For a while, I’ve had the idea of laminating paper menus from some of our favorite restaurants so that our children can have something different at each meal to use as a placemat.
Av got them laminated for us, and they turned out great!
We’ve got placemats now from Bright Star, Lusco’s, Attman’s, Cotton Patch, Walnut Hills, Primo’s, McGuire’s, Stamps Superburger…
Niki’s West, Mary Mac’s, Wintzell’s, Schwartz’s in Montreal, Faidley’s in Baltimore, the old Sal and Sam’s, even a peach pie wrapper from The Varsity that I guess can be a drink coaster…
Hopefully when they get older the boys will have a good time deciding which placemat to use – and it will give them something to practice reading with too.
I’ve also been saving mayonnaise and applesauce jars for catching lightning bugs!