Setting the table is a good way for kids to contribute to meal preparations. Our kids (currently 4 and 2), and I expect most kids, have trouble remembering where to put each utensil. I say this because I sometimes forget, myself.
My wife came up with a good way of teaching our kids (and me) how to set the table — it’s a rhyme, and it goes like this:
Fork, knife, spoon, see ya again soon!
Get it? That’s the order of the utensils from left to right. Good old mnemonics.
Or you can go with this option.