etiquette place mats

We are always on the look out for simplified ways to start teaching our boys manners, and good old gentlemanly etiquette. Opening doors, offering their seat, and saying please and thank you are easy concepts to teach, but table manners are giving us a run for our money!

Thankfully when we brought this idea to our friends at Caravan Shoppe, (Melanie designed this very site!) they caught our vision and created this beautiful free printable for us! The concept is simple enough for a toddler to understand, and we’ll admit, it is pretty darling to watch them setting the table. Although, keeping those elbows off may take a few more tries.

caravan place setting

They’ve created four awesome designs, all free for everyone to download! Thanks Caravan, you’re the best!caravan place setting
You know we’re going to ask, what successes have you all found at teaching manners? We are ALL ears!

Tip: Laminate these babies for multiple usage.

See more of Caravan Shoppe’s printables for kids here.


  • Christine
    June 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

    LOVE this!! What a fantastic idea. My 18 month old loves putting the napkin on her lap just like mom and dad, it’s so cute.

  • Kelly
    June 10, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Stylish, clever, and kid friendly! Now all I need to figure out is how to get my 3 year old to sit long enough to eat!

  • PARIS BEE kids blog
    June 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    These are so great!!!!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  • Brigitte Singh
    November 29, 2021 at 5:45 am

    Lovely idea to teach kids about etiquettes. This is great and I will surely try it.


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