This study concerns the application of the Topological-Shape Sensitivity Method as a systematic procedure to determine the Topological Derivative for linear elastic plate bending problems within the framework of Kirchhoff's kinematic approach. This method, based on classical Shape Sensitivity Analysis, leads to a constructive procedure to obtain the Topological Derivative. Utilising the well known terminology of structural optimization, we adopt, the total potential strain energy as the cost function and the equilibrium equation as the constraint. Variational formulation as well as the direct differentiation method are used to perform the shape derivative of the cost function. Finally, in order to obtain a uniform distribution of bending moments in several plate problems, the Topological Derivative was approximated, by the Finite Element Method, and used to find the best place to insert holes. A simple hard-kill like topology algorithm, which furnishes satisfactory qualitative results in agreement with those reported in the literature, is also shown.