I'm a teacher and getting new kids in 2 weeks. It is much easier to clean up at lunch when everyone has a place mat. For summer camp we made laminated ones. I had the kids draw on construction paper and laminated them. I was thinking for the fall of making fabric ones and embroidering each kids name on them. Does anyone have any idea on patterns to use? I want to do scrappy with bright colors. Also, how do I prevent them from fighting over the ones they want? I just think fabric is easier to clean and will last longer. Our laminated ones are ruined and it has only been 7 weeks !
I am hoping to get them started now so that I don't get bogged down that is why I ask for ideas on them not getting mad about which one they get.
Thanks for your help :)