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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.

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