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That's My Seat!!!

Ever hear you children say, "That's my seat. I was sitting there first!" Here at homeschooling6 we do hear this and I'm so tired of it. This morning, I gathered the children together to address the problem. As I was speaking an idea came to mind (must be the Lord helping me out again) to make nameplates for each of the children. When they come to sit for a meal they place their nameplate in front of them. If they have to get up to do something, others know that, that seat is taken. We use to have assigned seats but now that their cousins join us for dinner most days we kind of got out of the assigned seats. We'll see how this works. If it doesn't work maybe we'll return to assigning seats again.

I folded an index card in half and the children decorated them with markers and stickers.
Here are some that have been completed.

Look, Lance wrote his own name. He decorated the back but I took a picture of the front so we can see his name. I'll add the rest later. Right now my computer is acting up.

I told the children that these are to be used with kindness and respect for one another. They are not for tagging seats rudely or rushing to get the seat you want. These are to mainly let someone know a seat is taken. So, no running or rushing to the table to mark a seat.



  1. I love this idea. We have this issue daily in our home. I'm going to give it a try.

    1. Have fun! I forgot we did this. Now that the kiddos are older it doesn't happen so often (once in a while with the two youngest but not much, lol).


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