Making lunchtime a learning time

Occupying children with an educational activity
while they are having sandwiches or school lunch

Active Learning Place Mats sit under the child’s plate while eating but then become an educational activity full of activities and information suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 children.

Better still, because the place mats can be wiped clean using a dry cloth, they can be used again and again. And not only at lunchtime but also during wet playtimes.

Each of the Active Learning Place Mats comes as a set of six, and the pack also includes six dry-wipe pens.

Four different sets of six mats plus pens are available, each focussing on a different topic.

Looking first at the “Letter Fun” series, the first mat has alphabet sequencing activities based on a picture of a peacock on one side and a further sequencing game based on The Tree on the reverse.

Continuing with the Letter Fun series there are two dot-to-dots to complete on place mat two, while mat three has rhyming pairs on each side. Mat four comes with beginning sounds, mat five deals with ending sounds and mat six has complete the words and match the words exercises.

Set two relates to the Animal Kingdom and includes pets and insects (mat 1), fish and the countryside (mat 2), birds and arctic animals (mat 3), endangered and woodland animals (mat 4), reptiles and safari animals (mat 5), and nocturnal animals and horses (mat 6).

The Times Tables series includes questions on all the times tables up to 10 experienced through both multiplication and division questions, while the Key Words series of mats uses word searches within shapes to stretch the children’s awareness of letter combinations.

There are more details and illustrations on our website.

You can order the Active Learning Place Mats in any of these ways:

  • On our website
  • By phone on 01604 505000
  • By fax to 01604 505001
  • By email to
  • By post to Multi-Sensory Learning, Highgate House, Creaton, Northants, NN6 8NN