Wanting to avoid Restaurant Chaos?
My husband and I have 3 children. They are almost 5, 6, and 7 years old now. A couple of nights ago, we decided to go to On the Border. It was a school night and our 6 year old had homework. On the Border is pretty kid friendly, but I knew that we would have a bit of a wait before our food came. After we got home there would be no time for homework, so I decided to bring it with us. His homework was to make 2-D and 3-D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks.
It turned out to be a great activity and saved my kids from boredom and the "squirmies". Emily, my 4 year old made a two-story house with hers. Jesse started with the basics for his homework and ended with a house and garage.
Obviously, this wouldn't be the best activity for little ones, but for preschool and elementary age kids, it worked great! After we finished our food, we ate the marshmallows for dessert (easy clean up)! My kids asked me if we could bring marshmallows and toothpicks every time we ate out.