Etiquette: Good Manners for Kids at the Table

  • images-12You are a young person growing in knowledge and skills.   You learn many things at school.  Good manners is a skill that is admired.  Good manners shows people that you are no longer at the baby stage.
  • PREPARING YOURSELF FOR A MEAL WITH COMPANY
  • Come to the table with clean hands and face and a smile on your face.
  • Put your napkin on your lap.
  • If you don’t like something that is being served, either leave it on your plate or don’t take a helping of it.
  • Say ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ when needed.
  • Start eating when everyone else does—or when given the okay to start.
  • Eat with a knife and fork. This is a universal rule.

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  • Take small amounts of food – you don’t want to choke.
  • Stay seated and sit up straight.
  • Elbows should not be on the table.
  • Use your napkin just to wipe your mouth. It should not be used to clean your face. Never blow your nose into a napkin.
  • Chew with your mouth closed and don’t talk until you’ve swallowed.

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  • Say “Please pass the…” instead of reaching.
  • Chat with everyone at the table.
  • Don’t pick food out of your teeth at the table. Ask to be excused and take a tooth pick with you.
  • Don’t make rude noises like burping or slurping.
  • Ask to be excused when finished.
  • Thank your host or whoever prepared the meal.
  • Offer to help clear the table.

Can You Set the Table for A Meal? Tips for Kids.

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Your parent or caregiver, can help you set your OWN place. Later, you can set the entire table.

What You Need.

  • 1 dinner plate
  • 1 bread plate often called a side plate.
  • 1 drinking glass
  • 1 napkin
  • 1 fork
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 table knife

If you are a parent/caregiver, pick up and hand each item to your child. If you are old enough, this is what you do.

#1 Dinner Plate

Place the big plate in the middle, directly in front of you.

#2 Bread Plate and Drinking Cup

Most young people are right handed. Have them place the cup/glass in their right hand

#3 Napkin

Many times the napkin is placed on the small plate to the right of the dinner plate. Keep it on your lap when eating.

When you have finished the meal, fold the napkin and place it to the left of the dinner plate.

Sometimes, kids can design their own placemats with help from other brothers and sisters.

#4 Fork to the Right or Left of Dinner Plate?

The word fork has four letters and so does the word left.

Place the fork to the left of the dinner plate.

 #5 Spoon and Knife

There are five letters in the word, spoon, knife and right.

Place these on the right of the big plate.

Riddles: Come to A New Site for Kids

images Unknown-2RIDDLES FOR FUN

.Don’t worry if you cannot solve them.  They are hard, but they make your brain grow.

  1. Q: You walk into a room with a match, a karosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
  2. Q: Throw away the outside and cook the inside, then eat the outside and throw away the inside. What is it?
  3. Q: Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is itimages-2

4. Q: What is the longest word in the dictionary?

5. What is the easiest way to double your money

6. What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?

7. Q: In a one-story blue house, there was a blue person, a blue cat, a blue fish, a blue couch, a blue chair, a blue table, a blue telephone, – everything was blue!. What color were the stairs?

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8. What has to be broken before you can use it?

9. What has a neck but no head?

10. What goes up and doesn’t come back down?

 

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Answers.

  1. A match.
  2. A: Corn on the cob, because you throw away the husk, cook and eat the kernels, and throw away the cob.3. Nothing.

    4A: Smiles, because there is a mile between each ‘s’

    5. Put it in front of the mirror of course!

    6. A glove.

     

     

    7A: There weren’t any stairs, it was a one story house!

    8. An egg.

    9A bottle.

     

Knock Knock Jokes: 1. Site to Motivate and Inspire

              KNOCK KNOCK

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Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Canoe.

Canoe who?

Canoe help me with my homework?

 

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Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Wedge?

Wedge Who?

Wedge you get those cool

sunglasses?

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Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Canoe.

Canoe who?

Canoe help me with my homework?

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Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

King Tut.

King Tut who?

King Tut-key fried chicken!

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Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Lass,

Lass Who?

Lass time I saw her

was in New York.

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Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Noah.

Noah who?

Noah good place we can get something to eat?

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Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Len

Len Who?

Lenda dollar to me, please.

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Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Lettuce.

Lettuce who?

Lettuce in it’s cold out here.

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Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Canoe.

Canoe who?

Canoe help me with my homework?

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Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Myth,

Myth who?

Myth you so much so

come home.

China: Climb Higher than a Fireman’s Ladder to Get to School

 children have dreams of what education can provide for them...

children world-wide have dreams of what education can provide for them… but what happens when you live in an isolated region and getting to school is a personal danger?

Zhang Jiawan Village, Southern China 

Children must climb up unsecured wooden ladders in order to reach school in this rural region of China. Their village in the remote Badagong mountains in Sangzhi county is surrounded by sheer drops on every side, making the school run a daily struggle.

one hundred villagers live on these mountain tops
one hundred villagers live on these mountain tops
  • Mountain-top village of only 100 residents is cut off from the outside world, apart from ladders leading to valley below
The dangers are obvious for children going to school
The dangers are obvious for children going to school
  • Brave schoolchildren use the wooden ladders with no safety precautions to get to school every day
  • Five-year-old Liu Dan explained: ‘It’s quite high but I try not to look down’
I don't look down, I just keep going.
I don’t look down, I just keep going.

These schoolchildren in southern China are so keen to get to school that they make the perilous journey on narrow wooden ladders every day, with no safety precautions.

Two Ways to School – Students Choose

The only way out of Zhang Jiawan village, unless the children have time for a four-hour cross country detour, is via a series of rickety-looking ladders leading down to the valley below.

 children have dreams of what education can provide for them...

children have dreams of what education can provide for them…

This Chinese students are eager to read and write.  They want to know about things outside their sheltered high mountain homes.   We wish them well