Table Manners and

Eating Habits

By Liat Edri

"Habonim" School

For the 6th grade




Introduction Task 1 The Process Task 2 Task 3 Task 4










Miriam is Motti's mother. She is at her friend's house and she is telling Dina how her son behaved when they had lunch the other day.

Miriam: "Listen, Dina. I was shocked to see my own son eating meatballs and rice with his fingers. The whole family was there (his grandparents and our family) and I was ashamed of him. He finished eating his meal, left the plate on the table and went out. Do you understand what I'm telling you? He left us and the guests in the middle of having lunch before we finished to eat. Please, tell me what to do."

Dina: "Buy your son a book about table manners. After he reads this book, he'll know how to behave at the table."




Task 1

Help Miriam and prepare this book for Motti.




The Process

Basic table manners to teach kids:

A)  Read the 10 commands ( )

of table manners.

You may use the glossary ( ) for help.

B) Add 3 other table manners of your own.

C) Make a presentation using the Power-Point.

Use these table manners and add pictures and animations to them.

Make sure you have: 1. an opening

2. at least 10 table manners

3. a suitable picture for each manner

4. your personal details (name, class)

Save your work on a diskette under the title:

Table manners by (your name).

Table manners:

1. Eat with a fork. Only babies eat with fingers.

2. Don't stuff your mouth full of food, it isnt nice and also dangerous.

3. Chew with your mouth closed. No one wants to see food being chewed. Do no talk with your mouth full.

4. Don't make any rude comments about any food being served. It will hurt someone's feelings.

5. Always say thank you when served something.


6. If the meal is not buffet style, then wait until everyone is served before eating. It shows consideration.

7. Eat slowly, don't gobble up the food. Enjoy it slowly; Slowly means to wait about 5 seconds after swallowing before getting another forkful.

8. When eating rolls, break off a piece of bread before buttering. Eating a whole piece of bread does not look nice.

9. Don't reach over someone's plate for something, ask someone to pass the item to you.

10. Don't pick anything out of your teeth. If it bothers you that bad, excuse yourself and go to the restroom to pick.

11. Always use a napkin to dab your mouth. Put it on your lap. Remember, dab your mouth only. Don't wipe your face or blow your nose with a napkin. Excuse yourself from the table and go the restroom to do those things.

12. When eating at someone's home or a guest of someone at a restaurant, always thank the host and tell them how delicious it was, even if it wasn't. Again, someone took time, energy, and expense to prepare the food. Show your appreciation.




Task 2

Put the new words in order according to the ABC:

( -ABC)

@    .

@    .

@    .

@    .

appreciation =

expense =

host =

delicious =

dab =

napkin =

restroom =

pick = ,

buffet =

style =

reach =

excuse = ,

bother = ,

fork =

chew =

wipe =

bow =

rude =

gobble up=

forkful =

swallow =

consideration =

lap =

comments= ,





Task 3

Choose 5 words and write them in a sentence.

Click here.





Task 4

Ask your parents, friends and teachers about their table manners. Write down their answers and compare them; find the similarities and the differences.

Click here.


Enjoy your work!

Liat Edri.