Photo by Jordyn Rozensky Photography

The main idea for kids: Create place mats to add special decoration to the Shabbat table.

Recommended age: 4+

Supervision: Recommended

Supplies needed:


  1. Spread newspaper on a flat work surface and put the place mats on top.
  2. Your place mat is for your spot at the table. What can you draw that shows off your hobbies and talents? Use the fabric markers to decorate the canvas.
  3. Follow directions on the fabric marker box for sealing the colors. After sealing, you can wash and dry the place mats as needed.
  4. Visit for instructions and information about Shabbat rituals, including the blessing over challah.

This project was originally featured in’s Shabbat of the Month Club program.