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Printable Play Mats and Tabletop Play Kit

Printable play mats encourage creative fun! Download a set of printable placemats to entertain your kids during meals. 

What are your mornings like? I usually try to cram in a little bit of work before the kids wake up and it’s time to fix breakfast. Most mornings are easy breakfasts, but I like to have something to entertain the kids during prep and clean up afterward. My go-to has been videos and tv shows, but that isn’t exactly a great way to get their brains going in the morning. Today, I’m sharing how we are working to build a better breakfast, by starting the day off with Printable Play Mats.

Printable Play Mats, Interactive and Wipeable Placemats for Kids, by @CraftivityD

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Play Mats – such a better choice than the television, right? Each of the free Play Mats features an activity that challenges the mind and inspires creativity. The kids can be artistic and I can focus on food prep and cleanup. They can even play while eating since the Play Mats are wipeable.

This is such an easy project… a quick trip to Wal-mart, and I was ready to go with everything I needed. If this is something your kids would enjoy, it will take less than a half-hour to pull together.

Printable Play Mats: Supplies

Card Stock
Printer
Printable Play Mat PDF Files
Laminator
Laminating Pouches
Dry-Erase Markers
Legos

Printable Play Mats, Interactive and Wipeable Placemats for Kids, by @CraftivityD

Printable Play Mats: Instructions

Enter your email below to access the Printable Play Mat PDF files and print them on 8.5×11 Cardstock. 


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Next, slide each print into a laminating pouch and run it through the laminator. Lay the laminated sheets flat while cooling, and then they will be ready for play!

Printable Play Mats, Interactive and Wipeable Placemats for Kids, by @CraftivityD
Printable Play Mats, Interactive and Wipeable Placemats for Kids, by @CraftivityD
Printable Play Mats, Interactive and Wipeable Placemats for Kids, by @CraftivityD

Tabletop Play Kit

I know that we won’t use our Printable Play Mats if they aren’t close at hand during breakfast. That’s why I’ve set up a Tabletop Play Kit on the table in our Breakfast Nook. That sounds like a fancy title, but it’s just a tray with a few essentials. Fill Mason jars with Legos and Dry-Erase Markers to use with the Play Mats. If you’ve got older kids, set out breakfast on the tray, too. My son feels like a “big kid” when he can get everything himself.

Printable Play Mats, Interactive and Wipeable Placemats for Kids, by @CraftivityD
Printable Play Mats, Interactive and Wipeable Placemats for Kids, by @CraftivityD

A quick, self-serve breakfast can still be nutritious even though it’s easy. Your kids can get protein, carbohydrates, and vitamin C from a simple combination of Great Value Milk, Blueberry Lender’s Bagels and Del Monte Fruit and Veggie Fusions while also supporting a great cause.

Printable Play Mats, Interactive and Wipeable Placemats for Kids, by @CraftivityD
Printable Play Mats, Interactive and Wipeable Placemats for Kids, by @CraftivityD

Join Feeding America in The Great American Milk Drive to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry children and families who need it most. More than 14 million servings of milk have been delivered to food banks through this first-of-its-kind initiative. Visit milklife.com/give to learn more about The Great American Milk Drive.

Printable Play Mats, Interactive and Wipeable Placemats for Kids, by @CraftivityD

Our breakfast and morning routine is a little simpler, and much more creative, with Play Mats for the kids.

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Hayley Fitzpatrick

Friday 4th of September 2020

LOving your ideas. I would love to try the creative play mats for my kids, Much appreciated

Lora Green

Monday 14th of September 2020

You can download them in the section called: PRINTABLE PLAY MATS : INSTRUCTIONS - it's about halfway through the post. Simply enter your email in the form and then a link will appear to download the files. Hope you enjoy them!

Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

Friday 30th of September 2016

What a great idea Lora! I love that the playmats are reusable. I really need to invest in a personal laminater because I have so many things I want to laminate, but don't want to have to run to the store to do it.

craftivitydesigns@gmail.com

Monday 3rd of October 2016

It's a handy tool to have at home!

Gretchen@BoxyColonial

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

I love the mats! Such a great idea!

craftivitydesigns@gmail.com

Monday 3rd of October 2016

Thanks, Gretchen!

Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

Friday 23rd of September 2016

such a fun and creative way to keep the kiddos in line!! I love the lego one - genius! My boys would be mesmerized trying to figure it out.

Sabrina

Friday 23rd of September 2016

This is such a cute idea Lora, I can't decide which one I like the most. What a creative way to keep the kiddos busy and entertained!