When playing a new board game for the first time, like Settlers of Catan, it helps if someone knows how to set it up.
In a similar way, set up the Kanban board for the team on the first project. It helps them see what you mean to move a work item sticky note from one column to the next column.
We keep a list of default columns to quickly set up new boards. This helps to ensure each project has both the right process steps and the ready queue columns between the steps.