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Divided Plates for Kids

When I first thought of doing a post on divided plates, I wasn’t sure I would find much, but woah, Nelly! There are soooo many. And they’re wonderful. I could have added lots more, but this would have been the longest post in the whole world, so here are a curated few.

My kids LOVE to eat out of divided plates and trays and they always remind me of school lunches. I suppose that shouldn’t really be a fond memory, but there it is.

Monkey divided plate

Skip Hop monkey divided plate on Amazon. Check out the bee, too. Actually, they’re all good.


Elephant Divided Dish

Divided elephant snack plate – with lid- from Giggle.


wooden divided plates

Wooden divided plates by Fun Fam Japan on All Modern. I am dying these are so beautiful.


Giraffe divided plate

Giraffe divided tray by Hana Blomst on Smallable.


stainless steel tray

Stainless steel divided tray on Amazon.


Gruffalo divided plate

Gruffalo divided plate from Alex and Alexa. “I’m having a feast with a gruffalo!”



Skip Hop divided plate

Skip Hop divided plate. The pieces come apart for easy cleaning, and the base is non-skid. Don’t you just want to play with the fork and spoon?


Crocodile Creek divided plate

Crocodile Creek divided plate from Alex and Alexa. Such retro cuteness.


Innobaby Stainless Bus Divided Platter

Innobaby Stainless Bus Divided Platter. This is just plain adorable, isn’t it?


construction plate

Construction plate from Uncommon Goods. Go ahead, make all the truck sounds while they’re eating.

I may just throw out all of my dishes and go with divided plates and trays. Your different foods need never touch each other again!

Like these? Check out my Design in the Everyday board on Pinterest.

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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  1. Ha! Love the pea pusher 🙂

    I’ve recently given my one-year-old a divided plate and it’s brilliant – instead of scooping her food out onto the table, she now is engrossed with moving the food from compartment to compartment: everything stays on the plate. Now if she’d just put more of it in her mouth…

    • Gotta love those fine motor skills being put in play.

  2. OMG. The construction one is the best. I love having a place to park utensils.

    I used to have basic melamine divided plates for my kids when they were small, just like in the cafeteria at school. They were used for every meal for years. Then in a fit of internet article induced melamine-phobia, I threw them out.

    We all miss them.

    • That’s a sad, sad story. I think you need some new ones- Or maybe stainless steel so everyone can pretend they’re in jail. Fun!

  3. What a creative idea for a post! I LOVE the construction zone plate!

    • Looks like the construction plate is the big hit! It is very cool, isn’t it?

  4. Wow, they do get intricate, don’t they? I never really thought about divided plates before – but wow! Couture plates! Love it!

    I would love to have one of these plates for Gray – you know, because he keeps all his food on his plate. Yeah right! But, they are too cute!

  5. I think I gyped my kids. They didn’t grow up with cool divided plates. I have to hide this post from them.

  6. My kinds eat so much better when I serve their food on their divided plates. I really like the wood one and the illustrated ones!

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