Even when you’re making something simple like our Challah Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup you can make every meal feel like an important one by setting and clearing the table. Kids can take the fact that they’re chefs one step further by pretending that they’re in a restaurant by setting and clearing the table. Handstand Kids love to cook in the kitchen so it’s important to teach them the proper etiquette for the entire meal. Starting out with simple tasks like setting the table teaches kids responsibility and is a task that even little hands can excel at.
These handy placemats from Kiki Creates are a great way to remind your kids of the proper way to set a table.
Allowing kids to clear the table may seem like too large of a task, but is also essential for forming good habits. If you think that your child is not old enough to handle the entire task of dishwashing, they can still help clear the table by bringing the dishes from the table to the sink. Settling them in with these new projects will ensure that your chefs learns that cooking is only part of creating a meal and time in the kitchen is not over until each dish is washed!