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Designed specifically with children in mind, children's furniture makes a great addition to your child's bedroom or playroom. A kids craft table and chairs from Pottery Barn Kids will give your child a place to read, color, play with their toys or host a tea party for their friends. Our selection includes sturdy and durable pieces crafted from wood or metal that will offer your child years of use. Rich color tones and expertly finished surfaces make for tables and chairs that are easy to wipe down and simple to coordinate with other furniture.
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Kids craft tables and play tables come in an array of sizes, making it easy to find one that suits your needs and fits your space. Explore our selection of smaller, two-seater tables great for the corner of a bedroom and larger four- and six-seater tables ideal for a spacious playroom and for when your child invites their friends over. Consider pairing your child's new play table with a small bookshelf where they can keep all of their arts and crafts or tea party supplies. You can also choose an activity table that comes with drawers or shelving underneath for some extra storage.
For a play desk that grows as your child does, take a look at our adjustable tables that come with two sets of legs. When your child gets too tall for the first set of legs, simply switch them out for the taller ones and your table will be able to comfortably accommodate them for many more years to come.
Once you have chosen your table, we also carry an array of kids chairs to give your child a seat suited to their size. Choose chairs in a style and color that matches your child's desk or mix-and-match colors and materials for more of an eclectic design. Our chairs are available in bold and bright colors like blue, red, green and pink as well as more neutral whites, grays and light pastels. Solid and sturdy, they'll provide your child with a comfortable seat. With designs ranging from hip and contemporary to more vintage styles, you'll enjoy how they look in any room in your home.
If you're shopping for a new play table and new kids chairs at the same time, then a set that includes both might be a good option for you. Our convenient sets include a kids table and chairs in various styles and configurations. We carry smaller sets with just two chairs as well as larger play table sets that come with four chairs. Most sets are available in a wide array of color options as well, letting you choose the color of the table and chair independently and create a unique design perfect for your home.
Among Pottery Barn Kids' selection of kids tables, you'll find some specialized play table accessories to enhance both its functionality and your child's enjoyment. A paper roll that affixes to the side of the desk will ensure that your child always has a fresh canvas to draw on and an acrylic play table mat that protects the surface of the table will allow them to get creative without causing you to worry about scratches and messes. You can also pick up some extra activity carts or storage baskets for all of your child's arts and crafts supplies.
A kids play table and chairs are a wonderful way to encourage your child's imagination and creativity. Choose the best kids table and chairs for their needs and get your new arts and activities corner all set up with the right accessories for hours of fun.
Kids deserve their own space where they can sit or stand comfortably to create art, do homework, eat, and play. Plus, when they have their own table for these activities, it reduces the mess on the dining room table or kitchen counters.
The market is saturated with kids tables, with many different sizes, styles, and types. We tested 11 different tables for kids, from picnic tables to basic-use tables, considering their durability, stability, ergonomic positioning, and ease of cleaning. We put these tables through the ringer, using them daily for at least a month each and purposely getting them messy just to see how well they clean up.
To inform our product selections and testing, we also spoke to two occupational therapists who specialize in pediatrics: Chaye Lamm Warburg and Ashley Stoffel. Jump to the end of this guide to read more about our full testing methodology and FAQs about kids tables.
The Ikea Dundra activity table checks all of our testing boxes, and it does so as one of the more affordable tables we tested. The table has raised edges to stop crayons, markers, and other supplies from rolling off, and it has a large storage drawer with two compartments. The table surface is gray while every other surface is white.
Although it doesn't come with chairs, it's the right height for younger kids to stand at the table and for older kids to kneel or sit. The table is 19.5 inches from the ground, which is about belly button height on my 3-year-old.
In our cleaning test, everything came off easily with a basic household cleaner with the exception of the colored pencil, which came off with a Magic Eraser. The storage drawers in the front have pros and cons when it comes to cleaning. The pro: If you're in a rush, pull out the drawer and push everything in with one arm swipe. The con: If you don't clean up a liquid spill on the table quickly, it will drip into the drawer.
From the second I picked up the box, I could tell the table would be very sturdy. It does not budge unless you have one or two adults trying to move it. It has also proven to be durable, with no dents, chips, or other signs of wear.
It has proved to be very durable and stable in our tests. The table doesn't wobble or tip, and we haven't seen any chips, cracks, dents, or other signs of wear. In addition to our clean test, this table also saw a lot of daily use throughout our testing as the main craft table for my toddler.
Like other activity tables, it does not come with chairs. However, there are two leg-length options, fulfilling the "grow-with-you" moniker. We tested the 15-inch legs; 24 inches is the other option. When kids are old enough for the 24-inch legs, the table becomes tall enough to add on chairs. This table is so beautifully crafted and low to the ground that my husband attempted to overtake our testing and convert it into a coffee table.
A basic kids table and chair set should be a staple in every child's home. The Kidkraft Farmhouse Table and Four Chairs stood out as a high-quality kids' furniture set that looks just like a miniature version of a dining set. It comes in four colors: espresso, white, natural, and pecan.
Easy cleaning is a parent's dream and this table passed our cleaning test with flying colors. Everything wiped clean using a regular household cleaner. The only downside when it comes to cleaning is that the chairs have quite a few uncovered screw holes. Cleaning can become a bit tricky when messes get into those indentations.
The Little Tikes Easy Store Jr. Picnic Table was a clear winner between the two picnic tables we tested. It's sturdy, cleans easily, and can seat up to six kids, though four is more comfortable. It's available with or without an umbrella. We found the umbrella a bit flimsy, but it does the trick if you want some shade.
During our testing period, we left the table in a backyard surrounded by other large toys. When high winds sent a small slide playset and a playhouse flying, this table stayed put. It also never wobbled or tipped, even when we sat one adult on one side, within the 200-pound weight limit.
In our cleaning test, most messes came out easily. This table has some texture, which trapped the crayon and colored pencil marks. With a bit of scrubbing using regular household cleaner for the crayons and a Magic Eraser for the colored pencils, everything cleaned off.
After over one month of testing, the table does not have any dents, cracks, or other obvious signs of wear. As an outdoor table, it does get a bit dirty, but dirt, pollen, and other outside messes clean quickly with a hose.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a safe and sturdy kids table for less than the Ikea Mammut. The table doesn't come with chairs, but you can add two on for $15 each, and it will still be the most inexpensive option in our guide. In testing, we often used it with this active balance chair, which we received as an editorial review sample from its manufacturer.
We used four main parameters to test each table: durability, stability, ease of cleaning, and ergonomic positioning. We tested each table with regular use for at least one month and some for more than six months. With the exception of the Pottery Barn Kids Carolina Grow-With-You Activity Table and B. Spaces by Battat set, we received editorial review samples of each table for testing purposes.
Kidkraft Outdoor Table with Benches and Umbrella: This is a beautiful table, but it's not the most practical option for kids. Crayons, colored pencils, and markers didn't clean off in our tests, and the wood started to chip and splinter after less than a year of use.
Delta Children Chelsea Chair Set With Table: I really, really wanted to love this set. It has storage under the table and it includes a reversible chalkboard/whiteboard. Unfortunately, it had a strong off-gassing smell that lasted over a month, and within a couple months of use, the chair legs became loose and almost fell off.
Melissa and Doug Wooden Table and Chairs: We really liked this set and didn't find any major flaws. There simply wasn't anything that made it stand out, and it's more expensive than some of the similar tables we tested.
Humble Crew Tot Tutors Forever 2-in-1 LEGO Compatible Activity Table: We were unable to spend much time testing this table. It quickly became apparent that it was unsafe. The table and chairs repeatedly slid and flipped out from under my toddler during testing. This happened with appropriate use on both hard floors and carpeting.
Ikea Flisat Children's Table: This table has a flat top, but it can also become a sensory table with two storage bins that fit inside. It was out of stock at the time of our testing, so we're looking forward to trying it out for a future update. 041b061a72