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Place-Setting Practice

Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 16 2004

A place of their own: Kids will have fun practicing their table-setting skills with colorful paper pieces.

When kids learn to set the table, they discover what all those forks and spoons are for. A diagram can get them started.

Place-Setting Practice How-To
Silverware is put in the order it will be needed; items used first go on the outside. There are a few exceptions; for example, dessert silverware goes above the plate. Kids can adjust what they set based on the meal. No soup? Don't put out the soupspoon. If adults will have wine, add a wineglass to the right of the water glass.

Download and print the diagrammed serving pieces onto card stock. Cut out, and let kids practice.

Comments (11)

  • LadyBaltimore 24 Feb, 2010

    Roroma's idea is really great!

  • LadyBaltimore 24 Feb, 2010

    Roroma's idea is really great!

  • LadyBaltimore 24 Feb, 2010

    Roroma's idea is really great!

  • Roroma 15 Dec, 2009

    +I+am+going+to+iron+these+on+to+a+canvas+place+mat+with+a+formal+setting+on+one+side+and+a+casual+setting+onthe+other+so+my+kids+can+practice+settingtheir+own+place+at+the+table.

  • elinabotte 21 Aug, 2009

    magnifique

  • elinabotte 21 Aug, 2009

    magnifique

  • crafty_sophie96 22 Sep, 2008

    oops! i miss-spelled magiifique, or however you spell it !

  • crafty_sophie96 22 Sep, 2008

    This is a really great way to learn table manners, and setting skills! i am using it in French class; it is magnique for learning manners, customs, and vocabulary in different language! plus, it is really cute, with all it's fun and funky stripes!

  • yoopergal13 5 Feb, 2008

    What a fun, imaginative way to teach our children/grandchildren one more skill. Even if they never learn to cook... take out would look just as good in a setting like this.

  • yoopergal13 5 Feb, 2008

    What a fun, imaginative way to teach our children/grandchildren one more skill. Even if they never learn to cook... take out would look just as good in a setting like this.

  • yoopergal13 5 Feb, 2008

    What a fun, imaginative way to teach our children/grandchildren one more skill. Even if they never learn to cook... take out would look just as good in a setting like this.