Emily recently moved into a booster chair from her high chair. And, I quickly saw that she was going to need some kind of placemat to keep things from getting quite so messy. So, I remembered seeing this idea in Better Homes and Gardens of making a placemat that teaches where to put the plate, cup, napkin, silverware - etc... so she can learn how to help set the table. While she is not quite ready for that - the placemat was fun to make and it works great! She LOVED making it - and is quite proud of her coloring as she points it out to us at most meals.
I taped together two pieces of construction paper (the purple) and let her scribble away. Then we glued on the plate, napkin, cup, and silverware. And, took the placemat to get laminated.
I added a verse onto the plate: Psalm 119:103, "How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"