Coloring placemats are usually washable and some can be used as decoration on the dining table while coloring pages are usually just a paper or a coloring book. Coloring pages are only available in portrait mode, a little bit different with coloring placemats which are mostly landscape because it has another use of decoration. However, both can be made based on the theme, such as St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Also, both of them offer you such fun activities. Kids would like to draw in coloring pages. They can choose colors and match them with the pictures on coloring pages. But, what about coloring placemats? Actually, it looks similar. But, placemats can be more attractive with pictures such as food, animals, and many more.
As it is washable, it is safe for children. It is safe for the surroundings too because the template is as simple as for a placemat for the decoration on the dining table. The template consists of the plain picture of a plate, spoon, fork, knife, and of course, turkey. But still, especially preschoolers, need parents' attention and affection, so there won’t be any injuries during the production. It is also safe for the environment and money if parents choose to print it or draw it by themselves.
They are, of course, used as placemats, the decoration on the dining table. But, more than that, the activity of drawing can improve creativity. The essence of the drawings also conveys history and meaning. Some with festive value, some with the sign of gratitude. For Preschoolers, parents can also give the alphabet and numbers to educate them about those. For parents, they can learn how to search online, explore their creative side, or even share it to the parenting forum.
You absolutely can do so. It is a money saver option. You can also do your creativity like slip some gratitude message on the placemat. And after that, allow them to fill the characters with the matching color. Don’t forget the icon of Thanksgiving, a turkey. But you can add some pictures of the pilgrimages, leaves, pies, potatoes, and cranberry sauce or make a preschoolers-friendly riddle. Ask them about the figures as well.
Thanksgiving placemats can be a good medium for kids though to understand more about Thanksgiving Day. Such fun activities to do during Thanksgiving day by coloring Thanksgiving placemats!