We play with knives…5 ideas to keep kids entertained at a restaurant!
April 4, 2011 by Alison
B.O.R.E.D and hungry.
Restaurant waiting with 4 kids!
The manager comes out to say they are backed up and will be out shortly
…what he means is it will be another 30 minutes.
Entertaining them with ketchup…works for about 1 minute. 29 left to go.
Then add mustard. 2 minutes…28 minutes to go.
Sugar packets…30 seconds until they find out they can pour the sugar all over the floor! 27 minutes and 30 seconds to go. Urgg…
So here is the part where we begin to play with knives.
Please…they are butter knives and usually extremely dull at restaurants. Although, we do have one kid that we need to replace the dull butter knives with straws. He likes to sword fight with just about anything…safety first right!?!
Are you seeing it?
The answer to the next 12 minutes!?! Yep, we timed it!
A bit of ‘sugar’ added to our meal waiting time.
So what did we do with the rest of the 15 minutes and 30 seconds until chow time??
#2 Stacking ice cubes. Big square cubes make this a rockin’ time. This lasts about 5 minutes…until their hands are frozen or the ice melts and you have a puddle!
#3 Straw paper races. Just pull off one end of the paper straw and with the ‘naked’ end blow the paper off…oh wait, I am sure you already know this one because you’ve had to apologize to the table across from you when the wrapper went astray! Try shooting them across the table…it will help with the embarrassment. 7 minutes
#4 Lasso your ice. Pull that random string off your kid’s shirt, great entertainment for about 6 minutes!
#5 What’s missing? This can go on for a long time…we have not timed this one:)
Now go…find a restaurant that is backed up and has a line out the door. You can tackle it. You will be one proud mama knowing that you had a great meal without screaming from you or your kids!