Table Setting

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  • A large tray.
  • A placemat.
  • A small plate.
  • A set of cutlery: fork, knife and spoon.
  • A drinking glass.
  • A napkin.


Individual or group presentation.


  1. Introduce the activity on the shelf.
  2. Show the child how to carry the tray to the table.
  3. Explain to the child that you are going to set the table for one person.
  4. Remove the placemat from the tray and unroll it onto the table.
  5. Place the plate on the placemat. Make sure it is on the center.
  6. Place the fork on the left side of the plate.
  7. Place the napkin on the left side of the fork.
  8. Place the knife on the right side of the plate.
  9. Place the spoon to the right of the knife.
  10. Place the drinking glass above the knife.
  11. Invite the child to replace the items onto the tray and repeat the activity.
  12. Remind the child to return everything to the shelf when she is finished.

Control Of Error

Points Of Interest


  • To teach a child the proper way to set a table.




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