Do your kids set the table? When I was a kid, setting the table was one of my jobs. I can't remember a single meal for which I did not place out the dishes. I'm teaching my son to follow in my footsteps. It's a practical life activity that will always be useful!
I made this handy dandy placemat learning tool. It's just paper and pen. Nothing fancy. No lamination involved.
I added the numbers for some structure when, for some odd reason, Kiddo was not putting down his placemat first, which was weird since he's been putting his placemat on the table for more than a year. I guess I confused him with trying to teach something he already knew. Silly me. But you know, he loves numbers!
You hardly need a tutorial so I will simply show you my photos! Before:
Um, yes. I am fully aware that nothing matches. I hope this clash of colors won't upset anyone's appetite.
What practical life activities are you doing with your kids these days?