Laying a table
- Plate, knife, fork, spoon, napkin.
- Place mat setting diagram
This can be done as a group presentation.
- Directress gathers the children together in a group around the dining table and shows them how to lay a table.
- Directress takes the materials placed on a tray and brings it to the dining table.
- She then takes the place mat setting diagram and puts it on the table.
- Then, she takes the knife, fork, spoon, napkin and plates out from the tray and place them according to the diagram.
- When the exercise is completed, Directress shows the children how to place the materials back to its place.
Control Of Error
Visual. A place mat setting diagram is provided.
Points Of Interest
- To teach a child how to lay a table.
- To develop the child's eye hand coordination.
- To develop the child's fine motor control.
- To develop the child's concentration.
- To develop the child's independence.
- To develop the child's self esteem.
Have a different table setting for a Chinese meal, Japanese meal, etc.