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The holidays are almost here and many of us will be traveling to visit family and friends in far way places. I don’t know about you, but sometimes, when we go to visit family, they want to decorate with their finest table settings. Linens, embroidery, delicates – the works.
Now, I love a fancy table setting and I sincerely appreciate it when a family member goes through the trouble, but as the mom of a four-year-old and a six-year-old, as soon as we all sit down at that fancy table, I usually have a mini-mommy-heart-attack when my four-year-old drops some cranberry sauce, or my six-year-old dribbles and spills some turkey gravy.
Keep it Clean – Protect your Holiday Place Setting
We work hard on table manners at our house, but placing a bowl of something sticky in front of one of my kids is really an invitation for disaster.
So, this year, I’m going to try something new – I’m going to make our very own Christmas Activity Placemats for kids. I’ve designed four different placemats and even threw in a few bonus activities for the kids who get bored easily.
- Design 1: Table Setting – Simple
- Design 2: Christmas Lights and Coloring
- Design 3: Holiday Ornaments and Coloring
- Design 4: Holiday Ornaments and Table Setting
- Two Christmas Mazes
- One Christmas Board Game
You can download your free copy of these cute Christmas Placemats to re-make them at home from this post. Keep reading for your free download.
Christmas at Grandma’s
Now, whenever we travel, we can’t take our gifts with us. So, I wait to shop until we get to our destination. The Christmas wrapping, holiday baking, and all the fixins are handled while we are visiting Grandma’s house over the holidays.
Big BONUS: Free Babysitting!
My mom loves to watch our kids which is a huge help when I need to shop for Christmas presents. So, I try to make things as easy for her as possible by having her feed my two boys meals from Kidfresh.
If you haven’t seen these yet, make sure to look or them on the frozen food aisle at Walmart. The ingredients are super simple and the taste is kid approved!
If you want to keep things streamlined over the holidays and need a helping hand when you’re trying to pack it all in, I recommend Kidfresh. They’re a parent’s solution to meal times at Grandma’s. These meals will allow you, or a caretaker, to serve your kids a quick meal or snack without compromising on quality. These frozen meals are a simple, convenient, nutritious and tasty.
Tutorial: How to Make 4 FREE Christmas Activity Placemats
To make these 4 FREE Christmas Activity Placemats you will need:
- 1 Package of card stock in white
- 1 Color Printer
- 1 Pair of Scissors
- 1 Clear Tape Dispenser
- 1 Roll of White Write-On Wipe-Off Laminating Paper
- 1 Roll of Clear Laminating Paper
- 1 Roll of Gift wrapping Paper
- 1 Pencil
Directions to Make the FREE Christmas Activity Placemats
Step 1: – Print the download of FREE Christmas Activity Placemats
To download your FREE Christmas Placemats, just click the yellow button below.
Step 2: Cut a rectangle. Trace an existing placemat on the back side of your gift wrap paper and trim into a perfect rectangle.
Step 3: Cut and trim the printables. Align the printable placemats centered on the gift wrap paper and tape them in place.
Step 4: Laminate the back. It’s easiest to do this on the floor. Trace your rectangle onto a roll of wipe-on write-off laminate paper. Trim into a matching rectangle size and roll the laminate paper the opposite roll from the way it was originally rolled. Alight the edges with the back of the gift wrap paper and carefully unroll the lining from the sticky side of the laminate paper while unrolling it and attaching it to the back of the gift wrap paper.
Step 5: Laminate the front. Measure and trim a piece of laminate paper for the front. Using the same technique as outlined above, laminate the front of the placemat – protecting the gift wrap paper and placemat design.
Step 6: Decorate. My kids love finger lights and wind up cars. I think these placemats look super cute with fun toys and markers to keep kids busy at the supper table.
4 FREE Christmas Activity Placemat Video
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If your holiday table setting needs extra protection, just pick up a clear placemat and cover the entire tablecloth with it if needed.
Where to find Kidfresh Meals?
Love the new Kidfresh Wagon Wheels Mac + Cheese? How about the Kidfresh Super Duper Chicken Nuggets or the Kidfresh Mamma Mia Cheesy Pizza? You can find them at Walmart in the frozen meals section. Love Kidfresh? Follow them on Facebook, Instagram: @kidfreshfoods, Pinterest, or Twitter: @kidfreshfoods.
Kidfresh is new to Walmart. Kidfresh includes hidden veggies which make for great kids’ nutrition. Because they are easy to heat and prepare they offer a convenient option for families with a busy schedule.
If you plan to stop by the store anytime soon, make sure to get your coupon for $1.00 Off Kidfresh.
If you don’t care for coupons and would rather get cash back at the store, try Ibotta. You can use this Ibotta link for Kidfresh savings.
How do you prevent messes and spills at the holiday table?
Do you have any special tips to protect your holiday table? Have any fun Christmas craft ideas to share? I’m always looking for new ideas. Please leave a comment below and join the conversation. I love hearing from my readers!
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