This is a simple activity for older children to design their own place mats, that they can use at meal times.
You will need:
- Coloured card
- Digital Camera
- Various toy catalogues or children’s magazines
- Laminator and laminating sheets
First take a photo of the child using the digital camera and show them, if they like the photo print it off. Let the children choose a piece of coloured card, and glue their photo into the centre. Encourage the children to look through the magazines and catalogues and cut out any pictures that they like, for example their favourite toys, animals or their favourite cartoon characters. Children can glue these pictures onto the card, around their photo. Once their collage is finished, laminate it and use it for a place mat at meal times.
Areas of learning covered:
- Creative development
- Personal and Social development