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Personalizing Placemats

ages 2-6


Supplies

Construction paper, pictures, scissors, glue, self-adhesive laminating sheets

Activity Detail

With your child, cut out pictures from magazines of your child's favorite things - foods, toys, colors, etc. Give your child a glue stick and then help your child paste pictures onto a large sheet of construction paper, card stock, or poster board. Laminate your finished product and voila! - your very own customized placemat. A few other options: * Instead of using magazine pictures, use your favorite family photos from the past year. * Go with a theme: Use pictures of all foods, animals, letters, numbers, etc. * Make the placemat 2-sided: numbers on one side, letters on the other. You'll pay at least $5 for these kinds of placemats in most stores!

Comments

becky.johnson said:

I love this activity! We do these seasonally so that we can have a festive placemat for every holiday.

- Posted on Jun 20, 2007



amyfauss said:

I really like this idea. I am a big fan of anything that will hold your child's attention at the table while you prepare dinner, or even while you try to finish eating your own.

- Posted on Jun 27, 2007



elizabet-k said:

I love this idea and we are going to make one out of pictures from our recent trip to Mexico to help them remember. I'll probably include their airline stubs and anything else from the trip.

- Posted on Jul 18, 2007



jennifersweckard said:

This is a great idea for helping to make mealtime fun for a toddler. You could make a few different ones and take them to restaurants too!

- Posted on Jul 18, 2007



ashleyoneill said:

For a really great, sturdy laminating job, take your placemat to your local office supply store or Kinko's to have it professionally done.

- Posted on Mar 10, 2008



Mimi said:

This is a great idea! I love it!

- Posted on Sep 15, 2008



mani1978 said:

I love this idea and we are going to make one out of pictures from our recent trip to Mexico to help them remember.

- Posted on Sep 27, 2008



Susan said:

My toddler classes really enjoy making placemats and using them during snacktime but their parents love the fact that their artwork is protected.

- Posted on Aug 17, 2012



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