Let’s set the table. First, we open placemats. Next, let’s put the plates down. Find the big circle. Next is cups. Let’s find the small circle. And forks. Last is napkins. Let’s put them on top of our plates.

The daily dialogue we use when setting our picnic tables for group snack. Not only does our group snack form a sense of community, of family, so does preparing for it. In part, that means setting the table. We invite a few friends each day to work with us to set our snack tables. Not only does it get them involved in contributing to a part of the day that everyone enjoys, but it helps to build that sense of community by working together to accomplish a task at hand–setting a table.