Encourage autonomy and a sense of cooperation by allowing your child to put clean silverware away. Show him where each type of silverware goes and allow him to sort.
Remove any sharp knives before your child begins sorting. If you are uncomfortable with your child’s safety during this activity, give your child plastic utensils and an old cutlery tray and encourage him to do the sorting activity with these materials. Then, set up an area in your kitchen cabinets for him to store “his” silverware.