Proper etiquette can be hard to crack, especially for young children. So if you’re teaching etiquette to your little ones, you already know the best way is to do it in a fun way! Take a look at these 18 etiquette activities for youth.
Best Proper Manners Lessons For Kids
Learning proper behavior is one of our most important life skills from an early age. First impressions matter, and a child with proper etiquette will grow up with great social and communication skills, making it easier to get along with others in all social situations.
Good etiquette is more than good table manners and knowing how to shake hands. It also means being both a good guest and host, respecting others, showing interest in new friends, knowing how to behave at a friend’s house, having a good attitude towards different scenarios, and more.
That’s why today we are sharing fun activities for teaching manners to young kids. It might sound complicated, but the good news is that there are simple ways to do it! Let’s get started.
1. The Good Manners Song
“The good manners song” reminds kids about good behavior in a fun way! They won’t even know they are learning. From Let’s Play Kids Music.
2. Behaving Properly | Little Mandy Manners | TinyGrads | Children’s Videos | Character Songs
Children can have fun singing along with Little Mandy Manners about having good behavior and learning proper manners. From Tiny Grads.
3. Teaching Manners Through Art
With a few supplies, your kids can create a masterpiece and practice different manners, such as sharing, asking politely, and being encouragers. From Motherhood On a Dime.
4. Build Better Habits With the Good Manners Box
If you have a middle schooler or kids going to school, it’s important to prepare your child’s social skills so that she gets along with others and show respect for her teachers and classmates. Try making this DIY box from PBS.
5. 4 Games/Activities that Teach Kids Manners
These games and activities are a great way to complement the good manners lesson plans, no matter the age of the child! From Simply Outrageous Youth.
6. Monster Manners Game
These monsters need a bit of help with their manners! This simple game helps children understand the difference between good and bad manners. From File Folder Fun.
7. Yes Please, No Thank You Holiday Meal Manners Game – FREE Printable AND Giveaway!
Here’s a fun way to help kids understand basic manners such as please and thank you, especially for a Thanksgiving feast. Idea from Happy Home Fairy.
8. Tools for Surviving Restaurants and Teaching Table Manners to Kids
Download and print this game to teach table manners to kids. All you need is the printable, a bead or token, and that’s it! From Cutesy Crafts.
9. A Fun Way to Teach Table Manners to Kids
Here’s a fun way to teach table manners to kids & free printable for the whole family! From Inspired by Family Mag.
10. 17 Brilliant Books for Teaching Kids Manners
If you’re trying to help your child be more polite, here are 17 brilliant books for teaching kids manners. From Glue Sticks and Gumdrops.
11. Teach Kids Game Playing Etiquette
If your kids are good at playing games but not skilled at game playing etiquette, this blog post is for you! It will teach them how to behave when playing with other kids. From Teach Mama.
12. Yes Please, No Thank You, Thanksgiving Manners for Kids
Learn how to talk about popular foods on the Thanksgiving menu, sort out favorites and learn how to politely accept or decline servings at dinner. From Things To Share and Remember.
13. 4 Cell Phone Etiquette Tips To Teach Your Kids Before Giving Them a Phone
Cell phone etiquette for kids is a thing. It may seem silly, but before we give our kids a cell phone, we must teach them how to use it properly. From Digital Mom Blog.
14. How to Teach Your Kids to Stop Interrupting
Do you have a child that relentlessly interrupts you? This simple tip from Not Consumed is sure to help!
15. Letter of the Week….H is for Hands (and hands are not for hitting!)
Hands are not for hitting is an exciting book to read aloud to kids, and this activity is perfect for teaching kids not to push, grab, hit, and bite. From Rhinestones & Pine Cones.
16. A Fun Table Manners Game
Table Taboo is a game with only one rule: You disobey the rule, and you could lose your rewards! There are 18 rule cards, so a different rule could be used for 18 meals. From Cornerstone Confessions.
17. Teach Kids To Set The Table in 5 Simple Steps
It is never too early to teach kids the proper way to set the table for dinner. Try these 5 simple steps with your kids to help them become table-setting helpers! From Education Possible.
18. Object Lesson For Kindness – The Domino Effect
Kids learn through object lessons and hands-on experience. This character-building lesson on kindness provides both! From Meaningful Mama.
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Did you try these etiquette activities for youth? Which one did you like most?