Restaurants have got the right idea. I have been known to pack some crayons and a coloring book when we go out to eat, just in case there isn’t something for the kids to do while we wait and try to visit and act normal in public with our kids.
I’ve found home is no different- while I am making dinner or just want everyone to stay seated at the table together, I put out crayons and tape on some coloring pages to use as our place mats. Even better, throw a whole sheet of butcher paper on your table and color away! I found some roll-out coloring sheets at Michael’s that I tape right to our table, and use some crayon-filled jars as the centerpiece.
What are your tips to keep the kids busy while you make dinner or actually eat as a family at the table?