Sometimes you go somewhere, like a restaurant or the doctor’s office, and the kids get bored and restless sitting there. What can you do?
I’ll admit that I have resorted to handing over my phone in some dire circumstances, and although I am never particularly proud of myself for this, I am thankful for the temporary reprieve that it offers.
However, I knew in my bones that there had to be a better way. And then suddenly, after a hankering for turkey lettuce wraps, the solution sat in front of me in the form of an empty lunch meat container.
Just a smallish container and the possibilities became endless.
A small container per child
Art supplies–colored pencils, crayons, markers, stickers, and coloring pages have worked well for me
Small, versatile toys–blocks, figurines, or even a puzzle might be fun
Mix and match! I like to change the contents of the containers frequently because I enjoy their surprise when they see what’s inside.
That’s it! Cheap, simple, fun, and effective.