Sometimes, you just need your kids to sit down and shut up. It’s harsh, I know- but whether you’re going to church, a PTA meeting, a wedding, a long car ride, or any other instance where kids can get fidgety- you might just need to keep them distracted for a while. And this post by Hilary at Pulling Curls has the perfect solution- “Quiet Bags”. It’s a soft bag filled with quiet activities that will keep the kids busy for an hour or so. She made them to bring with the kids to church, and I think it’s a fantastic idea. Here’s more info:
-Make it a “special” bag- don’t let them play with it any other time except for church (or meetings, etc.).
-Find things that are FUN and QUIET to go in it- toys, books, coloring pages- whatever works.
-Bringing food is also a great option when kids are old enough for solids!