If you’ve ever had to take your kids to a place where they needed to be quiet, you know how challenging this can be. It’s not easy to tell a 1, 2, 3, or 4 year old to “sit and be quiet” for any period of time, or even a 5, 6, or 7 year old for that matter! In certain situations where you need your kids to be quiet the key is to have something for them to do. You need to have a plan for the so they are kept busy, occupied and distracted so you can focus on whatever you need to do. For meetings, important phone calls, church or whatever you need, I have found 13 fun DIY activities that you can make for your kids to play with so you can focus. These ideas for great for little kids, but I am sure some big kids would find them fun too.
Creation Busy Book (great for church!)
So if you kids have trouble staying quiet when you really need them to (like every kid ever!) then spend some time one of these weekends and craft a few of these quiet-time ideas and keep them with you when you are out. By keeping your kids busy, they are more likely to be quiet and happy- so you can focus, think or listen.