Getting Ready for Disney: World: Placemat Kids Activity

If your family is getting excited and preparing for a family vacation at Disney World or if you family just loves a little magic in every day like we do - here is a fun Disney themed Kids Activity for Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary Age Children. These Placemat Kid Activity are fun to make and fun to use too.
Getting Ready for Disney - Placemat Kids Activity

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For today’s Disney inspired kids activity we decided to weave our own placemats out of paper.
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Disney Inspired Craft - Placemat Kid Activity

First You'll Need to Cut

You will need 2 complementing Disney themed scrapbook paper. Hold the two long sides together, taking care not to make a crease down the middle. Cut slits all the way down leaving 1-2” by where you are holding. Disney World Kids Activity Weaving Placemats
Hint: If you intend to laminate them to be used as placemats for actual meals make sure to trim the paper to a size that will fit in your laminator.

Time to Weave

 Weaving a disney themed placemat

Now cut strips from the coordinating paper that are about 2” wide.  Show your child how to weave the strips through the mat going over/under alternately. The next strip should be going over/under opposite from the first one. Repeat first two rows until you can’t fit any more.

weaving a disney inspired placemat

HINT: This activity was trickier than I thought. My 5 year old was able to do it with help. My 2nd Grader completed it mostly independently with just a couple reminders about the pattern from time to time.

DIY Kids Placemat Craft

Disney World themed placemats

Here are our completed works of art! These weaved placemats are fun to hang on a wall, use in a pretend play, or they can be laminated to be durable enough to be used at the kitchen table.

Disney World Kids Actiivty Placemat

Here is Minnie’s laminated placemat – ready to use for dinner tonight. Can you tell we are excited to be going to Disney World!


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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.