Friday, November 12, 2010
Eating Out With Kids - Beyond the Restaurant Coloring Books and Crayons
Memory/Concentration or Pexeso as it is called in the CR. It's easy to find small memory card games made out of cardstock at any local papirnictvi store. They're sold in sheets, ready for you to cut up, and pack away. We keep ours in a tiny square ziploc we found about the house and cut down the number of pairs for restaurant play.
Miniature puzzles with 20 - 50 pieces or so. Pack them up and break them out at the table. And then enjoy adult conversation!
A little bag of Legos. If you are willing to lose a little Lego here or there, I think it's worth it!
Finger puppets courtesy of IKEA - good for the babe and imaginary play with the preschoolers.
Charades at the table using kid-friendly picture action cards. Get your hands on some printable charades cards here and here, scan some from a charades game you have at home (our source), or draw some up of your own. This makes for a great little game of bonding around the table.
These slotted building discs are available to download courtesy of MadebyJoel.
Color Sudoku courtesy of The Teaching Palette. Wonderful printable sudoku games made for 3 years of age and up!
And, the ultimate in keeping children happy just about anywhere - reading books!
All of this is packed up in a ziploc bag, ready for any adventure in restaurant eating that awaits us! What tricks do you use for eating out with children?
Posted by Light at 6:15 PM