We played with food toys all the time back then, and I wanted to try something new. We used real utensils and tried a formal table setting like a fancy restaurant or party. I didn’t even know how to set the table right, so we learned table setting and table manners together! It’s never too early and never too late!
What you need
Glass cups or Any cups
Utensils (knives, spoons, folks)
Food toys for bread, salad, main course, and desserts (Your kids’ choice) If you don’t have food toys, you can draw meals on the paper and cut them out!
The table setting is overwhelming because there are so many different ways and different styles…, but once we know how it works, then we can use it forever!
We researched the internet and used the formal table setting one website recommended. (There is so much information about the table setting out there!)
There are some great videos for kids to learn proper table manners.
WhatsUpMoms: KIDS DINING ETIQUETTE 101 (with an Expert Coach!)
Aimee Symington: Manners and Etiquette – Teach Children Table Manners on WCNC
So many things to learn, but so much fun! I played the server at the restaurant, and my son played a customer. Our food toy playtime turned into a fancy restaurant. We can use what we learned sometimes!
Hello! I am a mom who has a curious son. Sometimes, his questions are challenging to me. Then I thought, “Why don’t I start to learn with him?”. As soon as we started to do many projects together, I was amazed at how kids soak up all the information like a sponge. I feel very fortunate we can do fun projects together. We wanted to share what we played, learned, and how it worked. We hope you enjoy them too!
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