t that this set will last that long, it’s that we can sit there, too! These kids chairs are weight rated for up to 150 pounds, so we can enjoy the tea parties just as much as Bear and our LO can. Available in white, natural, and grey, there is a set to match any playroom design or kitchen nook.

One mama had this to share, “I'm so glad I went with this set! It's such great quality and sturdy. Solid wood, easy to assemble. If it gets scratched up it could easily be painted, but it should be easy to wipe normal messes off of. I was worried about the height, but another person's photos put my mind at ease, so I attached some of my own. I bought this primarily for my 2.5 year old, but with the higher weight capacity of the chairs my 6 year old can sit there as well.I look forward to a few years of use until it is outgrown, and even then the table would make a good end table. This is the type of thing with a good resale value for yardsales etc., as well.” Aka it will last for kids number 2 & 3!

As our kids get older the need for sensory tables and tiny chairs fades away. This is why we love this Mid-Century Modern Table and Chairs from Costzon. It looks like a grown up set but sized as kids furniture that we actually want in our house! (Especially the all white version.) Perfect for the playroom or their bedroom, and designed for kids up to age 12, this wood and iron set is strong and ergonomically designed. Costzon notes that their chairs have been purposefully designed to provide back support, which ultimately helps our LOs be in the correct sitting position, no matter their age. 

Pro-tip: this set assembly is definitely FNTO (for nap time only) as it’s a two person job and the helper cannot be 3 years old. One mama reviewer had these encouraging words for assembly, “Love this table super easy to assemble once you understand how it’s done. I watched a video of a similar table assembly.” Why didn’t we think of that?

This kids table and chairs set features Trolls character Poppy and is under $100 … check and check! Along with the fan favorite movie character, the table has a washable vinyl surface for easy cleaning. All the pieces are made with steel that’s durable and lightweight, and setting it up as easy as putting it away thanks to legs that fold in on the chairs and table. So, if you’re simply looking for something that “does the trick” (or you’re in a bind and need to find a kid’s table before hosting the big family dinner), this set is a winner!

If your kiddo is so over Trolls, they’ve also got L.O.L. Surprise, The Avengers, Baby Shark, and more! One parent said, “My son loves this. I love this because it's super easy to clean no matter what is on it... marker, crayon, play dough, glue... also it folds up nicely to tuck away when not in use.Appropriate for my 5 year old and 7 year old... my 9 year old looks a little large at the table, but will hold even myself (115lbs) in the chairs.”

This wooden table set comes with not just two chairs, but four! And if the multi-color chairs don’t quite match your little one’s room aesthetic, they have a natural wood option too. One shopper reported, “I've used this in my pre-school classroom for a couple of years, and it gets A LOT of use. The table and stools are all very sturdy and they don't have any "wiggle" after all of these years. [...] The colors are very vibrant and happy-they pop! The size is perfect for 2-4 year olds. We love this set, and in general love this company. They build very sturdy items.”

Best Kids Activity Table and Chair Sets

If LEGOs aren’t really your kids’ thing, then a more simplistic arts and crafts table is just the thing for their playroom. This Costzon Kids Art Activity Table has four detachable under-table storage bins for organizing all the art supplies while keeping them handy. The lightweight plastic makes this set easily able to relocate to the dining room when needed for Thanksgiving or into the living for a puppet show. Plastic also means no screws. This is a parent and toddler assembly dream project that only takes minutes to put together. 

One mama reviewer gushed about this activity table, “This table is lovely, colorful, and the size is perfect, it is very stable and easy to install. It is safe for children because there are no sharp corners. There are also Storage Bins under the table, which can be used to put toys or color pens for children. Although it is a child’s chair, it is enough to bear more than 100 pounds of weight. The table is plastic, easy to clean, no odor, and durable. My child and I like it very much.”

UTEX’s Multi Activity Table has the appealing look of a classic kids wooden table and chairs but with the functionality we need. The inset table top panel is reversible with a smooth side for puzzles, board games, and coloring, and the flip side is a block building base. (UTEX can’t say it’s a LEGO board, but that’s really what it is and it’s awesome!) One mama we know noted only Mega Bloks won’t work on the building base since their holes are too large. 

Hands down our favorite feature though is the ability to store building blocks, coloring materials, or puzzle pieces under the table in one of two large pull-out drawers. Meaning no stepping on LEGOs while vacuuming because they’re all tucked away, but easily accessible when our littles want to use them. One mommy commented, “This is perfect for dinner times and playing. All of our friends comment how good it is and ask where we got it from.”

Committing to a kids craft table taking up permanent residence anywhere outside of the playroom is a big space-taking ask. Getting a kids folding table and chairs is one option, but Costway has blended the idea of a folding table and an activity table all into one. This five-way activity table morphs into multiple entertaining options from block building to sand table to water table to — our favorite — a storage table (yup, it can hold all their crap out of sight and out of mind) but also folds up when we need some space.

Even better, the adjustable table legs allow for it to be sized right for our 3-year-old but also extend for growing kids. The stools are weight rated for up to 220 pounds, so parents and caregivers can safely sit and play, too.

This Mecor Kids Table and Chair Set isn’t just a table and chair. The set comes with four built-in storage boxes, too. Great for toys or school supplies that your little one needs while sitting at the table. It comes in pink as well, and the star accents on the table and both chairs are pretty darn cute, too. One shopper shared, “You will not be disappointed. This was easy to assemble and sturdy for the price. Containers are spacious and convenient, keeps area tidy. Easy for kids to keep play area organized.”

Best Kids Outdoor Table and Chair Sets

When it comes to outdoor play, toddlers are a little too small to sit at the big kids table. Costzon has designed a toddler Adirondack table and chair set to match our own backyard furniture but sized right for little ones. Dining al fresco is a fun way to mix it up for toddlers during the summertime months (and makes for WAY less clean up). We love that the look and feel of this set will make them think they’re dining just like the grown-ups, but in a pint-sized space. 

The back support and armrests of an Adirondack style chair help with posture, but the durable lightweight plastic is easy to wipe clean. They can even be stacked when not in use to take up a little less yard space. We love the vibrant red color for backyard summertime fun, but this can easily be wiped off and transitioned indoors come winter.

There’s hardly a more quintessential kids outdoor table than this Step2 Sun & Shade Umbrella Kids Picnic Table. This is a summertime must-have across the preschool circuit for outdoor water activities, lunches, and even to set up as a Play-Doh factory. The durable plastic can seat up to four kiddos with weight ratings of up to 40 pounds on each bench. They can comfortably color or enjoy a snack underneath the shade of the umbrella. You’ll love that the whole thing snaps together without need any tools. And as warmer days fade, you can fold it flat to store it in a garage or shed.

One reviewer said, “This is such a great table. Super practical for younger toddlers. Nice and low so kids can easily sit and maneuver in and out with ease. Comes with a nice umbrella. The table itself was very easy to set up. Took only a minute. No hardware needed. Everything just click locks into place. Very sturdy. All plastic table. No sharp edges. Very happy with this kids table.”

KidKraft’s outdoor dining table with benches and umbrella has the look and feel of furniture we actually want in our backyard but at a size designed for kids. The table is actually only 19 inches high, which is perfect for preschoolers up through age 8, but is also long enough for dining with friends and spreading out messy projects (aka fingerpaints). The cute striped umbrella provides sun protection while the matching cushions make the wooden bench a little more comfortable for LOs who no longer have diaper padding. They even attach with hook-and-loop closure so they don’t end up in the dirt.

One parent commented, “Adorable table and benches. The cushions are good quality. I had my toddlers ‘help’ me put it together and we had it done in less than an hour. They want to eat every meal on it.”

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